Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)


Transforming lives through the arts.


San Diego Unified School District will promote artistic literacy, innovation, creativity, and excellence in the arts by providing a high quality, sequential, TK-12 arts experience for all students. By implementing district policies that support and sustain the arts as a core subject, the Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) will support the highest quality arts education in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, providing services in curriculum and instruction, professional development and community collaboration.


  • All students have equitable access to arts education
  • We find strength in diversity

Please visit our main SDUSD VAPA Department page for more information about our programs and public materials.

Photo below courtesy Stuart Holmes Photography, copyright 2013

Group study