FINE ARTS PATRONS

The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy School of Fine Arts is proud to offer some of the highest level Fine Arts programing in the Metro Atlanta area. 

The School of Fine Arts is an essential element of the overall curriculum and the educational strategy at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy.  We know that studying music and art helps develop young minds, and fine arts courses are available to all students in all grade levels.  ELCA's fine arts programs are specifically designed to move students through an aligned curriculum, from PreK – 12th grade, that preps them to study fine arts at university.

There’s no other way to replicate the experience of being part of a marching band, a symphonic band, a Broadway-style musical, or a large ensemble chorus, than joining one!  And now your homeschoolers don’t have to miss out on these confidence-boosting opportunities.

 

ELCA School of Fine Arts warmly welcomes homeschool students to enroll in these year-long, large format classes alongside our full-time students. 

 

Whether your child is dabbling in a potential interest, eager to hone emerging talents, looking for socialization with peers who also love the arts, or merely trying to fulfill a fine arts credit, ELCA School of Fine Arts can serve your needs.

 

Your children, tweens, and teens get the best of both worlds—a one-of-a-kind fine arts education on our campus, and their regular academic curriculum at home with you.

 

Whatever your child’s grade or preferred Visual or Performing arts discipline of choice, there’s a class for you! Choose one that matches your weekly schedule and the grade of your child:

Elementary School (K-4th):   One 50-minute class per week

  • Elementary Art 

  • Introduction to the Performing Arts (vocal music, instrumental music, theatrical music)

  • Music Technology Lab (MIDI): Sight reading, music theory, composition, playing piano 

 

Middle School 5th & 6th Grade:  Five 50-minute classes per week 

  • Chorus

  • Band

  • Art

  • Music Technology Lab (MIDI): Sight reading, music theory, composition, playing piano 

 

Middle School 7th & 8th Grade / High School:   Five 50-minute classes per week

  • Chorus:  7th Grade Chorus, 8th Grade Chorus, High School Advance Choral Performance

  • Band:  7th Grade Band, Symphonic Band, Advanced Wind Ensemble

  • Drama: 7th Grade Drama, 8th Grade Drama, High School Advanced Theatrical Performance

  • Middle School Art: 7th Grade Visual Art,  8th Grade Visual Art

  • High School Art:  Comp Art I, Comp Art 2, Selected Studio Art, AP Art

  • Guitar:  Beginning Guitar, Intermediate Guitar, Advanced Guitar Performance

  • Music Technology Lab (MIDI): Sight reading, music theory, composition, playing piano 

 

 

After School Extracurricular Courses

  • Young Charger Choral (Audition Only) - 1 day per week / 2nd-4th grade

  • Middle School Honor Chorus (Audition Only) - 1 day per week / 5th-8th grade

  • Mighty Charger Marching Band (Audition Only) - 5 days per week / 7th-12th grade / July-Dec

 

 

SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS COSTS

Application Fee per student (non-refundable) $100 (each additional student per family $50) 

Tuition for classes taught once per week - $67 per month ($800 per year)

Tuition for classes taught daily (Monday through Friday) - $167 per month ($2000 per year)

Mighty Charger Marching Band - $42 per month ($500 for the 5-month season)

Tuition is paid over 12 months (dependent on date of admission).

HOW TO GET STARTED

If you have questions and would like to talk to someone, call the ELCA Admissions Office at 678.818.1072  to get more details. Or email us.

Want to learn more? Or are you ready to enroll? Complete the SOFA Home School Inquiry below to begin the process.  After we receive your request, we’ll answer all your questions and walk you through the steps to get your children singing, dancing, acting, and performing as part of the ELCA School of Fine Arts.

WE INVITE YOU TO EXPERIENCE ELCA FINE ARTS!

