VAPARiverside is“The City of Arts & Innovation” The city along with the Riverside Unified School District strive to provide access to the diversity of art and culture in all 5 comprehensive high schools through VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) programs. VAPA offers an opportunity for exploration and appreciation for the arts and a way to  communicate the diversity of the human experience in unique ways through curricular and co-curricular experiences.  A wide range of visual and performing arts is offered to students. 

Visual Arts Include
* Art Design
* Drawing & Painting
* Ceramics
*Game Design
* Media Arts. 

Performing Arts Include:
* Band, Drum line & Color guard
* Choir
* Dance
* Theatre

Amazing leaders take on these programs so students have a variety of opportunities to be involved. Lisa Battin is the coordinator for Performing Arts & Diego Jauregui oversees the Visual arts side of VAPA.  Many other Arlington teachers take pride in their programs.  Our Choir Director, Mr Munoz teaches
expression through the human voice. He can inspire the most moving and meaningful artistic and cultural expressions in a community of human voices.  Mrs. Bishop leads our Theatre department and prides herself on student voice and choice. Students who have a voice in how they express themselves through the productions they choose are more passionate, motivated and eager to succeed.  Mrs. Patrick rounds out our VAPA program by directing the Arlington High School Golden Pride Band. She is proud to offer one of the most progressive band programs increasing participation with Color Guard and drum line. VAPA offers something for everyone from music and signing to painting and game design.