At the secondary level, the arts are electives, and students may sign up for the courses that interest them the most. This is a time of exploration and trying new things. Students may choose to focus on one area and enroll in it for multiple years, or they may try a variety of different courses. Although beginning band and orchestra are only offered in 6th grade, all other areas have beginning levels in grades 6-12. It's never too late to try something new. Courses meet daily on either a semester or year-long basis at the middle school, and on a year-long basis at the high school. This daily class time allows students to explore disciplines with more depth, and to begin to master skills in an area of interest.