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VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts)

Orange Unified is proud to offer instruction in the arts through our Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Program. Students in 5th grade receives 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.