La Jolla High School recognizes the importance of the arts in education and takes pride in offering a wide array of arts courses. Students are afforded a myriad of ways to indulge their creativity and satisfy their “Visual and Performing Arts” (VAPA) requirements needed for both high school graduation and UC/CSU admission. Additionally, there are clubs and events which allow and encourage students to explore their creative side.
Visual Arts class offerings include: Art, Ceramics, AP Art History, Photography, and 3-Dimensional Design.
Performing Arts offerings include: String Orchestra, Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Band, Jazz Ensemble, Theater (Drama) and Technical Theater.
Other Arts classes include Video Production and Computerized Graphic Design.
Arts education at La Jolla High is not confined to the classroom. Students participate in clubs which encompass a variety of creative interests. Student Arts Clubs at La Jolla High include Dance, Drama, Filmmaking, Foreign Film, Hip Hop, Improv, Madrigals and Jazz Ensemble.
The Theater department offers several performances annually with shows ranging from uproarious comedy to taut drama and auditions are open to all students. Our award-winning Improv Group performs and competes with other local high schools each spring. The annual AirBand competition, sponsored by the ASB is always a huge success and sells out both performances.