In Art class at Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights students learn about art history, artists, the basic art elements, digital art and photography and both 2D and 3D art. Each unit taught follows the Alabama Visual Art Course of Study and is curriculum based to enhance creativity, classroom learning and problem-solving skills. With a student population of approximately 400 artists, VHECH also displays student artwork online through Artsonia.
The Library Media Center of Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights has been developed and designed to help students and teachers experience numerous learning opportunities through exposure to a wide variety of print and non-print materials. The VHECH library follows the American Association Standards/Guidelines and incorporates Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards into every library lesson taught. 21st Century Skills are integral in the success of our students, and it is our full intent to immerse students in quality lessons that stimulate Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, and Collaboration. The Media Center is always open for students, teachers, and parents.
The music curriculum at VHECH is based on the National Core Music Standards for elementary General Music. During class students explore different musical styles and have many opportunities for movement and improvisation. Students learn how music relates to our daily lives. We discuss the subject matter of our lyrics, which introduces advanced vocabulary, history, patriotism, traditions, holidays, and more. Steady beat and the use of our beautiful singing voices are stressed.
The goal of the Physical Education Program of Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights is to assist each student to become a physically healthy and active person and gain knowledge about healthy lifestyle. The curriculum for K-5 Physical Education is organized into content standards and benchmarks that define the learning goals and objectives appropriate for each grade level. What the students should know and be able to do is defined in three strands: motor skills development, health-enhancing physical activity, and interactive behaviors. A sequential and progressive physical education program benefits the various needs, ability levels, and interests of all the students.