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At Shadow Ridge High School the visual and performing arts play a central role. The arts give students the opportunity to nurture their creative sides, develop workplace skills, and utilize opportunities like the AZ State Seal of Arts Proficiency program in order to further their artistic talents. Students also have the opportunity to compete locally and across the country in many of our performing arts programs.


picture of student drawing of fruit in a bowl

2-D Visual Arts

Students explore drawing, painting and mixed-media techniques. Students will focus on technical skills, critical thinking and problem solving within their art, as well as developing their own style.

Student's hands working with a clay pot

3-D Visual Arts

Students will learn functional and sculptural forms using hand building methods. Wheel throwing and mold making will be introduced. A variety of clay bodies, glazes, decorative techniques and firing methods will be used.

student playing trumpet in marching band

Instrumental Arts

Students will study, rehearse, and perform various styles of music. Students will learn ear training, tone production, intonation and instrument techniques through various genres. Marching Band and Color Guard are additional ensembles.

Students performing at an event

Choir Program

Students focus on the artistic process of creating music within a variety of ensembles, and build on vocal techniques and study various choral literature. Show choir will integrate elements of dance.

students acting at a school play

Theatre Program

Students focus on professional skills including performance, movement, critical analysis, dance, and dialects. Stagecraft Design and Production is available for students interested in working behind the scenes.

students practicing in dance class

Dance Program

Students will learn forms of dance and physical conditioning. Students will develop and explore movement quality, performance skills, and concepts of choreography.


Poetry Out Loud State Finalist - Alysa Horton
29 students earned AZ State Seal of Arts Proficiency
15 Superior rates, 21 Excellent ratings, AZ Music Educators Association Solo/Ensemble Festival - Choir and Piano
Convergence Indoor Percussion Ensemble Winterguard 1st Place
Choir Stellar FX named Superior at the Northern Arizona University Vocal Jazz and Madrigal Festival