Music, the international language, has been an integral part of society throughout history. It has been utilized to unite people, inform people, and entertain people. High school level music seeks to enhance understanding and appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of music, and to transmit this understanding and a sense of creativity through performance, both as the performer and as the audience. Secondly, music is an important teacher of motor skills, social awareness, peer group responsibility, discipline, and mental exercise. As Thomas Jefferson put it: "The richest child is poor without a music education."
Art is an enjoyable and enriching component in our lives. The Visual Art Department develops a deeper understanding and appreciation for the arts, emphasizing that it is not only a way of seeing and doing, but also a feeling and understanding. The Visual Art Department strives to promote the growth of creative thinkers. Ultimately, this will create imaginative and critical young minds essential to our society. Through exposure to the design elements and principles, experimentation with various media, and skill development, the creative abilities of each individual student will be fostered.