Centennial is entering its 21st year of offering its exclusive Regional Arts Program and in its 10th year of the province-wide Specialist High Skills Major in Arts and Culture. Both programs offer creative students, who have a passion for instrumental music, vocal music, visual art and drama, the opportunity to study with like-minded students, guided by highly skilled teachers.
In grade 9 the successful candidates in the Regional Arts Program will select a MAJOR and a MINOR discipline from the following: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Drama and Visual Art. Guitar majors will be in a semestered program, and will also choose a MINOR discipline.
The new Arts Program model will feature all four Arts disciplines offered on a year long alternate-day model for grade 9 & 10. Each students timetable will feature alternating days for both their MAJOR and MINOR focus in their period one class. The new common homeform will allow all arts students and teachers to assemble in one common area for morning exercises allowing the opportunity to network among each other.
Senior students will continue to specialize in their chosen Arts discipline(s) and upon graduation will receive a special Arts certificate along with their Ontario Secondary School diploma. Senior students enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major will receive a seal on their diploma to reflect this achievement.
Our Arts program is designed to enhance the learning and skill development of students who are seeking a career in the Arts and/or are passionate about the Arts in their life. We strive to nurture, mentor, and create opportunity, in an environment that breeds success for all students.