> VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts)
VAPA expands students’ capacity to think critically about creative work and artistic processes for self-expression and discovery. VAPA develops shared understanding among educators, families, and interested parties of how acquired artistic knowledge, skills, and processes impact career paths in and beyond creative industries. VAPA ensures access to culturally responsive, relevant, and authentic coursework, pathways, instruction, and materials, in all five arts disciplines: dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. VAPA builds community in and around schools by engaging all interested parties, allying with the region’s economic development, workforce readiness, and higher education, and fostering collaborative relationships with the arts community to empower students’ civic engagement.