LOWER SCHOOL FINE ARTS

UPPER SCHOOL FINE ARTS

Pre-K through 4th Grade

Grades 5-12

PRE-SCHOOL (K3 & K4):

In pre-school, our students participate in the music classes and have two live music performances per year. Students rotate into the Music Suite where they learn the basics of music, rhythm, and tempo that will prep them for their elementary performing arts classes. Pre-school students also study visual arts as part of their regular pre-school curriculum.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Kindergarten – 4th grade):

In elementary grades, the study of fine arts begins to accelerate. ELCA students in kindergarten through 4th Grade attend three fine arts classes per week held in our state of the art School of Fine Arts learning centers

At the middle school level, the coursework becomes much more rigorous as they are required to perform at very high levels. Because the students are growing and changing developmentally at this age level, we keep them grouped by grade and work in smaller classroom sizes. This is critical to the personal and intensive level of training that is required to prepare them for the larger classrooms, expanded rigor and bigger ensembles that they will be afforded in high school performing arts classes.

As students rise to the high school level, they will have developed a clearly defined track, aggressively prepping for University, preparing for audition opportunities, and becoming worthy candidates for scholarships. ELCA School of Fine Arts students are at the top of the roster when it comes to the mastery of their specialty, making their pathway into the best colleges and universities achievable. 

SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS

STAFF

Chuck Ekstedt
Fine Arts Director, High School Drama Teacher

 

Tracey Fuller
Director of Choral Music Pre-K thru 12th grade

Derek Rock
Director of Middle School and High School Bands

 

Sereana Cook
High School Art Teacher and AP Art Instructor

 

Joe Tucker
Middle School and High School Guitar Teacher, Praise Band Director

 

Sarah Blackaby
Middle School Art Teacher

 

Jake Thorn

Middle School Drama Teacher, Music Technology Lab Instructor

 

Beverly Hedges
Pre-K thru 12th grade Choral Music Teaching Assistant and Piano Accompanist

Linda Jones

Elementary Art Teacher

SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS

FOR HOME SCHOOLERS

OUR MISSION

Fine Arts programs are an essential element of the curriculum at ELCA. Fine Arts Programs are available to all students at all grade levels. Even if it is something as simple as your child performing in the Elementary Christmas Program... your student will be touched by the ELCA Fine Arts department. 

In September 2003, the Fine Arts Patrons was founded so that we could collectively support the Fine Arts students, the Fine Arts Staff, and the ELCA faculty to ensure the greatest advantages in Fine Arts education are available for our children. 

The Mission of the Fine Arts Patrons is four-fold:

  1.  Create a pool of resources that can be called upon to benefit and support the advancement of Fine Arts at ELCA.

  2.  Raise additional funds to supplement and support the Fine Arts at ELCA.

  3.  Encourage parental and student involvement in ELCA Fine ARTS activities, programs, and projects.

  4. Assist Fine Arts parents, Fine Arts faculty, and ELCA staff members in developing the skills they need to support all of the ELCA Fine Arts. 

We Support all of the Fine Arts Programs at ELCA: 

Art 

Symphonic Band

Marching Band

Chorus

Chorale Groups

Elementary Music

Drama

Student Praise Band

PATRONS INFORMATION

 

2021-22 Fine Arts Patrons Board of Directors

President: Mandy Corso | elcafinearts@gmail.com

Vice President: Sharon Dial | sharon.dial@yahoo.com

Treasurer: Linda Henderson-Smith | drlyhenderson@gmail.com

Secretary: Shanika King | shanikaking40@gmail.com

Fund Raising Chair: Elicia Collins | collins.elicia1226@gmail.com 

Fine Arts Patrons meetings will take place in the Life Center, room 113 at 5:30PM according to the following schedule:

 

August 12, 2021

September 9, 2021

October 14, 2021

November 11, 2021

December 9, 2021
January 13, 2022

February 10, 2022

March 10, 2022

April 21, 2022

May 12, 2022 

 

Every Parent with a child in a Fine Arts program at ELCA is a Fine Arts Patron.

FUNDRAISERS

ORDER DVDS

The Fine Arts Patrons of ELCA offer a DVD for each of the many fine arts events this year. If you're unable to make it to a performance or just want a keepsake, just click the link to order. A list of available events is on the form. Your account will be billed $10 per DVD. Of course, all funds raised will support the fine arts at ELCA.  (DVDs for each event will be created as long as at least 10 orders are made per event.  DVDs will be sent home with students.)

Are you ready to begin the admissions process and start your journey as a student of the ELCA School of Fine Arts?

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