The Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) Department’s mission is to unleash and nourish the inner artist in each child by developing creativity, persistence, cooperative learning, analytical thinking, sequencing, planning and memory. VPA is responsible for directing the arts programs available to students grades JK-12, including theater, dance, visual arts, instrumental, and choral music. VPA produces over 140 concerts and exhibits per year including full stage drama productions, concerts, art exhibitions, recitals, and outdoor events attended by over 25,000 guests.
The department supports approximately 74 VPA teachers deployed in schools throughout the district.
- Expand meaningful and practice-based professional learning with VPA educators.
- Develop and stabilize after-school programs for students and staff alike by reviewing goals and outcomes of afterschool programs.
- Develop more programs and systems to support both in-school and after-school inclusion.