Freshmen who take Art at West High need to choose between two different options:
Introduction to Graphic Design
Visual Art and Digital Art
Introduction to Graphic Design is a full-year course for students who are interested in graphic design, creating logos and marketing materials for businesses and organizations, or communicating an idea or message through art.
Students want to explore a variety of media in art, such as painting, ceramics, drawing, and photography, should take Visual Art and Digital Art. Digital Art introduces and expands upon foundation skills needed to work in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as photography. In Visual Art, you will build upon your art education in the traditional areas of ceramics, drawing, and painting.
Continue playing your instrument at West High! By joining West Aurora Bands, you’ll play four concerts a year and have the opportunity to join the Marching Band, Pep Band, and/or one of our jazz bands! Simply register for Freshman Band to get involved! If you play piano, bass, or guitar, we want you in our jazz bands!
Join the choir family at West High! With almost 300 students in West High Choirs, there’s something for everybody. Continue singing at West to sharpen your skills or join the choirs to learn how to read music and sing better. Treble voices register for Bel Canto Choir; Tenor and bass voices register for Varsity Singers.
Register for Digital Music Production 1 & 2 and you'll use professional grade audio recording and editing software to learn the basics of songwriting and music composition. No matter what style of music you like listening to, these classes will help you understand how your favorite styles of music are created and how you can create them yourself.
Whether you like being in the spotlight or running the light board, our Theatre classes are for you! Both Theatre Arts: Intro to Acting is recommended for those that wish to continue take acting/directing classes at West. If you are interested in Stage Crew, set design, lighting, or audio engineering, then take Theatre Tech and Design to learn how the theatre works from the inside-out.