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VAPA (Visual & Performing Arts)

Central Unified School District recognizes the important role visual and performing arts play in providing our students a well-rounded education. The arts - dance, music,theater, and visual arts - are a critical part of every child's education. Research has shown that arts education not only enhances student achievement, but also improves emotional intelligence necessary in life: self-awareness, empathy, self-regulation, and internal motivation. It is no surprise that education in the visual and performing arts is recognized as a key component in developing 21st century job skills, and Central promotes this at every grade level!

The El Capitan MS Band had an outstanding showing at the Concert in the Parks Band Festival in Santa Clara on Saturday, May 19th. They took 1st Place overall besting all Middle School and High School Bands!


VAPA Events

Central USD will once again host the Milestones Youth Jazz Workshop from June 11-16 at Glacier Point MS. Students throughout the valley are able to learn instrumental and vocal jazz technique during sessions taught by professional jazz musicians. The event culminates on Saturday with a student concert beginning at 9 am.



Central High Wind Ensemble Wins Gold!  Hear their story at the link below.








Janeen Casaccia Worland
Curriculum and Instruction
559-274-4700 ext 63155

Marilyn Kosareff
Administrative Assistant
559-274-4700 ext 63155

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