Through advancing excellence in research, teaching and learning, the Wits School of Arts combines critical inquiry with artistic practice in ways that engage in transformative ways with our contemporary urban, African and global contexts. The specialist nature of our Art School means that we can focus on excellence and provide our subjects with the one-to-one attention they require. The Grossmont Union High School District is hosting a Building Rededication and Open House for Valhalla High School’s Modernized Main Building and Theater on Tuesday, October 11.
The show boasts a stellar, show-stealing role in its antihero, played by Frank Demma (recent winner of Best Actor at the Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors), as well as quirky, memorable characters (a cast of 38), and a catchy, witty score that’s bright and brassy with a wicked sense of humor performed by members of MSA Instrumental Music program.
After a thorough assessment and planning effort, the Grossmont Union High School District Governing Board took action on August 4, 2016, to place Measure BB, a local school bond, on the November ballot. We are a nationally recognized arts education institution, selected by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to participate in the Turnaround Arts initiative, a national program targeting student achievement through the arts. Best Music Production Schools in California needs the entire musical activity in one given area set aside for a particular purpose. You may have noticed the above-pictured signs going up in front of your neighborhood high school.
We know that creativity, ingenuity, empathy and innovation are the keys to success in today’s complex, changing world and as such, Victoria students are fortunate to attend the district’s only K-12 school offering arts programming in Dance, Music, Visual Art, New Media and Drama within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Programme.
I grew up with the school and it was equally pleasurable to see the school grow with us, getting new classrooms, winning national accolades, and basically making us proud to be part of this great institution. Also at the October Governing Board Meeting, we recognized the heroic actions of two staff members at Mount Miguel High School who saved the life of a student. This must be what leads so many of our students and families to say that Victoria School of the Arts feels like ‘home’!