The Arts Department offers courses designed to develop the skills necessary for appreciation of and participation in the creative process embracing music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. Students are required to take two semesters of Arts classes, one of which must be offered during the regular school day, to fulfill graduation requirements.

Performing Arts classes and the Art & Nature Intensive are offered before and after school.  For most performing arts classes, an audition is usually required to enroll.

PLEASE NOTE: University of California and California State University require students to complete two semesters in the same arts discipline. The two semesters need not be taken in the same academic year.  SI has a separate requirement the ONE semester of Arts is taken during the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day (it can overlap with the UC/CSU requirement).  Please see your counselor if you have any questions about this requirement, and to help you plan your classes accordingly.


 First semester, choose from:
AP Music Theory (6592)*, Art and Architecture 1A (6100), Dance 1A (6601), Drama 1A (6210), Multimedia Design 1A (6710), Music Appreciation A (6500), Photography 1A (6160), Sculpture A (6150)*, or Studio Art A (6120)

Second semester, choose from any class below to complete the 2-semester Arts Graduation Requirement:

AP Music Theory (6592)*, Art and Architecture 1B (6105), Art and Nature Intensive: Art and Architecture 1B (8W) ([6106]*, Art and Nature Intensive: Sculpture B (8W) [6156]*,  Art and Nature Intensive: Studio Art B (8W) [6126]*, Chamber Singers A (6546)8, Chamber Singers B (6547)8, Chamber Singers C (9863)8, Dance 1B (6602),  Dance 1C (9703)8, Drama 1B (6211), Drama 1C (9710)8,  Jazz Band A (9811)8, Jazz Band B (9812)8,  JazzBand C (9813)8, Jazz Combo (9817)8, Mixed Chorus A (6551)8, Mixed Chorus B (6522)8,, Mixed Chorus C (9853)8, Multimedia Design 1B (6720), Music Appreciation B (6515), Orchestra A (6521)8, Orchestra B (6522)8, Orchestra C (9803)8, Pep Band A (6538)0, Pep Band B (6539)0, Pep Band C (9818)0, Photography 1B (6165), Sacred Symbols Studio Art B/C  (6130), Sculpture B (6155)*, Studio Art B (6125)

Courses that occur outside of the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day (8th period classes) may include after school, morning, evening, and/or weekend rehearsals/meetings.

Students should not list Performing Arts Electives on their scheduling forms. Auditions are required for each of these courses and the instructors will submit roster during the first few weeks of each semester.