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The Ridge View High School Fine Arts program takes traditional arts learning in new directions.  Students are given hands-on opportunities and interdisciplinary connections throughout the curriculum in visual, literary, and performing arts.  Students receive practical experience in career preparatory activities ranging from professional internships, mentoring, and volunteer program to participation with a variety of guest artists.  Performing arts students receive ample performance opportunities through various concerts and school-wide performances.  Visual arts students participate in a variety of competitions and exhibitions throughout the year.  Literary arts students produce a school literary magazine and newspaper.  Those students who demonstrate promise in the art have been successful in applying for scholarship opportunities and admissions at a variety of fine arts institutions including 4-year colleges, conservatories, and professional arts organizations.  Ridge View is the recipient of the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Schools of Excellence in Arts Education award.  

The Fine Arts Department offers a wide range of courses to meet the interests and talents of students of varying levels. Courses are offered in the areas of visual arts, music, theater, and dance. The arts curricula are based on state and national standards and goals. The broad goals of all arts courses are to develop skills, knowledge, and techniques in arts literacy, creative expression, aesthetic valuing and perception, and historical and cultural heritage.

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Faculty/Staff Member Subjects
Christopher Nostrant, Department Chair AP Studio  Art - 2-D Design
AP Studio Art - Drawing
Art 1 and 2
T&G Visual Arts Honors
Wesley Hipps Band 4 Honors
Band 4 Percussion
FIne Arts Band Elective 1
Lane Jordan Art 1
Arts Seminar
Media Arts
Dustin King Band 2 - Concert Band
Band 3 - Symphonic Band
Band 4 Honors
Instructional Music & Band Rehearsal
Marching Band/PE
Phillip Pagal AP Music Theory
Orchestra/Strings 1, 2
Orchestra 3 Honors
Katherine Perry AP Art History
Art of Film
Film Production
Photography 1
Danielle Peters Dance 1, 2, and 3
Fine Arts Elective 1 and 2
T&G Dance and Choreography Honors
Alexandria Thompson Chorus 1, 2, 3, and 4
Piano Class 1
Jamie Windham Arts Seminar
Media Production
Theatre 1, 2, 3, and 4