Visual and Performing Arts Pathway Program

The Visual and Performing Arts Focus Pathway program was established in the 2016-2017 school year for students engaged in the arts here at Ronald E. McNair High School. The Program will provide students who are engaged with the arts opportunities to interact with the community, support their artistic passions in and outside of the classroom. 

Enrichment activities and other opportunities for pathway hours will be posted on this website on our calendar. Please check regularly here for updates.

VAPA Pathways Application              

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VAPA pathway Opportunities



EMpty Bowls, River food bank
"Empty Bowls, River City Food Bank’s largest fundraiser of the year, is a humble, community-based affair. Hundreds gather to share soup provided by the generosity of local restaurants and served by some of our most recognized community leaders. The event is also a reminder of the hungry among us. All participants take home a local artist’s hand crafted bowl. Each bowl represents a family, a child, a senior, a student, a person in between addresses, someone struggling with illness, or someone who feels helpless, hopeless and hungry."

Students will can create ceramic bowls for this upcoming fundraiser, all levels are welcomed. 

Hours: 5+
Date: Thursdays after school RM 132 : Ongoing 
CONTACT: Mrs. Gardner





VAPA Instructors/Advisors

Dallas Mickner 
Department Chair
Graphic Design

David Braceros-Hamm

Danny Cardenas
AP 2D Design

Chelsie Chan

Valerie Fitzgerald

Monica Gardner

Dare Mitchell 
AP Drawing

Jannet Ortega