The arts and media program at Cape Coral High School includes a diverse array of course offerings and provides a foundation for post-secondary success. Moreover, the arts and media program complements the IB program nicely as some of the arts and media course offerings are woven within the IB program. A graduate of the arts and media program at Cape Coral High School will be well prepared to continue in the arts and media field or to succeed in the finest liberal arts colleges.

The arts and media program consists of the following areas:

Digital Media and Television Production

Cape High’s digital photography classes are designed to teach students necessary skills and knowledge of the art and science of digital SLR photography. Students develop technical skills that lead to the success in digital SLR camera operation, as well as a working knowledge of the language of photography.

Digital photography courses are offered as part of the IB Diploma program. The courses allow students to develop a personal awareness and knowledge of photography as a communication process. Students are taught how to create, manipulate, and optimize images for print and the web using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

  • Video Game Design and 3D Animation
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital and Web Design

Visual Arts

The visual arts department is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of art and visual expression of ideas through various two-and three-dimensional media.

In addition, students are exposed to the world of digital art through courses such as computer art/drawing and digital photography. These courses place our students on the cutting edge of digital art and prepare them for post-secondary pursuits in the visual arts field. Other advanced course offerings include AP Studio Art, AP Drawing, and AP Studio 3-D.

  • Computer Art – Drawing
  • Sculpture

Instrumental Music

The Cape High music department offers some of the most unique opportunities for students of any high school in the county. Courses include: Rock Band, Guitar, Keyboarding, Jazz Band, and Music Theory.

Through the rock band class, students have the opportunity to produce and record music. The rock band class provides an interesting twist to rock music with an orchestral variation. It combines the sound of electric guitars and drums with strings.

  • Rock Band
  • Guitar
  • Keyboarding
  • Music Production

Cape High Marching Band

The band program offers both small and large performing ensembles of varying difficulty levels. Cape Coral is also the only school in Lee County with both competitive winter guard and winter drum line programs. Instrumental ensembles include:

    • Marching Band
    • Concert Band
    • Wind Ensemble
    • Percussion Ensemble
    • Jazz Band
    • Indoor Drum Line
    • Indoor Color Guard

For more information including calendars, forms, and other documents, please visit the Cape High band's official website at


The dance program at Cape High offers a variety of genres including contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and hip hop. The dance program focuses on combining technique with musicality and also includes choreography. Students interested in being a member of the dance program must audition.

In addition to the dance program, Cape Coral High School is proud of its dance performers, The Hawkettes. The Hawkettes complement the marching band and perform alongside them at football games and competitions.

  • The Hawkettes – dance performance
  • Choreography
  • Jazz – Lyrical – Hip Hop

Theatre Arts

  • Musical Theatre
  • Drama Club