Electives at Visitacion Valley Middle School

Select an elective class below to learn more about what the class has to offer:


In art, students work with a variety of different materials and processes including, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and digital art. Students are encouraged to make work about things that they care about and the world as they see it. Projects give them a foundation in artistic technique while teaching them how to create a concept or meaning in their work. 

Digital Media

The purpose of this course is to ignite creativity through hands-on projects using video, graphics, photography, animation, and STEAM concepts. Students will learn to express themselves using these digital tools while developing essential skills for the modern digital age. Additionally, students will develop critical thinking while considering how biases and stereotypes appear in a variety of media and the impact it has on social, emotional and physical wellness as well as relationships and society.


The program is based on The Little Kids Rock Modern Band Curriculum. My philosophy is based on collaborative learning and constructivism.  The students are encouraged to work together and to teach each other.  When the students have ideas about their music, they bring them to the group and to me and we try many different things.  Creativity in the classroom is encouraged.  Many students have played more than one instrument in our concerts.  The instrument choices are keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, and vocal.

This page was last updated on August 17, 2023