Verdugo Hills High School

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The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet at Verdugo Hills

2019-2020 VAPA THEME
The Future is Yours to Create:
Learning from the past to build a better tomorrow
 
 
                                  
  
 
2019-2020 VAPA THEME
The Future is Yours to Create:
Learning from the past to build a better tomorrow
 

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.

 

The Verdugo Hills High School 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
 
 
2019-2020 APPLAUSE:
  • Marching Band students performed in the production of Musical Theatre Guild's Barnum at the Alex Theatre
  • VAPA Seniors have a 10-week internship/partnership with the LA OPERA
  • Fifty theatre students attended a production of Frankenstein at A Noise Within
  • Tech Theatre Saturdays continue through the fall in preparation for the Fall Play
  • Cheerleaders, Dance Team and Marching Band are all featured at our Football Games
 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
SEPTEMBER:
5 - Back to School
6 - Aloha Assembly
17 - VAPA Honor Assembly
22 - Barnum at MTG 
Featuring the Verdugo Marching Band!
26 - Makeup Picture Day
 
OCTOBER:
10 - VAPA Wheel Share Out
16 - PSAT
25 - Homecoming Parade
26 - Homecoming Dance
26 - Drama Teachers Assn. of S. CA Festival
26 - Marching Band Competition (Hacienda Heights)
29 - DTASC Theatre Showcase
29 - Getty Villa Field Trip
 
NOVEMBER:
2 -  JV Drama Teachers Assn. of S. CA Festival
9 - Marching Band Competition (Oxnard)
13 - LA Opera/Verdugo Showcase, period 3
16 - SESBOA Finals
20-23 - FALL PLAY:
A Piece of My Heart
23 - LAUSD Marching Band Competition
30 - All CA State and UC College applications DUE
 
DECEMBER:
6 - Huntington Library Field Trip
9-11 - Musical Auditions
13 - Winter Music Holiday Extravaganza, 6:30pm
19 - VAPA Wheel Showcase Final, per. 3
16-20 - Term B Finals
 
SPRING MUSICAL:
Sister Act