Verdugo Hills High School

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The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet at Verdugo Hills

Our temporary number during school closure is 818.794.9505
 
 
2020-2021 VAPA THEME
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2020-2021 VAPA THEME
We are a Global Community!

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The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Magnet is celebrating its 8th 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
 
 
Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates!!
2019-2020 APPLAUSE:
 
  • Dance team won 1st place in Lyrical at Nationals in Las Vegas!
  • Samantha Arevalo won the Mario Lomeli Scholarship from DTASC and CETA
  • Jayla Jones received the LA Spotlight Honorable Mention (3rd Place) acting - Music Center!
  • Wendy Otto received Arts Scholar recognition from CSSSA
  • Ashley Thatcher was one of 16 Student Ambassador in LA for the Center Theatre Group
  • Dance Team won Grand Champions at World Class Cheer & Dance Competition in Glendale!
  • Abigail Esquivel won a CA Educational Theatre Association Scholarship and performed at the recent southern CA Theatre Festival. She also won an acting medal for her scene work
  • Samantha Arevalo and Abigail Esquivel won scholarships to Stand Up 4 Arts Education, an advocacy event at our state's capitol in Sacramento
  • Students exhibit books at the local library created in VAPA English classes
  • Marching Band and Color Guard students participated in the Rose Parade!
  • The following students are in the Music Center Spotlight advanced rounds: Samantha Arevalo (acting), Jessie Shone (acting), Jayla Jones (acting and singing)
  • Fifty theatre students went to see August Wilson's Jitney at the Mark Taper Forum
  • Jayla Jones, one of 12 finalists in the LA August Wilson Monologue Competition,
  • performed at the Mark Taper Forum on February 22
  • The following students were August Wilson LA semi-finalists: Melissa Pirjanians,
  • Samantha Arevalo, & Abigail Esquivel
  • Jayla Jones was selected to perform at Thespians Go Hollywood, honoring Bernadette Peters
  • Actors and Technicians received recognition from the CA Educational Theatre Association for the fall play, A Piece of My Heart. Samantha Arevalo & Eli Martinez received director's medals. 
  • Marching Band students performed in the production of Musical Theatre Guild's Barnum at the Alex Theatre, Glendale
  • Students participated in the Drama Teachers Assn. of S. CA Fall Festival
  • Jayla Jones won a scholarship to Stand Up 4 Arts Education, an advocacy event at our state's capitol in Sacramento
  • 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 featured at our Football Games
 
 
 

FALL PLAY

Almost, Maine

Live Streaming

November 19 & 20

6pm

 

FALL 2020

Summer Bridge

August 11-13

Parent Orientation

Aug. 13 - 8:30am, 6pm

School begins

August 18

Back to School Night

September 3, 6-8pm

 

ARTS COMPETITION AND AWARDS DEADLINES:

 

The Music Center's

LA Spotlight Awards

October 15

 

YoungArts Nationals

October 15

 

Center Theatre Group's August Wilson

October 14 - registration

November 4 - submit