- Graduation was quite a special event with our inaugural VAPA class sitting in the spotlight!
- Congratulations to all of our visual art students who participated in the creative and impressive Trashion Show: Beyond Reality.
- Kudos to our Verdugo Dancers for their phenomenal Disney themed dance concerts!
- Excellent work at both recent music concerts. Kudos to all of our musicians!
- Congratulations to the success of our Spring Musical SHREK and to Michaela Mahoney who was nominated by the Jerry Herman Awards. Also, leads Sara Weed and Narbeh Zakani will be performing at the Pantages at the 2017 Jerry Herman Awards!
- Thank you to our incredibly talented a capella singers for performing at the Magnet School's of America Conference at the Los Angeles Biltmore!
- Congratulations to our Drum Line who came in FIRST PLACE at the LAUSD Championships!
- Congratulations to Verdugo's Winter Guard who won FIRST PLACE in the Scholastic A WGASC Contest at Azusa High School.
- Kudos to all of the Thespians who participated in the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival. Special congratulations to Sara Weed who received first place in Graphic Design.
- Congratulations to our students who participated in performance and advocacy at the 20th Annual CA Youth in Theatre Day, Sacramento: Jayla Jones, Mara O'Neal, Serafina Rodberg & Zayar Lin.
- Kudos to our Cheer and Dance teams who won First Place at the World Class Cheer & Dance Competition!
- Congratulations to Michaela Mahoney, Verdugo's representative who participated in LA's English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition. Excellent work, Michaela!
- Congratulations to our VAPA Magnet students who participated in the LA All City Marching Band in the Rose Parade!
- Congratulations to all of the actors and technicians who were recognized at the HS Festival by the CA Educational Theatre Association for their outstanding work in The Laramie Project
- Thank you to our Verdugo Singers who brought joy during the holiday season to our community - elementary schools, senior citizen centers and the children's hospital.
- Verdugo Actors and Singers participated in the YoungArts National competition, LA's Spotlight Festival and the August Wilson Monologue Competition - excellent work, VAPA Dons!
- Congratulations to the VHHS Marching Dons for winning FIRST place in Band, Color Guard and Sweepstakes @ the LAUSD Championships!
- Congratulations to the VHHS Marching Dons for ranking first and second in Band, Color Guard & Percussion competitions in Hacienda Heights, Simi-Valley and Ontario!
- Congratulations to the Varsity and JV DTASC teams for their success at the festivals! Kudos to finalist, Sara Weed and semi-finalists Michaela Mahoney & Vincent Mahoney.
- Thank you to our a cappella singers Makeshift Harmonies for performing at Mt. Gleason Middle.
The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet specializes in traditional arts and entertainment.
VAPA students start with an introduction to theater, dance, music, and the visual arts.
Advanced students specialize in topics of their choice:
- Theatre: performance, directing, improvisation, Shakespeare, design and technical production
- Music: vocal, instrumental, theory and composition, recording
Dance: ballet, modern, jazz, choreography, Dance Team
Visual Arts: painting, design, sculpture, 2D design, 3D design