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La Joya Community High School
Tolleson Union High School District


At La Joya Community High School, we are committed to arts education and the many benefits it provides our students. Just as with our core subject areas, arts education provides students with rigorous content and carefully planned lessons designed to stimulate students’ intellectual development.

Foreign Language Program

The Foreign Language Program opens doors to the world. We teach the languages and cultures of the world using creative and current language learning techniques and technology. Our teachers are passionate about bringing languages and cultures to life.

Why learn another language or improve your own?

  • Learning about the world opens your eyes to the global world we live in.
  • Exploring cultures increases your understanding of yourself and your own culture.
  • To gain a cultural awareness of international literature, music, and art.
  • Learning a language sharpens your cognitive skills.
  • Learning another language helps increase your PSAT, SAT, and ACT scores.
  • Increase your chances to be accepted to the college of your choice. Most colleges and universities require two to four years of a foreign language for admission.
  • Knowing languages other than English increases your job opportunities.
  • To prepare for traveling or studying abroad.
  • To make new friends around the world.
  • To become a lifelong learner.

Foreign Language Program Staff

Edith Fomeche
Ext. 4513

Bryce Highsmithreyes

Jesse Kuttler
Ext. 4521

Laura Locker
Teacher/Department Head
Ext. 4498

Claudia Ramirez
Ext. 4484


Performing and Visual Arts

La Joya Community High School’s commitment to the arts takes many forms. Students explore how visual arts, music, theatre, and dance expand their lives and the lives of those in the community. Art gives students a chance to think as individuals and explore beyond the boundaries of what is known. It also provides critical problem-solving skills in a way that no other subject area can. The Performing and Visual Arts Department provides students with opportunities to express themselves creatively and individually. Students may be interested in the following courses:

Visual Arts

  • Visual Arts offers courses in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, 2D Design, Yearbook, Beginning Journalism, Sculpture, and Ceramics.


    • Music courses include Chorus, Concert Choir, Band, Beginning/Advanced Piano, and Beginning/Advanced Guitar.


    • Theatre courses include Theatre Arts, Scene Study, and Advanced Acting and Directing.


    • Dance offers experiences in a variety of dance forms that include jazz, modern, ballet/lyrical, and multicultural.

    Performing and Visual Arts Staff

    Christopher Biles
    Ext. 4542

    Fernando Diaz
    Ext. 4519

    Robyn Flynn
    Teacher/Department Chair
    Ext. 4444

    Bryan Kilgore

    Grace Kim
    Ext. 4558

    Katherine Ludlow
    Ext. 4496

    Lindsay Witt
    Ext. 4472