STUDIO LUNCH – Frequently Asked Questions
How does Studio Lunch work?
enrolled in Studio Lunch will report to their assigned art classroom at
the beginning of freshman lunch instead of the cafeteria. In this
“lunch and learn” setting, they will work on their art work as they
would in a traditional Studio in Art class while having time to eat.
Does the course meet every day?
Yes. This is scheduled to mimic a traditional Studio in Art course which meets every day.
Is there a grade for Studio Lunch?
Studio Lunch is a pass/fail course. Students will not receive a numeric grade and therefore it will not be factored into their HS GPA.
Will students have time to eat?
We have specifically designed the course in order for students to
balance the pacing of their work while eating. This is similar to a lab
lunch or any other situation where students give up their lunch to
participate in a class. The teachers recognize that this is the
students’ only opportunity to eat lunch and therefore will structure the
class and activities accordingly.
Does this course meet the NYS Graduation Arts requirement?
Studio Lunch is designed as a pass/fail course it does NOT meet the NYS
Arts Graduation requirement, nor does it meet the foundations art
requirement for a three or five year sequence. Students will meet their
NYS graduation requirement for Fine & Performing Arts through their
graded music course.
Will taking Studio Lunch count as a prerequisite for 10th grade course offerings?
Students who successfully complete a year of Studio Lunch will be
allowed to continue into the next step of our Art program (Draw Paint 1,
Sculpture 1, Photography 1, and/or Creative Suite 1).
Can a student take two music courses instead music and Studio Lunch?
Unfortunately, no. Due to scheduling restraints, at this time the only dual option is for music and art.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our District Art & Music office:
Ms. Cheryl Fontana, Director of the Fine & Performing Arts