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Parents’ Guide to the Visual and Performing Arts

PARENTS’ GUIDE TO THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS IN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

California State PTA and Create CA have teamed up to offer the Parents’ Guide to the Visual and Performing Arts in California Public Schools. This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn in the arts disciplines of dance, music, theater and the visual arts by the end of each grade level.

By asking about the arts program at your child’s school, you are showing your interest in all students, not just the “talented,” having the opportunity to express their unique individuality through creating and learning in and through the arts.

The information is grouped into four sections (Spanish coming soon):

Download the full guide here in English (Spanish coming soon):

VAPA GUIDE

Learn more about how to use the VAPA guide by watching this informative webinar.

This downloadable poster explores creative industry career possibilities, including the new standard of media arts. Share it with your school community!