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Walnut valley Unified School District

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The Arts in Walnut Valley Unified School District

 

Walnut Valley Unified School District was designated as an ‘Arts for All’ school district within Los Angeles County in 2014 with the goal of deepening its already established programming, rigorous curricula, and nationally-recognized achievements in the arts. The district recognizes the importance of educating the whole child and is committed to both maintaining and expanding the arts curriculum. Many strong arts programs exist within WVUSD thanks to its dedicated faculty, administration and a community that truly values arts education.  Evergreen Elementary and  our three middle schools have been recognized as Exemplary Arts Schools. TEAL arts integration(Technology Enhanced Arts Learning) is currently being implemented in many of the elementary schools. WVUSD music programs are especially strong at the secondary levels as seen by our Grammy Award winning high school music programs and performances that regularly receive national attention.  The music curriculum begins in 4th grade with an exploratory wheel while band and choir are offered in 5th grade. Comprehensive music programs include orchestra, various levels of band, marching band, jazz band, guitar, music enrichment and various levels of choir. Chaparral Middle School received NAMM Supportmusic merit award in 2015 and again in 2016 along with Southpointe Middle School. Middle schools also offer art, video production classes, musical theatre and drama as well as after school musical production programs; in high school students can take a play-writing/directing class or stagecraft and design. Both high school dance teams are nationally recognized (WHS has 8 national championships) and the applied arts classes offered at this level include: Ceramics, Fundamentals of Art, Advanced Art, Studio Art, AP Studio Art, Video Production, CADD, and Photoshop/Photography. Walnut High School offers a High School of the Arts Pathway which prepares students for careers in the arts. Diamond Bar High School has a successful Performing Arts Academy where students can receive training from industry professionals.