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.