About Visual and Performing Arts
In the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District we not only believe in rigorous and engaging instruction, but educating the “whole child”as well. Visual and Performing Arts learning opens doors to new possibilities and provides students a means of understanding their world and the diverse cultural influences that surround them.
Not only does interest and participation in the Arts lead to a high state of motivation, but it produces the sustained attention, drive necessary to improve on performance in core subjects. That is why Arts Education is crucial in a child’s education and so important to us here in the Norwalk-La Mirada USD. We are educating and preparing our students for the creative thinking necessary for the Future. Along with training our elementary teachers to integrate Arts into the core curriculum, we have weekly music classes for all students TK to 5th grade at all elementary school sites.
Arts Programs at our middle schools include: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Beginning and Intermediate Guitar, Choir, Visual Arts Classes, Media Arts, Photography, Dance, and Theatre Classes.
Award-Winning Arts courses in our High Schools include: Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Drum Line, Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Choir, Advanced Choir, AP Studio Art, Guitar, Advanced Guitar, Cartooning, Fashion Design, Video Production, Drama and Theatre Production, Dance, Modern Dance, Ceramics, Media Arts, Mixed-Media, Photography, Visual Arts, and Graphic Design.