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Arts

Welcome to the SUSD Fine Arts Community

The SUSD Fine Arts Department's goal is to instill in our students and community a life-long passion for the performing and visual arts that results in personal and professional artistic pursuits beyond high school graduation and to provide creative curriculum, technical development, and engaging opportunities that will ignite a personal passion for every student enrolled in a fine arts course.

Arizona Arts Proficiency Seal

We invite our students to qualify for the Arizona Arts Proficiency Seal

AZ State of Arts Proficiency

The Arizona Arts Proficiency Seal was adopted to celebrate students who demonstrate high levels of proficiency in the Arizona Arts Education Standards through personal expression and creative experiences in arts education programs.  This program also identifies pathways of artistic literacy that cultivate skills for 21st Century success. Its goal is to prepare students for college and career readiness, including active participation in the creative industries sector. The program is designed to promote access to well-rounded, high-quality arts education across the state. Scottsdale Unified Fine and Performing Arts provide programs which fulfill these goals, and we are excited that our students have the opportunity to be recognized for their excellence.

SUSD has had students achieve this seal since 2020  - How do you qualify for the Arizona Arts Proficiency Seal? 

To qualify for the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency, a student will complete:

  1. A final GPA of 3.0 or 4.0 in each qualifying arts/career and technical education (CTE) course.
  2. Four (4) minimum credit requirements in one of the following ways:
    1. A minimum of four (4) credits in one artistic discipline: (dance, music, theatre, visual arts, or media arts)
      OR
    2. Three (3) credits in one artistic discipline, and 1 qualifying creative industries CTE credit or separate artistic discipline.
      OR
    3. Two (2) credits in one artistic discipline, and two (2) credits in a qualifying creative industries CTE course or separate artistic discipline.
  3. 45 hours of arts related extracurricular activities
  4. Capstone Project (for SUSD, that capstone is a Digital Portfolio - please communicate your interest with your site's HS arts educator to begin your pathway)
11.14.19 CC Light Up Clouds Najavo
Arcadia 1
Arcadia with Trophies
Chaparral Jazz 3
CIC Dian DAvanzo Boys Performing Navajo ES Dec 2019
CIC Group Performance Chadwick Navajo ES Dec 2019
Combined 1
Coronado
Coronado 2
Desert Canyon 3
Desert Mountain
Desert Mountain 2
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Ingleside 2
Rob Verdi - Cocopah 1
Saguaro 3
Tonalea 1

Contact Us

Mrs. Michelle Irvin
Coordinator of Fine Arts & PE
480-484-5051

Christina Diaz
Administrative Support
480-484-5052

Todd Stover
Lead Auditorium Technician

Stephanie Hall
Auditorium Technician

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