The Volusia County School district has opened school choice to be easier for all students to choice to a school! Parents and students can fill out a school choice form through the parent VPortal.
Students may have the option to attend Spruce Creek for our music program! See below for more info!
Thursday, May 19th: Registration for band, orchestra, and color guard students.
(Band and Color guard only)
Band camp is a required part of band as we will begin working on our marching band show before school begins. It is a great time for students where we learn what marching band is, hangout with our friends, and play lots of games while learning our music and marching band show.
All band and color guard students are members of the marching band, as marching band is part of the curriculum for the 1st nine weeks of school.
If you have any questions please contact us!
The Tradition Continues with you! The Spruce Creek High School Instrumental Music Department offers a full orchestra, three concert bands, and three jazz band courses that meet during the school day.
Spruce Creek High School offers a comprehensive music program as evidenced by: Music Theory I, Advanced Placement Music Theory, percussion ensembles, International Baccalaureate Music (Standard Level and High Level), and Jazz Combos .
The Tradition Continues! Lets look at the numbers!
40 YEARS OF SUPERIOR RATINGS FOR MARCHING BAND
42 YEARS OF SUPERIOR RATINGS IN CONCERT BAND
37 YEARS OF SUPERIOR RATINGS FOR JAZZ BANDS
12 YEARS OF SUPERIOR RATINGS FOR ORCHESTRA
30 YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Touring the world with the Spruce Creek Instrumental Music Program!
The Spruce Creek Band has a rich history of travel and concert tours. In 2001, two hundred marching band students performed in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. In 2006, the Jazz Ensemble toured the People’s Republic of China. The Concert Bands traveled to London during the summer of 2004 and performed at Westminster Abby, Trinity College, and St. Luke’s Chapel. In 2010, the Spruce Creek band represented Volusia County in a tour of Holland, Germany and Austria. In 2013, the Spruce Creek Marching Band was awarded Grand Champion of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. In 2015, the Spruce Creek Band toured Great Britain, with stops in London and surrounding areas. The Wind Symphony performed at Southwark Cathedral, and the Jazz Ensemble performed at the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium and the Royal Air Force Museum. In 2018 traveled to Austria, France, and Germany.
The 2022-23 school will be the start of another tour year with a trip to Ireland that culminates with a performance in the St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland!
New School Choice Options for Volusia County!
Florida provides students with the opportunity to choose which school that they attend for high school. The county has made your ability to choice to a school much easier for the coming school year.
All students can apply to attend Spruce Creek High School for band, jazz band, orchestra, IB Music, and/or Advanced Placement Music Theory. You will need to fill out a school choice application (link is to instructions on the district website) through the parent portal on the district website.
When filling out your application make sure you list specific courses offered at Spruce Creek you would like to attend SCHS for. Below are a list of music classes offered at Spruce Creek.
Music Courses Offered at Spruce Creek for school choice
Pre IB Music*
AP Music Theory*
Percussion Ensemble 1, 2, 3, and 4*
Jazz Ensembles 1, 2, 3 and 4*
Concert Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, and 4*
Chorus 1, 2, 3, and 4
Eurythmics 1, 2, 3, and 4* (Color Guard Class)
* Courses that may only be offered at Spruce Creek and should be listed in your school choice application.
We do highly encourage students to be apply for the IB program at Spruce Creek High School and participate in IB music.
The four Academies and or programs that are easily used to obtain a variance to attend SCHS:
Orchestra-- (may be offered, apply for IB or list courses from above)
International Baccalaureate (Application link Below)
Academy of Finance (Application link Below)
The Academy of Information Technology and Robotics (Application link Below)
Spruce Creek High School is one of the largest International Baccalaureate schools in the world and is constantly one of the best IB schools in the nation.
The International Baccalaureate program was founded in 1967 to provide a rigorous, internationally minded, well-rounded education for students throughout the world, enabling them to qualify for university study no matter where they pursued their high school education. The IB program has a common, broadly-based curriculum which is assessed by internationally developed and graded examinations. The curriculum follows the objectives, topics, and materials recommended by the International Baccalaureate Board.
For more information and how to apply for IB at Spruce Creek High School Follow this link:
Spruce Creek High School has had a full orchestra for many years. This Orchestra performs concerts regularly during the school year, participates in solo and ensembles, Orchestra MPA, and also has many chamber ensemble opportunities. The Spruce Creek Orchestra is consistently one of best orchestras in the FOA district and regularly receives superiors at district assessment.
If you would like to join the orchestra at Spruce Creek, please fill out the variance request for orchestra. If orchestra is offered at your home school but, you still would like to come Spruce Creek, you will need to apply for a program that is not offered at the other school. International Baccalaureate is a great program to pair with orchestra at Spruce Creek High School!
It is highly suggested that you apply for IB if you would like to attend Spruce Creek High School! If your home school offers orchestra, you can apply for school choice or be accepted for IB or an academy to attend Spruce Creek High School. If your school does not offer orchestra, you can apply for school choice to attend Spruce Creek High School for orchestra!
The Academy of Finance (AOF) at Spruce Creek High School is one of Volusia County Schools largest and highest rated career academies. Currently, in its 21st school year, AOF boasts a 9th-12th grade roster of 300+ honors level students. AOF’s 4-year program is built around educating students to be fiscally responsible. Whether they are interviewing for their first job, writing a check, budgeting for college or buying their first car, AOF students are prepared to make wise, well thought out financial life choices.
The mission of the Academy of Information Technology & Robotics is to create a collaborative learning environment where students and facilitators work together in meaningful, rigorous, and engaging real-world curriculum with the support of parents and the business community to produce educated men and women who are prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. Our curriculum is totally integrated across core and technology subject areas. We deliver instruction through real-world problem-based projects and work with local businesses and the Volusia Manufacturer’s Association (VMA) to provide students with authentic learning experiences. Our central focus is on technology in two main focus areas: Robotics and Programming.
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The 2023 High Steppin’ Hawks band program, color guard, and orchestra will be traveling to Ireland in March of 2023! We would like all band, guard, and orchestra students to attend this trip. The Spruce Creek High School Instrumental program has a tradition of international travel and we need you to continue the tradition with us!
A trip is only planned every four years, so do not miss out on your chance on this once in a life time trip!
Visit the 2023 Ireland Trip Page for more details!
The Tradition Continues...