Applications are closed for the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics for the 2023-24 school year. All other secondary magnet programs and programs of choice applications are open until February 17, 2023.
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (VSAA)
Create something great
Art is ethos at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, one of the top schools in the state according to U.S. News and World Report. Here you can pirouette, even if you’ve never pliéd. Sketch the contents of your soul. Express yourself on the page. Every student in grades six through 12 has opportunities to tour different areas of the arts: visual, performing, literary, musical, moving image and recording. VSAA teachers are practicing artists who can advise on the creative process.
While creative work is at the center of the interdisciplinary curriculum, all students also study science, math, social studies and English. Advanced Placement classes in history, government, math, English and visual arts enhance college preparation. And a student-centered, project-based experience called Core imbues studies with depth and meaning.
Apply online during the application period, which typically begins in mid-January. If the deadline to apply has passed, please inquire about availability by contacting the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics coordinator.
The application process allows school administrators to evaluate prospective students’ academic record and interest and commitment to the arts. The process consists of the following:
- Completed online application
- Participation in a collaborative workshop
- Written response to a prompt
Students who live within the school district’s boundaries are given priority for admission. At the high school level, VSAA may accept students from other districts after all VPS students have been accepted and if space is available.
The application period closed Tuesday, January 24 for VSAA.
Sample four-year plan
|Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|Pre-Advanced Placement English||Pre-AP English||AP English Literature or World Literature||AP English Language or American Literature|
|Biology||Environmental Science or Fine Art||CWP or AP Comparative Government and Politics||AP US History or US History|
|Health/Fine Art/Dance||AP Human Geography or World Themes: WA Perspective||Chemistry||Physics|
|World Language/Fine Art||World Language/Fine Art/Dance||Fine Art||Fine Art|
|Fine Art||Fine Art||Fine Art||Fine Art|
|Interdisciplinary Arts Core||Interdisciplinary Arts Core||Interdisciplinary Arts Core||Interdisciplinary Arts Core|
For more information on related high school classes, post-secondary options and potential careers, please review the Digital and Visual Communications Pathways.