Schedule in Detail

Arts focus and academics, block schedules and blended learning…it’s all a bit untraditional, and confusing. If you’re looking for insight into how it all comes together, you’re in the right place. Let’s get this disclaimer out of the way: presented here are sample schedules meant to illuminate our process, even if you’re looking at your intended major, your actual schedule and courses will vary.

A Typical Freshman Year

So here’s what this looks like, in this case for a student joining Westinghouse Arts Academy to study studio arts.

Semester 1

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
World Lit 1 8:10-9:30 World Lit Flex 8:10-9:30 World Lit flex 8:10-9:30 World Lit Flex 8:10-9:30 World Lit 1 8:10-9:30
Biology Flex 9:35-10:55 Biology 9:35-10:55 Biology Flex 9:35-10:55 Biology 9:35-10:55 Biology Flex 9:35-10:55
Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50
World Cultures Arts and Crafts 11:55-1:15 Studio Arts Orientation 11:55-1:15 World Cultures Arts and Crafts 11:55-1:15 Studio Arts Orientation 11:55-1:15 21st Century Skills 11:55-1:15
21st Century Skills 1:20-2:40 Drawing 1 1:20-2:40 Spanish 1 1:20-2:40 Drawing 1 1:20-2:40 Spanish 1 1:20-2:40

  • Monday

  • 8:10-9:30
  • World Lit 1
    8:10-9:30

  • World Lit Flex
    8:10-9:30

  • World Lit flex
    8:10-9:30

  • World Lit Flex
    8:10-9:30

  • World Lit 1
    8:10-9:30

  • Tuesday

  • 9:35-10:55
  • Biology Flex
    9:35-10:55

  • Biology
    9:35-10:55

  • Biology Flex
    9:35-10:55

  • Biology
    9:35-10:55

  • Biology Flex
    9:35-10:55

  • Wednesday

  • 11:00-11:50
  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Thursday

  • 11:55-1:15
  • World Cultures Arts and Crafts
    11:55-1:15

  • Studio Arts Orientation
    11:55-1:15

  • World Cultures Arts and Crafts
    11:55-1:15

  • Studio Arts Orientation
    11:55-1:15

  • 21st Century Skills
    11:55-1:15

  • Friday

  • 1:20-2:40
  • 21st Century Skills
    1:20-2:40

  • Drawing 1
    1:20-2:40

  • Spanish 1
    1:20-2:40

  • Drawing 1
    1:20-2:40

  • Spanish 1
    1:20-2:40

Semester 2

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Algebra 1 Flex 8:10-9:30 Algebra 1 Flex 8:10-9:30 Algebra 1 Flex 8:10-9:30 Algebra 1 Flex 8:10-9:30 Algebra 1 Flex 8:10-9:30
World Cultures and Geography Flex 9:30-10:55 World Cultures & Geography 9:30-10:55 World Cultures & Geography Flex 9:30-10:55 World Cultures & Geography 9:30-10:55 World Cultures & Geography Flex 9:30-10:55
Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50
Principles and Elements of Design 11:55-1:15 Painting 1 11:55-1:15 Principles and Elements of Design 11:55-1:15 Painting 1 11:55-1:15 Yoga (gym) 11:55-1:15
Yoga (gym) 1:20-2:40 Sculpture 1 1:20-2:40 Spanish 1 1:20-2:40 Sculpture 1 1:20-2:40 Spanish 1 1:20-2:40

  • Monday

  • 8:10-9:30
  • Algebra 1 Flex
    8:10-9:30

  • Algebra 1 Flex
    8:10-9:30

  • Algebra 1 Flex
    8:10-9:30

  • Algebra 1 Flex
    8:10-9:30

  • Algebra 1 Flex
    8:10-9:30

  • Tuesday

  • 9:35-10:55
  • World Cultures and Geography Flex
    9:30-10:55

  • World Cultures & Geography
    9:30-10:55

  • World Cultures & Geography Flex
    9:30-10:55

  • World Cultures & Geography
    9:30-10:55

  • World Cultures & Geography Flex
    9:30-10:55

  • Wednesday

  • 11:00-11:50
  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Thursday

  • 11:55-1:15
  • Principles and Elements of Design
    11:55-1:15

  • Painting 1
    11:55-1:15

  • Principles and Elements of Design
    11:55-1:15

  • Painting 1
    11:55-1:15

  • Yoga (gym)
    11:55-1:15

  • Friday

  • 1:20-2:40
  • Yoga (gym)
    1:20-2:40

  • Sculpture 1
    1:20-2:40

  • Spanish 1
    1:20-2:40

  • Sculpture 1
    1:20-2:40

  • Spanish 1
    1:20-2:40

Each academic year includes two semesters, and each semester has a brand new schedule.

Our schedule has four 80-minute classes each day. Two of these will be academic classes, each scheduled 5 periods per week. For the second half of the schedule, arts classes dominate. But, this time may also include our 9th Grade Academy classes, foreign language, and gym.

Accelerated Academics for an 11th Grade Dancer

This student chooses a stronger focus on academics, opting to take a third year of foreign language in place of a dance elective. AP and honors classes round out a rigorous academic schedule, with ample time to grow as a dancer as well.

Advanced Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Dance Improvisation 8:10-9:30 Intermediate Ballet 8:10-9:30 Dance Improvisation 8:10-9:30 Intermediate Ballet 8:10-9:30 Intermediate Jazz 8:10-9:30
Intermediate Jazz 9:35-10:55 Spanish 3 9:35-10:55 Intermediate Modern 9:35-10:55 Spanish 3 9:35-10:55 Intermediate Modern 9:35-10:55
Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50 Phoenix Time 11:00-11:50
AP US History 11:55-1:15 AP US History Flex 11:55-1:15 AP US History Flex 11:55-1:15 AP US History Flex 11:55-1:15 World Lit 1 11:55-1:15
Honors Physics Flex 1:20-2:40 Honors Physics 1:20-2:40 Honors Physics 1:20-2:40 Honors Physics 1:20-2:40 Honors Physics Flex 1:20-2:40

  • Monday

  • 8:10-9:30
  • Dance Improvisation
    8:10-9:30

  • Intermediate Ballet
    8:10-9:30

  • Dance Improvisation
    8:10-9:30

  • Intermediate Ballet
    8:10-9:30

  • Intermediate Jazz
    8:10-9:30

  • Tuesday

  • 9:35-10:55
  • Intermediate Jazz
    9:35-10:55

  • Spanish 3
    9:35-10:55

  • Intermediate Modern
    9:35-10:55

  • Spanish 3
    9:35-10:55

  • Intermediate Modern
    9:35-10:55

  • Wednesday

  • 11:00-11:50
  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Phoenix Time
    11:00-11:50

  • Thursday

  • 11:55-1:15
  • AP US History
    11:55-1:15

  • AP US History Flex
    11:55-1:15

  • AP US History Flex
    11:55-1:15

  • AP US History Flex
    11:55-1:15

  • World Lit 1
    11:55-1:15

  • Friday

  • 1:20-2:40
  • Honors Physics Flex
    1:20-2:40

  • Honors Physics
    1:20-2:40

  • Honors Physics
    1:20-2:40

  • Honors Physics
    1:20-2:40

  • Honors Physics Flex
    1:20-2:40

Want to Learn More?

Next Steps

Admission to Westinghouse Arts Academy is offered to students who successfully audition for one of our six arts focus areas. If you’re interested in audition and enrollment information, sign up to learn more about the process, schedule a tour or shadow day, and secure an evaluation date to audition. Or, support our programs with a financial gift.

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