Welcome to the VAPA/Electives Department!
Visual Arts: Courtney Doane
Here is a great opportunity to put your talents to work as you learn the foundations of art and design…line, contrast, color, shape, and more! This class provides students with plenty of opportunities to learn drawing and design skills that will serve you your entire life.
Band: Jeremy DelaCuadraToot the horn, pound on the drums, twinkle the keys! This is your chance to develop your instrumental music skills as a member of the Willard Intermediate School Band! Students with previous instrumental music experience may be placed in our Intermediate/Advanced Band class with the teacher’s permission.
Choir: Ammy Beltran
Willard is excited to give our students the opportunity to be a part of our vocal music program. Students in the Willard Intermediate School choir will learn a variety of forms of choral music, spanning hundreds of years. Students will have the opportunity to perform in a variety of settings over the course of the year. Join us!!
If rhythm is your thing, then you want to be a part of the Willard Intermediate School Drum Line. Here is a great chance to learn how to read music, learn how to be a part of a group, learn how to perform with success, and learn how to play the drums!
Orchestra: Israel LizarragaStudents in beginning or intermediate orchestra will learn technique and play a range of repertoire. Students will participate in concerts, go to a festival, have opportunities to participate in solo performances, etc. Class meets every day and practice is required. Opportunities to move to intermediate and advanced orchestra are available for selected students. Music selections include classical music, pop tunes, and even holiday classics. Also, Orchestra at Willard is a great way for students to make friendships with other students while learning a string instrument!
Oscar Garibay: Mariachi
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)What are you doing now to prepare for college and career? AVID will show you the way. When you choose AVID you will receive academic support, learn what it takes to get into a university, receive academic support from college students, visit universities, learn from interesting guest speakers, participate in “fun Fridays”, and much more. This elective requires an interview.
Project Lead the WayWelcome to DMA or Digital Media Arts. Have you ever wanted to make a TV show, publish a book, make a poster or learn about 3d graphics? Make an android app? Join us then, as we explore this amazing world and help create the Willard Weekly TV Show, The Willard Yearbook, make short videos, learn to code, and make interactive projects that introduce students to a wide range of 21st century skills.
Design & 3D ModelingPlaying with robots, designing bridges, learning the magic of photography, using computers to design objects are just a few of the STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) projects that you will learn. This exciting elective gives students a variety of experiences that will help them with all aspects of their education.
Speech & Debate