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Fine and Performing Arts

Fine and Performing Arts | 2025 E. Winsett, Tucson, AZ 85719 | (520) 225-4900 |

Steps to Qualify

A student will complete...

  1. A final documented grade of an A or B in each qualifying arts or CTE course.
  2. Arts-related extracurricular activities as determined by the district.
  3. A student capstone project.
  4. Four (4) minimum credit requirements in one of the following ways:
    1. A minimum of four (4) credits in one artistic discipline ( dance, music, theatre, visual arts, or media arts)
    2. Three (3) credits in one artistic discipline and one (1) qualifying creative industries CTE credit or separate artistic discipline
    3. Two (2) credits in one artistic discipline and two (2) credits in a qualifying creative industries CTE course or separate artistic discipline.

46 TUSD Students Receive the Arizona Arts Seal in 2020

Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency

Congratulations TUSD High School Seniors for earning The Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency

46 TUSD Graduating Seniors To Receive The Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency

School Year 2019-2020 is the inaugural year for qualifying seniors to receive the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency on their graduation diploma. We are proud to announce that forty-six art scholars, from eight Tucson Unified School District high schools, created capstone projects in music, dance, visual art, theater, and media arts that were adjudicated to be worthy of recognition from the Arizona Department of Education.

Even though the final semester for the class of 2020 has been filled with many challenges, the committee charged with vetting the students' art did not want their hard work to be overlooked. The school closure prompted students to creatively design methods to present their work online and final interviews were conducted through Zoom.

Read more about the 2020 Arts Seal recipients>>

Arizona Arts Proficiency Seal

We invite our students to qualify for the Arizona Arts Proficiency Seal.

The Arizona Arts Proficiency Seal was adopted to celebrate students who demonstrate high levels of proficiency in the Arizona Arts Education Standards through personal expression and creative experiences in arts education programs.

This program also identifies pathways of artistic literacy that cultivate skills for 21st Century success. Its goal is to prepare students for college and career readiness, including active participation in the creative industries sector. The program is designed to promote access to well-rounded, high quality arts education across the state. Tucson Unified Fine and Performing Arts provides programs which fulfill these goals, and we are excited that our students have the opportunity to be recognized for their excellence.

What does it mean to qualify for the seal?

Students who qualify for the Arizona Arts Proficiency Seal are recognized for their high level of profiency. The seal appears on their graduation certificates and will be recorded on their transcripts. Any student who receives the seal and is successful in gaining admission to the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona will automatically be awarded a $1000 scholarship.

How to qualify

Teachers: See the information at the right for more details about the process.

Students: Talk with your fine and performing arts teachers to find out how you can qualify!


Call Fine and Performing Arts for more information, (520) 225-4900.

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