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The Arts at SLz


The SLzHS drama program offers two levels of performance classes. We offer Drama and Advanced Drama. Traditionally, every year San Lorenzo High School students put on a play. Currently we are not offering after school performances (other than our two poetry slams). We hope to continue the after school plays in the 2016-17 school year. All after school performances are open to all SLzHS students.

Video Production

The video program at San Lorenzo High School is offered through the Bay Area Digital Arts Academy. Students can take four levels of video instruction including Multi-Media (9), Video Production (10), Advanced Video Production (11) , and the Media Arts capstone program (12). Students learn all aspects of production from broadcast media to motion picture production, documentary film making, and animation. Students engage in a rigorous and fun program in which they produce music videos, photo documentaries, commercials, public service announcements, news broadcasts and short narrative films. A variety of industry-related field trips help students learn what goes on behind the scenes in the world of film and television production. BADA hosts two student video festivals per year (February and May) at the Bal Theater in San Leandro. The video program will soon return to producing weekly school-wide news broadcasts. BADA posts selected student projects on our YouTube channel (search Bay Area Digital Arts on YouTube).


The photography department at San Lorenzo High School offers classes in both beginning and advanced photography. Facilities include equipment for both traditional black and white darkroom printing and a computer lab for digital imaging. There is also a lighting studio as well as digital cameras to aid and enhance photographic instruction and projects. Emphasis is on photography as an art form, and students are encouraged to enter exhibits as well as participate in a show during the yearly Art Week.


San Lorenzo offers a variety of art classes, including Begining, Intermediate and Advanced. These classes explore the traditional art forms of drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. Student work is rotated through a series of display cases on campus, and is also featured during the annual Art Week.


The music department at San Lorenzo High School consists of Choir, Beginning Guitar, Beginning Piano, and Music Composition and Production. In each class students will learn the fundamentals of music reading, writing, and performance in the specified instrument. Throughout the year, the choir and members from the piano and guitar classes put on two concerts. One in the Winter and one in the Spring.