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Visual and Performing Arts

The Mission of the YCSD Visual and Performing Arts

The Mission of the Youngstown City School District's Visual and Performing Arts program is to create an academic environment infused, enriched and enlivened by the Arts. Studies show that engagement in the arts helps students in many areas not only from a social and emotional aspect but also with academics. The Youngstown City Schools District provides high quality academic programs in which all students have opportunities to learn in, through and about the arts. YCSD visual and performing arts offerings follow ODE State standards. 

Students are given a number of motivational venues to follow in the development of their study and performance skills including visual art, instrumental music and vocal music. Dance and Theater Arts courses are offered at both East High School and Chaney High School with additional VPA intensive tracks offered in VPA Music Composition and Recording and VPA Advanced Dance housed at Choffin (200 East Wood Street).


“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere” - Albert Einstein 


Contact Information  
Tracy Schuler Vivo
VPA Coordinator/
YCSD Director of Visual & Performing Arts 
  • Preschool