Entry Packet Submission for Fall 2018
A Letter from the ArtQuest Director Regarding Recent Changes
Dear Students & Families Interested in ArtQuest,
We hope that you and your families are starting to get back to a somewhat normal routine and some sense of peace and safety after the recent and unprecedented wildfires that struck Sonoma and nearby counties. Upon returning to school after the long-time school closures, the ArtQuest Faculty and staff have met to discuss how to address the many ArtQuest events, performances and other important activities that have been or will be affected. We have decided that several revisions must be made and yet some things should remain as previously planned. In summary, the following is what we are now planning.
Thank you so much for your interest in ArtQuest and for your flexibility and patience during this challenging year. We look forward to having you visit and experience in various ways and we hope you will submit an Entry Packet for entry into the program. Again, thank you for your support and understanding during the recovery process of our community.
Regrettably, ArtQuest is unable to offer Shadowing this year, due to the impact of the fires on the school calendar overall and particularly the remaining time left that we could still reasonably offer Shadowing. Because of the enormity of the disaster, and the broad effect that it has had on the Santa Rosa High School and ArtQuest student body, faculty and staff, we feel it is not in the best interest of our current students to have prospective students come to visit during this difficult time. At this point we must focus on the student community here and on everyone’s transition back into an effective learning environment. This decision took into account the well-being of all involved and was not entered into lightly. We hope that you understand and can make your decision about entering ArtQuest based on the many other factors and information available during our long and successful history as a specialized secondary program in the Visual and Performing Arts. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact ArtQuest at 707-535-4842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArtQuest Entry Packets Available & Deadlines Coming Up Soon
AQ Entry Packets are available at the Main Office or Counseling Office in the Main Building of Santa Rosa High, at the ArtQuest Office in Room 21 of the Arts Complex, or on the website, artquestonline.org. To be included in the first round of portfolio reviews or auditions, and for the best chance of placement for Fall 2018 entry, students should try to submit the Entry Packet by the Priority Deadline of November 13, 2017. The Final Deadline is January 9, 2018. IMPORTANT NOTE: We regret that we are unable to extend the AQ Entry Packet submission deadlines. We must still adhere to various transfer and registration-related timelines; we would be unable to review Entry Packets, portfolios, hold auditions or place entrants soon enough to facilitate entry if we do not keep the current deadlines. We hope you understand and can make arrangements to try to meet the deadlines. However, we will try to work with potential entrants as much as possible to help them during this unusual time and circumstances. Contact us for more information or further support.
Intra-District “Open Enrollment” Date Extended to Nov. 27th by Santa Rosa City Schools (SRCS) District
For those that live within the SRCS District, but do not live within the Santa Rosa High School attendance boundaries, the Open Enrollment transfer deadline has been extended to Monday Nov. 27th, due to the difficulty for the community to meet the original deadline. Visit the SRCS website under the “SAFE” (Student and Family Engagement) category to request this type of transfer online by the new deadline. Please see AQ Entry Packet for further and other transfer information.
UPDATED AQ Performance Schedule for Fall Semester
Some AQ performance dates have had to be revised; others are the same. Correct performance dates are:
Vocal Music Debut Choral Concert – Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:00 pm, Auditorium
Instrumental Music Fall Concert – Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7:00 pm, Auditorium
AQ Advanced Theatre Arts Performance – Thurs., Fri., Sat., Dec. 8, 9, 10, 7:00 pm, Black Box
AQ Dance Company Performance - Fri., Sat., Dec. 9, 10, 7:00 pm, Auditorium
Vocal Music Holiday Concert - Fri., Sat., Dec. 15, 16, 7:00 pm, Auditorium
The 2018-19 Entry Packet is available for download now.
ArtQuest at Santa Rosa High School is an award-winning specialized public high school magnet program in the visual and performing arts developed for students for whom creativity and artistic expression is of paramount importance.
As part of the well known, comprehensive Santa Rosa High School, and in the heart of artistically rich and diverse Sonoma County, ArtQuest offers an "above and beyond" experience in the Visual and Performing Arts. At ArtQuest, the passion, commitment and discipline of the Arts is connected to the energy of academic study; inspired by guest artists; enlarged by meaningful off-site visits, exhibits and performances; enriched by its proximity to Santa Rosa Junior College, the Sonoma County Museum and numerous other nearby cultural organizations; and nurtured by generous parent, community and business support.
ArtQuest is a place where students, from all over Sonoma County and beyond, come together as young artists to exhibit, perform and begin to build their dreams into realities; and to pursue artful lives, wherever they may lead.
ArtQuest is a true artistic learning community, devoted to the development of creative problem solving, critical thinking skills, responsibility, accountability, discipline, focus, and community-mindedness. ArtQuest works to nurture opportunities to experience camaraderie and excitement about learning, and envisions school as a place that can and should be filled with dynamic and compelling discoveries. At ArtQuest students are challenged to be both artists and scholars in the broadest sense.
At ArtQuest, the Arts ARE Academic.
ArtQuest offers eight Arts Specialties:
A student produced documentary which explores
the eight specialties in the ArtQuest program.
An ArtQuest Feeling
A student produced music video which provides
a look into the spirit of the ArtQuest program.
ArtQuest T-Shirts are back on sale with the original design and a new splatter design.
Buy yours today!
Important Dates for 2017-18
Shadowing for Fall 2017 has been cancelled.
Please see the letter from the ArtQuest Director at the right.
Entry Packets for Fall 2018
are available online, at the SRHS Main Office and in the ArtQuest office.
Priority Entry Packets Due -
Nov. 13, 2017, by 3:45 pm
Regular Entry Packet Due -
Jan. 9, 2018, by 3:45 pm