Performing & Visual Arts SLC

Jessica Mendoza SLC Director

 Ms. Mendoza   

Theatre Track Overview

Award-Winning Theatre Track 

  • Exposure to producing, directing, writing and performing as well as technical aspects of theatre including lighting, sound and set design. 


  • Students of all grade levels have opportunities to perform in different settings: plays, musicals, open mic nights,  the Winter and Spring Festival of the Arts and Thespian Show. 


  • Partnership with the LeAp arts program providing an intensive playwriting residency that engages students in storytelling and creative expression. 


  • APVA students have participated in competitions all over New York City including the August Wilson Monologues, National Shakespeare Competition, and LEAP’s playwriting competition. 



Art Track Overview

Comprehensive Art Track 

  • Four year art track for advanced students
  •  Portfolio 1 and 2 immerses students in a broad range of media including collage, printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture 
  • Portfolio 3 and 4 expands on students’ skills sets and knowledge with opportunities to work on  large-scale projects using a broader array of materials
  • Graphic design and independent study offered during the 11th and 12th grades
  •  Advanced Placement 2D Portfolio
  •  Art Regents


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