• Public Art and Design Academy (PADA)

    Please visit our website at lhspada.weebly.com 
    The Public Art and Design Academy is a program for students interested in pursuing the Visual Arts. The focus of the PADA program is Public Art.  Students will practice and study ways to create art that is both physically capable of withstanding public spaces as well as the process required for implementing public art.  Students will spend time focusing on professional skills and artistic skills as well as post-secondary options.  The academy works to provide a closer, more personal learning environment in order to help our Art students be more successful.  Graduates of PADA are eligible for the PADA honor medal and certificate of completion. 

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    Additional information and PADA specific course registration sheet may be picked up in the counseling offices or from Ms. Douglass in K2b.  At this time, the academy is not able to take new members as they enter their Senior year.


    10th Grade

    11th Grade

    12th Grade

    English 2

    American Studies (Eng 3)

    AP English 4

    World History (or AP World Hist)

    American Studies (US Hist)



    Algebra 2

    Advanced Visual Art Elective


     PADA Core (Digital Media)

    PADA Internship

    Public Space and Design

    Recommended:  Visual Art elective**

    Recommended:  Visual Art Elective


    **Students participating in additional Visual Art Elective courses will be eligible for higher honors upon graduation.  It is also recommended that students select a course from below to continue improving their artistic skills. 


    Beginning Art

    Intermediate Art

    Advanced Art

    Advanced Painting and Drawing         

    3-D Design

    Advanced 3-D Design

    Ceramics I

    Ceramics II

    AP Art History

    AP Studio Art



    Students in PADA are also eligible for membership in the National Arts Honor Society.  Students must maintain a B-average in their visual arts courses to be a member of this nationally recognized honor society.  Seniors must take a visual arts course their senior year, outside of the required academy classes, in order to receive the NAHS honor cord for graduation. 

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