Our program teaches students the skills necessary for acting, technical theater, text analysis, research, writing, and ensemble interaction.
A.R.T. and Hannaford Career Center Expectations
The following are conduct expectations developed by the faculty of the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center.
STUDENT CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS 1. Follow requests of all school personnel immediately. 2. Conduct yourself in a safe manner. 3. Respect others and their property. 4. Engage in non-disruptive behavior. 5. Be positive and prepared to work. 6. Actively participate in all program activities. 7. Be honest.
POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR 1. Program Outstanding Student 2. Outstanding Program Completer 3. National Vocational-Technical Honor Society 4. Honor roll 5. Pride and work well done 6. Recommendations for placement 7. Scholarships 8. State and national competition opportunities
CONSEQUENCES OF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR 1. Verbal warning 2. Ten-minute dismissal from class (teacher supervised). 3. Dismissal to main office with detention.
Inappropriate behavior or unsuitable conduct, including but not limited to, physical abuse or verbal abuse, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Unlawful practices will have immediate consequences which may result in suspension from A.R.T. Parents and school officials will be notified immediately.
Drama provides the primary literature for A.R.T. However, students are required to read many genres in order to be prepared to do theater. For research and development students may read non-fiction, technical manuals, and historical fiction.
We have found parent support and input to be indispensable. Parent involvement may include research, promotion, fund-raising, costuming, and of course, encouragement. We plan parent meetings to correspond with our shows. Notices of upcoming meeting will be e-mailed, or you will be contacted by phone.