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:
 
  • Dance Team won Grand Champions at World Class Cheer and Dance Competition in Glendale!
  • Abigail Esquivel won a CA Educational Theatre Association Scholarship and performed at the recent southern CA 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
  • 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)
  • Jayla Jones is one of 12 finalists in the LA August Wilson Monologue Competition
  • The following students were August Wilson LA semi-finalists: Melissa Pirjanians, Samantha Arevalo, & Abigail Esquivel
  • 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
  • Students participated in the DTASC 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 all featured at our Football Games
 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 

January:           

11- Cheer Competition 

17-19 -CETA HS Fest - Fullerton HS

22- Book Making Workshop 

25 – Cheer Competition (Sunshine Classic)

30 – Open House/Back to School #2

 

February:         

1- Cheer/Dance Comp. Nationals (LA Convention)

5- Book Making Workshop 

6-7 - Broadway Review @ 4pm/6pm

12 - ESU VAPA Shakespeare Competition (period 3)

12 – [CSSSA Application DUE]

15 – Dance Team Glendale Performance

15 – Book Exhibition @ Sunland Tujunga Library, 3-5pm

15 – Winter Guard Comp.

22 - LA ESU Shakespeare Competition

22/23 – Cheer/Dance JAMZ Nationals (Las Vegas)

25 – August Wilson LA Finals (Mark Taper Forum)

25 – VAPA Honors Assembly, p.2

29 – Winter Guard Comp.

29 – School Dance

 
 
SPRING MUSICAL:
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