Verdugo Hills High School

Grades 9-11 will be taking the PSAT on October 10th at 8:00 AM.  Please make sure you are on time and well rested for the test.

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:
  • 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
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
September:
6 - Field Trip to A Noise Within - Man of La Mancha
7 - Aloha Assembly
22 - CA State Thespian Leadership and Technical Theatre Day - Upland
23 - MAME @ Musical Theatre Guild - Glendale
26 - NYC Meeting @ 6:30pm
29 - Folklorico Competition @ VHHS
30 - LA Spotlight Academy Free Workshop @ The Music Center
 
October:
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 - DTASC Varsity & 
JV Parent Night 5pm Exhibition Hall
27 - Band Competition
 
 
FALL PLAY:
Twelfth Night, a comedy by William Shakespeare
 
SPRING MUSICAL:
Cinderella, 2013 Broadway version of Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical