School of the Arts Curriculum

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Vocal Music

Classes:

  • 9th grade: Any Choir

  • 10th grade: Any Choir

  • 11th grade Any Choir

  • 12th grade: Advanced Choir. Choose from: Rhapsody, Men’s Ensemble, or Chamber Singers

  • In addition, students must take one additional arts class during any year. (Additional Choir, AP Music Theory, Orchestra, Visual Art, Drama etc.)

 

Additional Requirements/Activities:

  • Candidates must participate in honor choir OR take and pass ABRSM Performance Test level 5 or higher OR perform in a WHS mainstage musical production.

  • Candidates must perform in a solo recital senior year; 1 art song and one other song of candidate’s choice OR perform a full length vocal solo in a Major choir concert (Winter/Prelude/Pops) OR be featured soloist in a major WHS Instrumental Music Program Concert.

Mrs. Lopez

Visual Arts

Classes:

  • 9th Grade: Fundamentals of Art OR Ceramics 1 OR Drafting OR Photoshop

  • 10th Grade: Advanced Art OR Advanced Ceramics

  • 11th Grade: AP Studio Art 2D or 3D

  • 12th Grade: Studio Art 2D or 3D

 

Additional Requirements/Activities:

  • Candidates must create a comprehensive art portfolio to be evaluated/approved by the art instructors.

Mr. & Mrs. O'Shields

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Instrumental Music

Classes:

  • 9th Grade: Any Concert Band OR Jazz Band OR Orchestra

  • 10th Grade: Any Concert Band OR Jazz Band OR Orchestra

  • 11th Grade: Advanced Concert Band, OR any Jazz Band OR Advanced Orchestra

  • 12th Grade: Advanced Concert Band, OR any Jazz Band OR Advanced Orchestra

  • In addition, students must take AP Music Theory

           

Additional Requirements/Activities:

  • Candidates must take and pass the ABRSM Performance Test, level 5 or higher OR perform in a recital senior year

Mr. Wicks & Ms. Takahashi 

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Theatre Arts

Classes:

  • 9th Grade: Drama 1

  • 10th Grade: Drama 2 OR Advanced Drama OR Stagecraft

  • 11th Grade: Advanced Drama OR Stagecraft

  • 12th Grade: Advanced Drama OR Stagecraft

  • In addition, students must take one additional arts class during any year. (Additional drama, AP Music Theory, Orchestra, Visual Art, Drama, Choir etc.)

 

Additional Requirements/Activities:

  • Candidates must complete at least one major performance acting or tech.

  • Acting Candidates must also complete at least one festival performance or other extra-curricular performance.

  • Stagecraft Candidates must also tech at least one extra­curricular theatrical performance.

Mrs. Roberts

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Dance

Classes:

  • 9th Grade: Any Dance (Level 1-2 or Advanced)

  • 10th Grade: Any Dance (Level 1-2 or Advanced)

  • 11th Grade: Advanced Dance

  • 12th Grade: Advanced Dance

  • In addition, students must take one additional arts class during any year. (Additional Dance, AP Music Theory, Orchestra, Visual Art, Drama, Choir etc.)

 

Additional Requirements/Activities:

  • Candidates must perform in at least 4 dance concerts (Winter and Spring).

  • Candidates must choreograph for 2 concerts and maintain an “A” grade. This will include written proposals, auditioning dancers, collaborating for costumes, and performing.

  • Candidates must turn in a written evaluation after Senior concerts.

Mrs. Tomlin

CONTACT US

Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:00pm

(909) 594-1333 WHS Main Office

(909) 594-2263 School of the Arts

 

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ADDRESS

 

400 N. Pierre Road

Walnut, CA 91789

Tel: 909-594-1333

DIPLOMA

Apply for the diploma during your Senior Year of High School. Communicate with your Arts teacher to ensure you have completed all of the requirements.

CURRENT SENIORS, the application to apply for your 2021 Diploma is open!

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