The Pride Arts Center encompasses the Visual and Performing Arts
The Mountain Pointe Visual Arts has one of the largest and finest selection of classes for students to choose from in the district. Students are exposed to advanced techniques in drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, photography and computer graphic design. This studio based program challenges each student to see the world differently, to solve visual problems and emphasizes visual arts role throughout history and modern culture.
The Mountain Pointe Performing Arts Department is dedicated to providing our students with the finest opportunities in Music, Theatre and Dance. Performance is the key word and our students perform both for our local community and on a national stage in competitons and performances. With programs like The Lionheart Marching Band, Acapella Choir and The Mountain Pointe Theatre Company, students are challenged to become outstanding in whatever they choose to focus on.
Pride Art Center Goals
- 100% of all students enrolled in Visual and Performing Arts courses will participate in at least one show or performance during the school year
- The Visual and Performing Arts will revisit and revise the comprehensive guidelines for its seniors participating in the Academy graduation track and work with guidance to incorporate some of those guidelines into senior year activities
- The Visual and Performing Arts will support the implementation of canvas where it applies to our curriculum
- The Visual and Performing Arts will support school wide achievement goals by identifying and focusing on the Arizona College and Career Ready standards in our current curriculum during our PLC meetings on early out days
Department HighlightsThe Mountain Pointe Visual Arts has three outstanding Clubs that offer students who are interested in Art outside of the classroom an opportunity to further skills and participate in Community Service activities. Joining one of our clubs brings the opportunity to earn an academic letter in Art. We are very proud of our lettering program and encourage as many students as possible to participate. At this time we offer three clubs for our students, art, ceramics and photo, all of which are affiliated with the National Art Honor Society (NAHS).
The Mountain Pointe High School Theatre Company offers a multitude of performance opportunities for students including the annual presentation of five main stage productions. MPTC has received the rank of "superior" in the Central Arizona Acting Festival and the Southern Arizona Acting Festival. We have received the rank of "superior" in the Arizona State One Act Festival in 2003, 2005 and 2006, and "excellent" in 2004 and 2007. Our improvisation troupe, Rebels Without Applause, offers