Steele Canyon High School’s standards based theatre curriculum is designed with the fundamental belief that the arts should be taught for their intrinsic value. At every level/dimension of the theatre coursework, students can expect to broaden their knowledge, and challenge their abilities as actors and producers of theatre, while developing a strong understanding of stagecraft, acting practices, audition/rehearsal techniques, character development, and script writing/analysis. Additionally, theatre history, culture, and design methodologies will be examined and career opportunities will be explored. As a result of this work, students will experience invaluable training in skills necessary for their academic, social, and critical thinking future. Through creating theater, students will grow in their ability to comprehend the world, have empathy, and communicate with others.