Students develop the ability to create and synthesize new ideas within the context of creative writing, oratory, photography, cinematography and other technologies. Students use most aspects of Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, Apple’s GarageBand, iMovie, iDVD, Microsoft Office, and integrate documents, spreadsheets and presentations into the process of interdisciplinary problem-solving projects throughout the year. Students create written, audio-visual and electronic content for publication, and use technology including various computer software and digital cameras.
Students learn through movement exploration. They address the development of self-image, social contacts and peer relationships, and begin to examine the social and cultural elements and contexts, and experience expanded cognitive aspects in both perception and creative process. Dance curriculum focuses on training in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, and modern techniques, as well as multicultural dance traditions. Throughout their career at Cab Calloway, students study dance history, psychology of dance, improvisation, choreography, injury prevention, anatomy, physiology, and nutrition/eating disorders.
One of the main goals of the Science Department at Cab is to prepare learners for majors in Science & Engineering in College by providing students with authentic experiences in lab based investigations while supporting those investigations with solid conceptual and theoretical coursework. The Middle School Science courses all offer an integrated look into Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering and Technology. Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, and AP Physics are all offered to students from Freshman to Senior year. Staff members have begun to adopt using Schoology and are in the process of creating web-based components to their classes. In addition to this coursework, the Science Department staff also sponsors the Science Olympiad team of Cab Calloway, hosts the annual Biology field trip to Cape Henlopen State Park, and coordinates community-based Environmental Science experiences at some of Delaware’s State Parks.
Cab Calloway School of the Arts offers Spanish and French language study through the World Language department. The department seeks to promote the benefits of personal enrichment, career advancements, multi-cultural awareness, and international understanding enhanced through the study of a world language. The programs are demanding and require a significant amount of self-discipline. Although essential for the college-bound student, world language classes are open to all students in grades 8-12 who are willing to work hard in order to learn how to communicate proficiently in Spanish or French.