ArtQuest offers eight Arts Specialties and ArtQuest Academic and Honors English Core classes. The ArtQuest curriculum is organized around both the California Content Standards in the Arts and the California Visual and Performing Arts Framework. Each year ArtQuest works with an interdisciplinary focus and theme. Linking learning to a central theme is an important way that AQ supports you in thinking about issues, topics and ideas that are connected to different disciplines and aspects of life, including personal, social and political realms. You work in depth in your arts area, develop high level concepts, techniques and skills, use quality materials, learn the professional vocabulary of the discipline, participate in in-depth critique and reflection, and begin to develop intense discipline and focus.
At ArtQuest, the Arts are Academic. The ideas you will be introduced to and the work you will do, will challenge and inspire you. You will be a part of the ArtQuest community where you will find other students who are as deeply interested in their art form as you are. Our dedicated Arts teachers are highly knowledgeable in their field and will challenge and support you to do your best. The skills, discipline, habits of mind, creative problem solving, critical thinking, investigative and collaborative practices that you develop in ArtQuest will support you in all areas of education, career paths, and life.
Dance focuses on the development of technical and conceptual skills in the expressive language of dance, encouraging you to communicate through movement.Learn More
Digital Arts offers a strong foundation in the visual language of art and is designed for students who are interested in developing art from a digital perspective or are interested in graphic design.Learn More
Instrumental Music offers three ensembles including String Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band with the opportunity to perform in smaller ensembles throughout the year.
Using the medium of photography, you will develop an expressive visual language and explore ways photography has impacted our culture, histories and our personal lives.
Theatre Arts asks you to engage in rigorous daily physical and vocal exercises. You gain confidence, learn technique, expand vocal and physical range, and make bold choices.Learn More
Video Arts prepares you for the real world of filmmaking, from production to post production, allowing you to explore the world of film and find your place in it.Learn More
In the Visual Fine Arts discipline, you develop a breadth and depth of both technical skills and conceptual concerns through the use of a wide range of materials and resources.Learn More
Vocal Music comprises four choral groups; A Cappella, Las Choralistas, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir performing many genres of music including classical, jazz, folk, doo-wop, and contemporary pop.Learn More
ArtQuest offers specialized English Language Arts classes that are connected to the Visual and Performing Arts, with Core and Arts teachers collaborating through an annual program-wide theme, as well as within individual lessons or units.Learn More