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Students majoring in Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) explore and develop their talents in fine arts, instrumental and vocal music, and theater. Seasonal in-house productions, stagecraft, fine art shows, musical and marching band performances take center stage under the guidance of our talented staff and trained professionals. Specialized coursework, individualized lessons, and collaborative experiences prepare students for launching their own artistic college experience and career. Course selection should be geared towards at least one of the following concentrations: Fine Arts, Instrumental, Vocal and Theater.

Recommended Program of Study

Grade 9

  1. English I
  2. Integrated Math I
  3. Science I
  4. Geography/Civics
  5. Physical Education/Health
  6. Level I VPA Class
  7. World Language
  8. Elective

Grade 10

  1. English II
  2. Integrated Math II
  3. Biology
  4. Economics
  5. Physical Ed/Drivers Ed
  6. Elective
  7. VPA class
  8. World Language

Grade 11

  1. English III
  2. Integrated Math III
  3. Science course
  4. US History
  5. VPA Class
  6. World Language
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Grade 12

  1. English IV
  2. Mathematics class
  3. World History
  4. VPA Class
  5. Elective
  6. Elective
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Additional courses or electives that relate to this major:

Extra-Curricular Music
Marching Band

Jazz Ensembles

Brass Choir

Sax Studio

Winter (indoor)Percussion
Winter (indoor) Guard

Little Big Band

Gospel Choir

Soloists Instruction/The Voice
Women’s Choir

Penn Players

Music Lab

Jazz Choir

Tri-M Music Honors Society
Online Courses:
• Art in World Cultures;

Art History and Criticism Honors;

Cosmetology; Fashion and Interior Design;

Hospitality and Tourism;

Sports and Entertainment Marketing;

Introduction to Social Media;

Mythology and Folklore;

Your Digital Footprint on Social Media;


Specific VPA courses or electives that relate to this major are listed on the other side of page, separated into the four
concentrations: Fine Art, Theatre, Instrumental Music and Vocal Music