1862102 FAIRFAX HS(Visual Arts)

1862102 FAIRFAX HS(Visual Arts)

Program Description
Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Magnets. Learning the skills and knowledge for creating, refining, and sharing works in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry promotes teamwork, communication, creative thinking, and decision-making abilities. These are all traits needed to function successfully in the competitive and media-rich 21st century. Whether the student has already achieved a level of accomplishment or demonstrated an interest or potential to grow in an art form, Visual and Performing Arts Magnets provide highly rewarding learning experiences.
Grades:
9-12
Phone:
(323) 370-1231
Program Capacity 2018-2019:
400
Applications Received 2017-2018:
230
Openings 2018-2019:
100
Success Secret:
Each of our academic classes is infused with art projects that support and compliment our challenging academic curriculum. The Visual Arts Magnet students enjoy this combination of strong academics and the creative process. Additionally, during the first two years, they take one of our foundation classes each semester; as ninth graders, they study drawing and digital imaging/design; as tenth graders, they study sculpture and photography. During their junior and senior years, students take an advanced art class each semester. We also offer Advanced Placement Studio Art. The atmosphere created in our program encourages each student to become a part of the community. They thrive in this personal environment that provides individual attention to each student. They are also provided with engaging opportunities to participate in art-related internships, after school art classes, partnerships with art institutions, field trips, and student exhibitions.
Track:
Single Track
Tour Information:
In order to provide individual attention we do not conduct large group tours. We prefer that prospective families tour the school, visit classrooms, and/or meet with the coordinator by appointment. Please call us at 323-370-1230 to set up a date and time for an individual or small group appointment.
Magnet Vision:
Magnet Mission:
Academic/Career Pathways:
Academic Competition Teams:
Academic Decathlon
Athletic Teams:
American Football, Cross country, Girls Volleyball, Girls Tennis, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, Boys Track and Field, Girls Track and Field, Boys Volleyball
Community Partnerships:
Cedars-Sinai Hospital (Med. Lab.) Craft in America Greenway Arts Alliance Arts Fairfax Melrose Trading Post
Advanced Placement (AP) Course Offerings:
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Macroeconomics, Psychology, United States Government and Politics, United States History, World History, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Studio Art: 3-D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program:
No
After-School Programs:
Lacer After School Program Tutoring Teen Court Greenway Arts Alliance Internship.Volunteer/Special Projects Sports Clubs
Other Theme-Based Activities:
Career Day Chalk Art Festival Science Fair Magnet Banquet Magnet Sports Day and Picnic Field Trips Guest Artist Program College Guest Speakers Clay Day Portfolio Reviews Anime Club Art Action Magnet T-Shirt Contest Senior Art Show Portfolio Awards Greenway Alliance Art Projects Guest Artist teachers in studio classes Student Art Exhibitions at local gallery Pi Day
Wall of Fame/Notable Alumni:
Christian Robinson Solomon Hill Jamal Boykin
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