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TJS Electives



Our mission is clear in everything we do...especially in our innovative electives model. We believe that TJS students should have choice in how they grow in Art, Movement and Music. This choice should be free through their public school.  This choice begins with exposure to a variety of competencies in those areas which we strive to achieve with our electives program.


We are offering 6 sessions, throughout the school year, of 5-6 week long elective courses.  Over the course of the year each student will have the opportunity to participate in a diverse selection of Art, Movement, and Music electives. During each session students will participate in 4 different elective courses, each course being taught for 1 hour per week.


Our goal is to provide high-quality, effective, authentic and diverse courses taught by TJS staff and professionals of their respected fields in the community. We believe that education and knowing yourself as a learner includes the arts and movement.  The intention is to expose TJS students to their talents and areas of interest that they may not know they have and to create a life-long love for these areas of interest.






Session 1: 9/3-10/8


Here is a brief description of the electives that K-5 students will be participating in during session 1. 


Art-Seed Stuido

 Students will be introduced to a variety of art mediums and styles, while exploring how art connects us in our daily lives and the world. While the upper grades will be introduced to lessons on Van Gogh



Orff Approach: music and moment in a play based environment

Singing: songs, wound and partners songs sun in unison and in multi-pat harmony

Ukulele: melody, chords and singing in the context of learning popular songs



Teamwork and Team Games:

The course will focus on the importance of collaboration with teammates, partners, and whole classroom cooperation. Students will participate in a variety of team games to practice and apply valuable team strategies. 

Individual Movement and Activity: 

Students will learn and refine a variety of locomotor movements. This course will focus on many different body movements that are involved in athletic as well as allowing the students to participate in individual sports and activities. 







Have you been interested in working at The Juniper as an Elective instructor? If you have, we encourage you to take the time to fill out the letter of intent to participate(Below). 


Please contact: Andy Grenhart at 970-764-4185 or agrenhart@tjsdurango.com