Verdugo Hills High School

On 6/1/2022 @ ~ 12:20 PM, VHHS will be holding a Lockdown DRILL to PRACTICE procedures for responding to an an incident requiring a lockdown of the school.

The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet at Verdugo Hills

2021-2022 VAPA THEME
Building Resilience!

How can we as communities empower the human spirit?


The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Magnet is celebrating its 9th 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 2021 Graduates!!
Check out the VAPA photos below:
Visual and Performing Arts APPLAUSE 2021-2022
Visual and Performing Arts APPLAUSE 2021-2022
  • Dance Team won 1st in Jazz and 2nd in Lyrical - at the National Champions competition
  • Drum Line received 3rd place in their first competition
  • Melissa Valdivia represented Verdugo's VAPA in the ESU Shakespeare LA Semi-Finals
  • Thespian Broadway Revue (music benefit) raised $450 for LA Project Angel Food
  • Students were recognized by the CA Educational Theatre Association for Technical Theatre and Acting excellence in the fall play She Kills Monsters
  • Emma Rodriguez was selected by the Center Theatre Group to be a student Ambassador for this school year!
  • Students from music, dance and theatre submitted work for the Music Center's Spotlight awards
  • JV and Varsity Theatre students participated in the DTASC Fall Festival, one event winning 4th place
  • Logan Pineda participated as an actor in Youngarts, the national arts competition

VAPA 2021-2022 



16 - First Day of Term A



1- Back to School Night

2 - Aloha Assembly



13- PSAT

15- YoungArts

22 - Spotlight Awards

23 - DTASC Fall Festival

29 - Homecoming Football Game

30 - Homecoming Dance



5 - PTSA Reflections Art Competition

16 - Marching Dons Friends & Family Night

17-20 - Fall Play SHE KILLS MONSTERS



16 - Holiday Music Concert and Visual Art Exhibit



10 - First day Term C

20 - Back to School #2



3-4 - Broadway Review

11 - ESU VHHS Shakespeare Competition

16 - Field Trip to Pantages HAMILTON



5- Dance & Drum line competitions

18- VAPA Jr. Showcase (per. 3)

19 - Fullerton College HS Theatre Festival

22 - Stand Up 4 Arts Ed

Advocacy - Sacramento

23- PSAT

24 - Class of 2026 Meet and Greet, 6pm

30- Field Trip to A Noise Within

31 - Community Music Concert @ Mt. Gleason



7- Field trip to D.C.Pavilion - ALVIN AILEY Dance Co

22-23, 27-29 - Spring Musical-ADDAMS FAMILY

30 - Prom



1-13 - AP Testing Window

12 - Trashion Show @ 6:30

13 - Trashion Show, period 3

19-21 - Dance Show

26 - Instrumental Music Concert



1 - Vocal Music Concert & Rock Band Concert

2 - Senior Awards

6 - VAPA Senior GALA @ 5:30pm

9 - Graduation