Electives & Clubs
In Choir you will:
Make new friends
Make great music
Learn to entertain
Learn to make people listen, laugh, and cry
Learn how to read music (it’s like another language!)
Be part of something great!
The United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) is a program that provides high school students an opportunity to experience the challenges of rigorous academic competition through participation in team activities. In addition, the Academic Decathlon involves members of the business/industry as active supporters of a program promoting academic excellence. Long term relationships, developed through joint participation, benefit the students and the community.
The Academic Decathlon is designed to include students from all academic backgrounds. Each nine-member team consists of three A students, three B students and three C students. In addition to a seven-minute interview, a one-hour essay and two speeches (four minutes prepared and two minutes impromptu), written comprehensive exams are given in music, art, language/literature, mathematics, economics, (social) science, and the Super Quiz.
This course is designed to provide the student with levels of beginner to advance the knowledge and practice of dance as an art form. Our activities will provide the students with an understanding of cultural and kinesthetic awareness, muscle memory, improvisation, dance history, composition, individual and group problem solving, choreography, and performance. Student will be guided to work at their potential and apply discipline and commitment to obtain excellence in performance.
The student develops an awareness of the body’s movement, using sensory information while dancing.
The student applies elements of science and fitness principles to dance.
The student develops knowledge and skill of dance elements, choreographic processes, and forms in a variety of dance styles.
The student demonstrates an understanding of cultural, historical, and artistic diversity.
ILTEXAS GARLAND HS DANCE COMPANY
The purpose of the dance company is to:
Focus on dance as an art form
Experience collegiate level of class technique, history, production, and performances
Learn a diversity of dance styles
Create school spirit, pride and loyalty.
Develop responsibility, teach self-respect, encourage honest effort, strive for perfection and develop character.
Teach teamwork and pride in a quality performance through maintaining high standards.
If you are interested in auditioning for our dance company know that we will be auditioning in the Spring Semester. Dates will be determined later.
Junior World Affairs Council
The International Leadership of Texas Junior World Affairs Council (ILT-JWAC) will help ILT students gain the insight, understanding and information to keep abreast of international affairs. ILT-JWAC will be linked to the International Education Initiative of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. The ILT Junior WAC will meet bi-weekly and will participate in the following:
Attend Council programs off-campus
Participate in Academic WorldQuest
Host International Visitors or speakers for a few hours on campus
Participate in an international community service project of JWACS choice
Participate in the Global Citizenry Forum (International Career Day)
Participate in History at the Movies programs
National Honors Society
The National Honor Society recognizes and celebrates exemplary students. The organization is based on four principals: service, character, scholarship, and leadership. National Honor Society students are expected to complete community service projects. They are expected to conduct themselves responsibly and ethically at all times. They are expected to exhibit academic excellence by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater and they are expected to be leaders within their school and community.
For more information, please contact Ms. Gomez
Students enrolled in Theatre will learn a variety theatrical endeavors, with an emphasis on appreciating, exploring, and performing theater as an art form.
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Our yearbook team will learn visual, technological, and applicable ways to document our exciting first year at ILT! The work will be a dynamic, collaborative effort and will expand our critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We will study award-wining publications, learn about our responsibility as communicators, and discover the process of creating, producing, and publishing.
Need more information?
Contact Ms. Thomas.
Gabrielle Clover | Orchestra Director
Will the school be providing/renting instruments?
The school will not be providing instruments. We are currently working on acquiring funds to purchase only a few select instruments, such as Tubas and Percussion that are traditionally not rented to students.
Where can I rent an instrument?
The band program is partnering with Music & Arts, a music retailer that offers affordable rental plans.
Learn more at www.musicarts.com, (972) 530-9083, or visit their Garland location at 5435 North Garland Avenue, Suite 150.
They have several other DFW locations as well.
Are beginners able to play percussion (drums)?
Beginners will be placed on one of six instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Cornet (Trumpet), Trombone, and Baritone (Euphonium). This will allow for better homogenous study of music during the critical beginning stages of learning an instrument. Those students who show commitment, dedication, and quality musicianship will become candidates for moving to Percussion, French Horn, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, and Baritone Saxophone at a later date.
Where can I purchase supplies for Band class?
Music & Arts will be providing all music-related supplies such as books, reeds, cleaning supplies, metronomes/tuners, and music stands.
Can my child do both band/choir? band/orchestra?
Please check with your school's counselor for accurate information regarding elective enrollment. In general, students should be able to do two music ensembles as long as their schedule allows for it. However, 6th graders may only choose one elective.