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The Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA), is a unique 4-year arts program at Santa Barbara High School. As part of California's State Partnership Academy plan, students who share an interest in the arts will participate in a carefully articulated program designed as a "school within a school". Classes in art and academics are college preparatory or GATE/Honors, and are project oriented. Our smaller classes allow for more individual attention and enrichment activities such as: Field trips, guest speakers, artists-in-residence, job shadowing, and mentorship/internship opportunities. Local colleges and art-related businesses join SBHS in supporting VADA and providing incentives and experiences for our students. VADA has teamed with Santa Barbara City College to offer dual enrollment classes for students taking Illustration and design classes.

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