Verdugo Hills High School

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The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet at Verdugo Hills

2018-2019 VAPA Theme: Finding Your Voice

The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Magnet is celebrating its 6th year and serves 9th-12th grade. The VAPA Magnet specializes in traditional arts and entertainment. VAPA students start with an introduction to theater, dance, music, and the visual arts. Advanced students experience depth of study in their chosen area of art. 

We offer the A-G graduation requirements, honors and Advanced Placement courses in multiple subjects. As well, we provide a personalized approach for our students as we guide them through high school years and help prepare them to be career and college ready.

ARTS EVERY YEAR: VAPA students take a minimum of one art class each year!

VAPA students have a multitude of opportunities to participate in concerts, shows, exhibits, festivals, competitions, tours, workshops, arts related field trips and our guest speaker series. 

VAPA juniors participate in an arts related job shadow and a spring showcase.

VAPA seniors participate in an arts internship and the senior showcase.


  • 2018-2019 APPLAUSE:
  • Centennial HS Marching Band Competition - Band & Drumline - 3rd place, Color Guard - 1st place
  • Drama Teachers Association of Southern CA Varsity and JV Theatre Festivals - Finalists
  • Savannah HS Field Tournament - Drumline & Color Guard - 3rd place
  • Balwin Park HS Marching Competition - 3rd place
  • VAPA Magnet Middle School Tour
  • 50 VAPA Students attended the classic musical Man of La Mancha at A Noise Within
  • Jayla Jones won the vocal competition at the Folklorico Festival
  • Jayla Jones and Emma Weber were selected by the CA State Thespians to perform and advocate for the arts in Sacramento at the capitol in March!
  • VAPA Music Students performed in Hawaii this summer
  • VAPA Students worked on a music video this summer regarding anti-bullying
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, film, 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

9 - VAPA Wheel Exhibit
10 - PSAT for all 9th-11th graders
11 - Field Trip - Dance & Dialogue
12 - Homecoming Game
13 - Homecoming Dance
17 - Bookmaking workshops in English & Art
20 - DTASC Fall Festival - Canyon HS
25 - Rock N Talk Anti-Bullying Concert Assembly
25 - DTASC Varsity & 
JV Parent Night 5pm Exhibition Hall
27 - Band Competition
29 - Field Trip Children of Wilsden Lane - Music Center
3- DTASC JV Fall Festival - Wilson MS
3 - Marching Band Competition
7 - Huntington Library Field Trip
8 - Valencia HS Marching Band Comp
10 - Marching Band Competition - Oxnard
14 - Book Making Workshops in English and Art
14-17 - Fall Play
17 - SCSBOA Marching Band Comp
30 - All CA State/UC college applications DUE
Twelfth Night, a comedy by William Shakespeare  Exhibition Hall
11/14 @ 4pm
11/15 @ 6pm
11/16 @ 6:30pm
11/17 @ 6:30pm
Cinderella, 2013 Broadway version of Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical