Verdugo Hills High School

Congratulations to our Class of 2020 Award recipients. The recording of the virtual ceremony has been posted under our Distance Learning tab found on our homepage.

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:
 
  • Dance team won 1st place in Lyrical at Nationals in Las Vegas!
  • 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
 
 
 

Traditional Spring EVENTS:

March:             

SAT – 11th grade               

Cheer – League Comp           

Winter Guard Comp

VAPA Junior Showcase 

Fullerton College Theatre Fst  

CETA’s CA Youth in Theatre Day (Sacramento)

VAPA Meet & Greet 

 

April:               

Verdugo Day

Community Music Concert 

Winter Guard Competition

CA State Thespian Festival 

Prom 

Cheer – Regional Comp

Winter Guard Championships

Spring Musical Sister Act

 

May:   

Trashion Show (Visual Art) Orchestra Concert

Music in the Parks (Six Flags)

Vocal/Rock Band Concert

Dance Show

Cheer - LAUSD Championshp

 

June: 

Senior Awards

Sr. VAPA Gala Showcase

Thespian Banquet

Graduation