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Frequently Asked Questions 105
Frequently Asked Questions

Am I good enough? Everything I see seems to be so much better than what I can do. Should I bother applying?

Yes! Please apply. Most of what you see coming out of the Arts Huron program is the result of students working hard at their art form every day for a number of years. Many of our star students started just where you are now. It is amazing how far you will come under our instruction with passion and hard work.


Will I be able to continue with my French studies and complete Arts Huron requirements?

Yes – simply delay taking the required inside out credit until grade 11.  (An inside out credit is an arts credit that is outside your chosen discipline)


Will I still have other electives while participating in the Arts Huron Program?

With the exception of grade 9, where your two electives must be Arts Huron courses, you will be able to explore other areas of interest. You will have the opportunity to take advantage of all the great courses that only a school of Huron’s size can offer.


What if I am interested in more than one discipline?

Audition for the discipline that you are most passionate about. If successful in your application, you will be able to take classes in both disciplines from grade 10 onward. It is possible for students to graduate with double majors. Our program strives to work collaboratively with students and to introduce them to a variety of arts disciplines.


I have an I.E.P. will this be a problem?

Absolutely not. Huron has a large supportive team that will be there to support all students in all of our various programs.


Huron is such a large school, I am afraid I will get lost. What are the benefits of a school like Huron?

We are fortunate to be a tight family in the middle of a big school. The Arts Huron program really does operate like a family with a group of highly committed and professional teachers and a passionate, talented and caring group of students. Students are encouraged to be part of the super councils whose goals are to encourage students to get involved and to participate in social activities. We run interdisciplinary field trips and bring in guest artists to help to broaden student perspective. Arts Huron sometimes feels like a school within a school. Students have the advantage of being part of a large school, where there are many opportunities for extracurricular activities from sports teams, clubs, and a variety of programs; while still feeling part of the smaller Arts Huron Family. It’s the best of both worlds.


I don’t want to work or pursue an education in the arts after high school. Is it a waste for me to be in an arts program during high school?

Definitely not. Students taking the arts develop a number of skills that are highly transferable to other sectors including strong lateral thinking skills, presentation skills, self-regulation, resiliency, creativity, interpersonal skills, project development skills, time management skills, a sense of pride and achievement, focus and concentration, attention to detail,  improved coordination, ability to follow through, problem solving skills, and social skills.





 
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