What Are the Visual and Performing Arts?




The visual performing arts 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, 3

Percussion Ensemble


Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Stage Tech
Costume and Wearable Art Tall Flags


Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Theater Arts

1, 2, 3, and 4


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

Theater 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.