Vision Statement

The Vision of the Vaquero Visual Arts program seeks to achieve the following:  


Irvine High Visual Arts Students will: 

  • increase awareness and observation skills
  • understand and utilize art vocabulary
  • comprehend and incorporate the elements and principles of designing compositions
  • demonstrate creative problem-solving skills
  • explore and understand cultural and historical contexts in art
  • embrace failure and risk-taking as part of the learning process, building perseverance and resiliency
  • develop and refine technique and process skills
  • develop and refine an original visual voice
  • focus on achieving quality craftsmanship
  • produce original artwork reflecting the creative process
  • participate in reflective self evaluations and class critiques
  • become aware of and explore potential educational and career pathways
  • continue exploration and appreciation of the arts

Hannah Kim 2018



IUSD Nondiscrimination in activities and programs

The Irvine Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities including membership in student clubs shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, ethnic group identification, immigration status, age, religion, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status, or the exclusion of any person because of pregnancy or related conditions, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The District does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any of the activities and programs available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, class space, interest, aptitude, and prerequisite coursework where applicable. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District’s activities and programs.*

*The full Nondiscrimination statement can be found at and Board Policy 5145.5

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