Visual/Performing Arts

We will be posting information as it becomes available about the District’s Visual & Performing Arts Program.       

Hotline for questions: 916-643-2466*
*Please note new phone number

Email your comments or questions to Tom Barentson at:

News Updates:

August 23, 2007 – Parent letter from principal Michael Hall

August 22, 2007 – Letter to Parents (multiple translations)

August 6, 2007 – The Visual/Performing Arts Parent/Community Informational Meeting held on Wednesday, July 25, 2007, Deputy Superintendent Tom Barentson gave an update on the visual and performing arts program options.

July 30, 2007 – At the community meeting last Wed, July 25th, Tom Barentson shared that former VAPAC students may enroll at Sam Brannan Middle School and/or John F. Kennedy High School.  (Sam Brannan for 7th & 8th grade students, and John F. Kennedy for 9th -12th grade students).

  • Enrollment for Sam Brannan begins on Tuesday, August 7th.
  • You may enroll at John F. Kennedy anytime. 

More information will be available later this week on our hotline 916-643-2466 and will be posted here.

July 17, 2007 – The next VAPAC Parent/Community Informational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Serna Center Community Room.  Deputy Superintendent Tom Barentson will be giving an update on possible options for a visual and performing arts program.  Spanish interpretation will be available.

Should you need assistance with student records, please contact SCUSD Student Records at the, Serna Center 916-643-9431.  Please check for updates here. Our Visual and Performing Arts hotline is 888-484-8222.

July 05, 2007 – Letter to Parents/Guardians and Students of VAPAC (revised 7/10/07)

June 18, 2007 – Letter to Parents/Guardians and Students of VAPAC

June 18, 2007 – Questions and Answers from the Visual and Performing Arts Informational Meeting of 6/13/07

June 14, 2007 – Meeting Update from 6/13/07

June 8, 2007 – Letter to Parents/Guardians and Student of VAPAC

June 8, 2007 – Sacramento City Unified School District officials will conduct a meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 6 p.m. to determine the level of interest in continuing a visual and performing arts program. Visual and Performing Arts Charter (VAPAC) students and their families are invited. The meeting will be held in Community Rooms at the Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave.

June 1, 2007 – News Release