What are the Fine Arts?

The visual art courses at West High School are high performing, comprehensive sequential programs that follow the California Visual Arts Content Standards.  Subsequent courses reinforce previously learned material, strengthening and challenging students to achieve an advanced level of achievement within the discipline of visual arts. West High’s comprehensive Fine Arts program includes, and is not limited to the following course opportunities:  

AP Music Theory

Jazz Band

AP Studio Art

Marching Band

Art: 1, 2, and 3

Percussion Ensemble


Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced

Stage Tech

Costume And Wearable Art

Tall Flags


Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced


Theatre Arts:

1, 2, 3, and 4


Beg., Inter. & Adv. (Glee & Aristocracy)


Theatre Management



Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced


Wind Ensemble

For more information about our Fine Arts Course offerings, please click the WHS Course Description Handbook link: Course Description Handbook


Eligibility: Activity, Athletic, & Fine Arts 

To be eligible for activity participation at West is reviewed quarterly for the next quarter. A student must, as a minimum requirement (Education Code 35160.5). Click here to view eligibility requirements, expectations and consequences of becoming ineligible.