ArtQuest is a public school magnet program for the Visual and Performing Arts at Santa Rosa High School. Designed in 1993 as a California “Specialized Secondary Program” (SSP), its mission is to provide “an above and beyond experience for students whom wish to concentrate on the Arts during their high school years and for whom creativity and artistic expression is of paramount importance." The faculty remains dedicated to this original vision and to the ongoing development of an even more effective and meaningful learning environment, in the heart of our diverse and artistically rich community.
ArtQuest Core Classes
AQ Core classes are highly recommended for AQ students and are connected to the overall program in several ways, including individual units, through collaborative projects, by participation in the annual AQ theme, and by bringing AQ students together from all eight Arts Specialties. Instructors who teach AQ Core classes meet and plan with the AQ Arts teachers on a regular basis and are very involved with creating and implementing AQ events and projects.
Recognizing the importance of critical thinking, creative problem solving, and the need to understand and communicate in many arenas, AQ Core classes are designed to support learning in multi-faceted, engaging and relevant ways and students are encouraged to incorporate their arts specialty into core class projects and presentations. Diverse learning styles are addressed and learning opportunities are provided through direct instruction, reading, writing, class and group discussions, research, art projects, oral reports and presentations, films, political cartoons and other visual statements, individual and group work, guest artists, field trips and other project-based methods. Curriculum in all AQ Core courses is aligned with the applicable California Common Core Standards.
Santa Rosa High School
Santa Rosa High School, a comprehensive high school, offers many other options as well, including additional Honors and Advanced Placement classes and a full range of Science, Math, Foreign Language, Agriculture and Vocational classes.
SRHS students' SAT scores are consistently high, being among the highest in the Santa Rosa City Schools District. The Advanced Placement rate of passage is also consistently very high.
Santa Rosa Junior College
Students may also enroll for classes at the adjacent campus of Santa Rosa Junior College or other colleges, or online classes from various institutions. Guest artists, exciting field trips, and exhibit and performance opportunities are all a regular part of the overall curriculum at ArtQuest. Students may join and use CMedia Lab, the on-campus public access media and television production facility.
Orientation, August 9-10.
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School Starts August 17
Back to ArtQuest Fall Picnic, Sept 1st
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AQ 23rd Annual Fall Showcase
Thurs. October 6, 2016, 6:30 pm
Shadowing - Oct. 11 - Nov. 10
By appointment only. Call 535-4842 or
AQ Information Night - Thurs. Nov. 3,
6:30 pm SRHS Multipurpose Room
Priority Entry Packets Due -
Nov. 14, 2016, by 3:45 pm
Regular Entry Packet Due -
Jan. 10, 2017, by 3:45 pm