• Fine 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

    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)
      2. Three (3) credits in one artistic discipline, and 1 qualifying creative industries CTE credit or separate artistic discipline.
      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)

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