To meet BVSD graduation requirements, students need 5 credits in either visual arts or music. We encourage students to take many visual arts courses to become a well-rounded creative thinker. All visual arts classes qualify for the Boulder High Arts Focus Pathway Program (scroll down for information on this program).
The extensive fine art program is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of art history and artistic judgment. We seek to give students a feeling of confidence and satisfaction through the creative process to help them develop individual skills and an individual voice in the various areas of art. Students develop a high-quality portfolio of work, which they can retain. Many students receive merit scholarships for art school and/or college.
Artistically talented 9th graders wishing to take Drawing/Painting 1 or Studio Art 1 must be confident drawing and shading realistically.
Attention: California public colleges require two fine art semester classes for admittance. These classes do not need to be sequential.