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Congrats to Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School awarded a Pivotal Practice Program award from the California Department of Education.

The CAPP program replaced the California Distinguished Schools program this year and was awarded to schools that employed pivotal practices that made a difference in their school communities during the pandemic. @laschools @localdistricteast


Posted 6/22/22

Yes! It's true! Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School was founded in 2012 (Year 1 was 2012-13). We are already CELEBRATING 10 years of Changing Lives Through the Arts (2012-2022). There was a HUGE Anniversary Gala on 4/29/2022! 


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VAPA's Theme for 2021-22 is VAPA Strong: Into the Light!

create. inspire. unify. educate. #wearevapa

Posted 5/19/22

Legacy VAPA High School Families!  The school will be holding a Coffee with the Principal meeting for parents this evening February 16, 2022 at 5pm via zoom.  Staff and Counselors will be discussing graduation requirements, college and financial aid information, and school budgets.  Zoom Meeting information flier can be located on our school website.  We hope you can join us this evening at 5pm.  Thank you!


Coffee with the Principal (2/16/22) Zoom Link:

Posted 2/16/22


Congrats to Legacy VAPA featured in the Jan. 31 issue of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) EdCal journal. There are over 17,000 ACSA members throughbout California and beyond, so many more folks now know of the good work we are doing at VAPA!

Posted 1/30/22

On Jan. 24 we finally installed our beautiful new painting by the stairs in the Legacy VAPA Classroom building! Thank you to the artist, Ms. Yellow, to Ms. Holland (Art Dept. Chair) who was a fearless advocate for the project, to our new art teacher (Ms. Ly), and to the VAPA Classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021, who contributed the bulk of the cost as a senior gift.  ( )

Posted 1/25/22

Coffee with the Principal  is Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 1 pm on Zoom.

COVID Updates and Protocols, VAPA Updates

Meeting ID: 833 5509 5812. Passcode: 2022.

Posted 1/22/22

It was about time, it took 10 years to revise our dress code and now t's been done. Thank you to our team of students and staff who met multiple times to finalize the changes that were then approved by our Local School Leadership Council. Special thanks to Ms. Barragan and Mr. Legaspi who met with several student focus groups to gather input and make recommendations. Also revised is the Attendance Policy. There were no changes to the Code of Conduct policy. Please note all policies go into effect on Jan. 11 including consequences such as alternative clothing, parent contacts, and progressive discipline and detention.

Posted 1/1/22

Happy Holidays from Legacy VAPA!

Happy Holidays Greeting:

VAPA Caroling Photos:

New VAPA Video:

VAPA Staff Gratitude:



Posted 12/21/21

We don’t believe in sitting tight at Legacy VAPA as we always strive for going from good to great in everything we do. Legacy VAPA X: Into the Future. Coming to VAPA this Spring: 10th Anniversary Celebration, new campus paintings and murals, Leader in Me WIGs, Harmony Project (Gr. 2-12 after school music program), California Cadet Corps, Key Club. And we’re just getting started. Contact Dr. Trimis for info and sign-up at


California Cadet Corps

Harmony Project

Key Club


Los Angeles Unified School District LAUSD Local District East LA Unified Arts

Posted 12/5/21









We're super excited bringing TV News back to VAPA! Tiger TV was started when VAPA and STEAM started in 2012. Thanks Mr. Tenny and his students for their work and we honor the late, great Nick Adolfo, founder of the video program and Tiger TV at Legacy.




Posted 11/5/21

EDUCARE provides many programs afterschool at Legacy! All participants need to have a completed Educare Form. Please complete the attached. Educare Form-English

Educare Form-Spanish


Posted 9/24/21

Join us for Coffee with the Principal, Wed., 9/29/21, at 10 am (online). Info on the new vaccination requirement!

Meeting ID: 840 0238 4385

Passcode: vaparocks


Posted 9/23/21

Get involved at Legacy VAPA! Our English Learners Advisory Council and School Site Council needs parent/guardians! Low commitment, but you will make a BIG DIFFERENCE! JOIN US!

Date: Friday September 24, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM

Via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 899 972 6870

Passcode: 2021

Posted 9/23/21

Sign-up for the SELA afterschool art program! Also, submit your artwork for the Honoring Latinx Heritage Art Contest!


Posted 9/21/21

SSC & ELAC Orientation/Election Zoom Parent Meeting (Monday September 20, 2021 @ 6pm).  

Posted 9/16/21

Legacy VAPA 2021 Election! Campaign Videos! VOTE by Friday, Aug. 27 at 11:59 pm!





Sophomore Class Elections (10th GRADE)


Junior Class Elections (11th GRADE)


Senior Class Elections (12th GRADE)


ASB Elections (ALL GRADES)

Posted 8/25/21