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Pathway Lead Teachers
  Keri McBride (562) 433-0481 ex: 6427 Teacher
  Mira Smeltzer (562) 433-0481 ex: 6582 Teacher

Distinguished Scholars

Distinguished Scholar (DS):

Students in the Honors Program for School of the Arts must enroll in Accelerated, Honors, or AP Courses when available.  DS students will complete a minimum of four AP/Dual Enrollment courses and graduate with an academic GPA of 3.3 (Honors Graduation Distinction).

Arts Pathway Staff
  Melissa Galbreath (562) 433-0481 ex: 6850 Pathway Coordinator
  Kimberly Holland (562) 433-0481 ex: 6102 Principal - School of the Arts Administrator

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School of the Arts

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About the Pathway


School of the Arts scholars will contribute to their community with passion and innovation through their craft. 


School of the Arts empowers a diverse group of passionate, art-driven individuals through an integrated arts-focused curriculum that engages scholars both inside and outside the classroom.

                   School of the Arts

Wilson High School  is excited to announce that our School of the Arts pathway will be branching into two strands: Performing Arts strand and Visual Arts strand.

The Performing Arts strand:                                                             Focuses on the direct creation of art and entertainment by the individual artist instead  of through a secondary physical medium. Performing artists are themselves the medium of creative expression. Students experience 4 years of integrated academics focused in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry. In  addition to completing rigorous A-G courses, student performing artists will take either a 2+* or 3-4** year course  sequence of classes in the same primary art field (Dance**, Instrumental Music*, Musical Theatre**, Theatre Arts**,  or Vocal Music**) as well as train in a secondary arts field their junior and senior year. 

The Design, Visual and Media Arts Strand:                                                  Include those occupations that use visual art, digital media, and Web based tools and materials as the primary means of communication and expression. In addition to an understanding  of current workplace practice, this career pathway requires the development of knowledge and skills in both visual art concepts as well as new and emerging digital processes by which individuals are able to create and  communicate complex concepts in a broad range of occupations and professions. Visual Artists experience 4  years of integrated academics focused in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry. In addition to completing  rigorous A-G courses, student artists will take either a 3-4** year course sequence of classes in the same primary  art field (Animation**, Graphic/2D Design**, Video Arts**, or Visual Arts**) as well as train in a secondary arts field  their junior and senior year.  

Working with their academic classes and larger community, students are expected to practice their skills outside the classroom with internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities. Our artists also have the ability to earn additional certifications from LBCC.

Any interested student is welcome to apply to the pathway.

Students interested in the DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR pathway experience may apply with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrollment in Algebra 1.  

          ELA Spoken Word Workshops
Wilson High School Virtual Art Show 2021


2021: A Bruin Music Short Film


arts pathway teachers
  Anjali Atkins (562) 433-0481 ex: 6196 Teacher
  Eric Berg (562) 433-0481 ex: 6264 Teacher
  David Campatelli (562) 433-0481 ex: 6866 Teacher
  Mr. Casanave (562) 433-0481 ex: 6503 Teacher
  Linda Choi (562) 433-0481 ex: 6461 Teacher
  Matthew Clatterbuck (562) 433-0481 ex: 6249 Teacher
  Mr. Coleman (562) 433-0481 ex: 6402 Teacher
  Kelly Condon (562) 433-0481 ex: 6226 Teacher
  Georgia Cunradi (562) 433-0481 ex: 6429 Teacher
  Joseph Dubber (562) 433-0481 ex: 6579 Teacher
  Adam Edwards (562) 433-0481 ex: 6239 Teacher
  Michelle Ellis (562) 433-0481 ex: 6422/6166 Teacher
  Catherine Fields (562) 433-0481 ex: 6188 Teacher
  Whitney Gardner (562) 433-0481 ex: 6451 Teacher
  Curtis Heard (562) 433-0481 ex: 6168/6452 Teacher
  Thourn Heng (562) 433-0481 ex: 6229 Teacher
  Ted Hollister (562) 433-0481 ex: 6853 Teacher
  James Houston (562) 433-0481 ex: 6856 Teacher
  Dalia Kamar (562) 433-0481 ex: 6405 Teacher
  Sean Kennedy (562) 433-0481 ex: 6572 Teacher
  Paula Lazicki (562) 433-0481 ex: 6406 Teacher
  Christopher Leveque (562) 433-0481 ex: 6591 Teacher
  Antone Martinho (562) 433-0481 ex: 6566 Teacher
  Keri McBride (562) 433-0481 ex: 6427 Teacher
  Nicholas Medina (562) 433-0481 ex: 6561 Teacher
  Michelle Mehler Jusionis (562) 433-0481 ex: 6152 Teacher
  Angela Merrill (562) 433-0481 ex: 6860 Teacher
  Eric Messerschmidt (562) 433-0481 ex: 6422/6166 Teacher
  Mrs. Mohr (562) 433-0481 ex: 6162 Teacher
  Mr. Dana More (562) 433-0481 ex: 6203 Teacher
  Shannon Nagle (562) 433-0481 ex: 6554 Teacher
  Monalise Naguib (562) 433-0481 ex: 6259 Teacher
  Scott Nichol (562) 433-0481 ex: 6223 Teacher
  Demetra Papadopoulou (562) 433-0481 ex: 6869 Teacher
  Geoffrey Ramirez (562) 433-0481 Teacher
  Ms. Roxxan Rendon (562) 433-0481 ex: 6164 Teacher
  Paula Riley (562) 433-0481 ex: 6153 Teacher
  Jennifer Rogers (562) 433-0481 ex: 6234 Teacher
  Mira Smeltzer (562) 433-0481 ex: 6582 Teacher
  Anne Smith (562) 433-0481 ex: 6459 Teacher
  Mr. Smitheran (562) 433-0481 ex: 6232 / 6138 Teacher
  Chrishanne Sternin (562) 433-0481 ex: 6205 Teacher
  Jennifer Stuart (562) 433-0481 ex: 6557 Teacher
  Dominic Szeto (562) 433-0481 ex: 6307 Teacher
  Stacee Taylor Mack (562) 433-0481 ex: 6461 Teacher
  Ana Torres Teacher
  Tu-Quynh Tra (562) 433-0481 ex: 6201 Teacher
  Lou Warde (562) 433-0481 ex: 6422/6436 Teacher
  Allen Weingartner (562) 433-0481 ex: 6505 Teacher