Visual & Performing Arts

Mission Hills High School offers a balanced, comprehensive, standards-based arts program. Courses are offered in dance, music, theater and visual art. We are a team of artists and student artists, committed to pursuing excellence in our fields and collaborating to provide meaningful experiences in the arts for the school community.

The arts:

  • Enhance and balance the curriculum
  • Provide students with opportunities to propose and solve problems
  • Expand perceptual skills
  • Celebrate the achievement of diverse cultures
  • Provide students with the creative skills to be productive participants in today’s economy

The Visual and Performing Arts standards are grouped under the following strands:

Artistic Perception

What do I know?

Creative Expression

What can I create?

Historical and Cultural Context

How does it fit into culture and history?

Aesthetic Valuing

How do I feel about it?

Connections, relationships, application

How do I connect it to other subjects, to the world around me, to careers?

Courses in Visual and Performing Arts offered at Mission Hills High School


Dance 1

Dance 2

Dance Production



Color Guard

Concert Band

Digital Music

Jazz Ensemble

Marching Band


Beginning Drama

Intermediate Drama

Drama Production

Technical Theater

Visual Art

A.P. Studio Art

A.P. Art History


Digital Photography

Drawing and Painting


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