Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)

Orange Unified is proud to offer instruction in the arts through our Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Program. Students in both 5th and 6th grades receive two sessions of instruction each week for 45 minutes in instrumental music or the 21st Century Integrated Arts Wheel. Students taking an instrument course learn to play a band or orchestra instrument over the course of a full year. Students in the Integrated Arts Wheel receive instruction in two arts disciplines over the course of the year - either visual art, theater, or general music. Sixteen talented teachers provide instruction to our 27 elementary schools, with the support of four instructional assistants.

At our secondary sites, we are proud to offer many Visual and Performing Arts Course offerings.  We currently offer instrumental music, vocal music, art, theatre, and dance.  Some of our courses are encompassed within our Arts Media & Entertainment Pathway providing our students with additional access to the arts.

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Contact Information

Cathleen Corella

Administrative Director, K-12 Curriculum & Instruction

(714) 628-5452

Laura Kresl

Coordinator, 21st Century Innovation & Instructional Design

(714) 628-5658

Jennifer Cardinas


(714) 628-5498


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