Westwood High

District: Richland 2  /  Site Since 2015

Westwood High School, 180 Turkey Farm Road, Blythewood SC 29016.  The mission of the Westwood High School Fine Arts Department is to provide engaging instruction that promotes Life-long Learning and an Appreciation, Understanding, and Creative expression of the Fine Arts.  Westwood is a suburban school with 1380 students, grades 9-12, with 51% free/reduced lunch.  Programs: Emergency and Fire Management, AVID, SOAR Honors Academy, Studio D (PBL Collaborative), Engineering Technologies, and Convergence Media.  Westwood is a whole school magnet in Richland Two called the Institute of Research, Engagement, and Design (iRED).  Art Areas: Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts, 2 D, 3 D Art, Digital Photography, Music Appreciation, Vocal Music, Orchestra, Guitar, Band, Creative Writing. ABC site 1 year.  Gifted and Talented Arts:  AP Music Theory, AP Studio Art Drawing, AP Studio Art 2D Design, Gifted and Talented Art, Theatre, Dance.  After school rehearsal & performance class: Dance, Theatre, Chorus, Marching Band.  Before school: Wind Ensemble.  Grants: Distinguished Arts Program (DAP) Grant: 2014-15, 2015-16; ABC Grant: 2015, 2016.  Each fall, Fine Arts creates Arts Integrated performance; each spring, Westwood hosts its Renaissance Faire.  Awards:  Orchestra: Students selected for Midlands Region Orchestra.  Marching Band: Excellent Rating at Upper State Championships, 2015, selected for All-State Band Clinic. Concert Band: Concert Band received Excellent; Wind Ensemble received Superior Chorus: Chorus students selected for Richland 2 District Honor Choir.  Westwood Theatre:  SC Theatre Association:  All Star Cast winners.  Palmetto Dramatic Association: Chapter Select: 1st place 2016, represent South Carolina at International Thespian Competition, Nebraska, 2016 Visual Art: SC State Fair Awards: 3 Gold Key Awards, 2 Silver Key Awards. Westwood Visual Arts teacher, Bill Hicks, article, “Mixed-Media Motivates” published in Arts and Activities. Dance: National Honor Society for Dance Arts, Chartered 2016.   Fine Arts: Arts Integrated High School Distinction by Richland School District Two December 2015.  

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180 Turkey Farm Road
Blythewood, SC 29016

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