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Visual and Performing Arts

Mission Statement

The mission of the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) department is to instill in our students and community a lifelong appreciation for the Arts that results in personal and professional artistic pursuits beyond high school graduation.  Through Arts education, students learn to develop visual and auditory perception, creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and an understanding of our diverse culture.

More About VAPA

The Wilcox Visual and Performing Arts department offers comprehensive programs in visual arts, music, and theater, each designed to align with the California Visual and Performing Arts standards. Our year-long courses fulfill the fine art graduation requirement of the district and are approved for entrance to the Cal State and UC systems. VAPA courses also fulfill elective requirements for high school graduation.

Each course is designed to expose students to a broad spectrum of skills, techniques, and concepts important to literacy in the Arts. Students planning to earn a VAPA college degree, or follow a VAPA career path, should take 2-3 years of high school coursework in the arts. 


Philip Aduan
Music, Band, Choir

Michael Cohn
Ceramics Teacher

Paula Estioko
Visual Performing Arts, Anime Club Advisor, Art Healing Club Advisor

Heather Morton
Visual and Performing Arts, Intro to Art, AP Drawing, and 2-Dimensional Design

Claire Robson
English, Theater, Wilcox Stage Company

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