Visual and Performing Arts

Visual and Performing Arts


Magnet Schools of America Distinction Award for 2018
2022 Magnet Schools of America - Magnet Program of Distinction

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Magnet Program Coordinator: Nicole Nasrallah

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Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide high quality, innovative performing and visual arts instruction that is designed to meet the unique needs of artistically gifted and talented students. It is our vision that students participating in this dynamic, autonomous, and student-centered model will graduate with the exemplary academic foundation necessary for success in higher education and future careers in the fine arts.

The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet program offers what can be the most exciting educational experience students may ever have! We believe the arts are vital to a rich and rewarding life, and together we will strive to develop the artistic talents and abilities. Dr. Phillips High School is the ideal location for Orange County’s only high school level Visual and Performing Arts Magnet. Amidst numerous performance, digital and creative-based companies, the VPA Magnet enjoys opportunities not afforded to most high schools. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, Hard Rock Live and charitable organizations such as the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips provide support and performance opportunities. The Magnet traditionally encourages regionally and nationally known artists to volunteer at the school to mentor and perform directly with students.

Objectives and Goals

  • To promote and inclusive environment for taking create risks, where all students can experience the infusion of the arts across multiple co-curricular and creative disciplines.
  • To promote and sustain high academic achievement
  • To provide opportunities for students to earn industry certifications
  • To provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively with one another and the arts community.
  • To provide opportunities for students to receive specialized tutoring and mentoring from professionals in their field of study.

Important Information

Application/School Choice

Audition Guidelines
2023 Audition Dates
Applicants will be contacted for individual times they are scheduled to audition 

-Art 2/09/23 and 2/16/23
-Band 2/15/23 and 2/21/23
-Chorus 2/16/23 and 2/17/23
-Dance 2/18/23 7:15-3:00
-Orchestra 2/13/23 and 2/14/23
-Theatre 2/18/23
-TV/Film 2/16 and 2/20

VPA Handbook 22-23

VPA Acknowledgement Form

Parent Advisory Board Minutes

Parent Survey

Student Survey

Survey Data

Dates for 2023-2024 Magnet Application Process
-Magnet Application Opens: November 1, 2022 at 
 -Magnet Application Closes: February 15, 2023