La Cañada High School

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Fine Arts and CTE Department

Department Chair: Justin Eick
 
The courses taken in the Visual and Performing Arts Department count as elective units and may count toward fulfilling the 90 units of electives required to graduate. In order to receive a diploma from LCHS, students must complete 10 units of credit, which is equal to one class, in either the Visual and Performing Arts or World Language. Students may earn an LCHS diploma without taking a Visual or Performing Art. The University of California requires students to complete one year of Visual and Performing Arts.
The Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) department provides a diverse depth of experience in the areas of Visual Arts, Instrumental Music, Choral Music, and Dramatic Arts. The VPA department also offers diverse course offerings in Career and Technical Education (CTE). These courses are typically organized into three course pathways, where students learn introductory concepts in course one, deepen their learning in the second year concentrator class, and advanced learning in the capstone class. Students gain practical experience that equip them to work in selected fields.