“The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts can lift us up.”
–Former Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
Provide equitable access to standards-based arts experiences that challenges students academically, social emotionally, and culturally, while nurturing their curiosity and appreciation for the artistic process. Foster Valley’s vision of being strong, connected, and life-long learners.
What Does it Mean to Be in the Arts Academy?
You are focused on getting a well-rounded Arts education. You could focus on one area or you can explore a little of everything.This doesn't mean that you are specifically planning a career in the arts, we can help with that too.It means that the Arts are a passion of yours that you want to grow in.The choice is yours!
Your 4 years at Valley may look like this:
Hear directly from Arts Academy students.
What if I'm in Another Academy?
Awesome!The beauty of the Arts is that it should be available to everyone.Doctors, engineers, chef and mechanics all participate in the Arts. You can too!