High School Art Courses

  • Updated with information for the 2022-23 school year.

    Each of the courses offered by the Art Department will satisfy the fine arts requirement for graduation.

    Classes in orange are available for Valley Southwoods students.

    Scholar of Fine Arts—Visual Arts Requirements

  • Course Competency Exam Policy

    Students transferring in from outside of the West Des Moines Community Schools will have to submit a portfolio, with samples of their artwork, to the instructor of the course they wish to test out of. They will also be subject to any skill/safety exams that the instructor chooses. Approval in both of these areas will allow the student to test out of the course. If the above guidelines are not met, the student will start in an entry-level art course.

  • Foundation-Level Courses

  • Application-Level Courses

  • Advanced Placement

Last Modified on January 10, 2022