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At Valley Vista 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 prepare them for the next steps. As a part of award winning performing arts programs such as dance, band, choir, and theater, students will learn how to put on outstanding productions that will teach them the value of time management, hard work, and teamwork. Students also have the opportunity to compete locally and across the country in many of our performing arts programs. Students looking to express their creativity through visual art also have the opportunity to take amazing 3D and 2D courses that explore painting, drawing, ceramics and mixed-media techniques.


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.


30 students earned AZ State Seal of Arts Proficiency
8 students selected for All State Show Choir by AZ Choral Educators
2 students selected for All State Ensemble
Linton-Barnhill Award / Shemer Art Center and Museum Association Award
Phoenix Colored Pencil Society of America Award / Ted Decker Award
AzDEO K-12 Dance Program of Excellence