Visual/Performing Arts Academy

What’s in it for a student interested in the Arts?


  • Concentrated, sequential instruction in advanced subjects within the Arts
  • Recognition of extraordinary involvement in the Arts at graduation on their transcript
  • Opportunities to study with professional artists and Arts groups in the community
  • Opportunities for internships and job-shadowing
  • Shared experiences and community with fellow students in the Arts
  • Advanced preparation for transition into college entrance and careers in the Arts
  • An interdisciplinary experience within the Arts and with other related subject areas
  • Opportunities for advanced and independent work at a very mature level
  • Close and continuing faculty, support and monitoring of student progress
  • Opportunities for alternative scheduling


The Enrollment Process

Students interested in being a part of the Arts Academy can get the application by clicking here. Interested students are encouraged to meet with Mr. Hayes and their counselor as early as possible to assist with their academic four-year plan.


Successful Graduates of the Arts Academy:


  • Complete 60 credits in the Arts, with 10 credits in an advanced level class

    We look at more than just the formal VAPA A-G descriptions. Credits could include minis, arts courses taken in middle school, college courses taken off-campus and special projects, and other off-campus classes as determined by the coordinator.


  • Maintain a 3.00 GPA in their Arts courses


  • Maintain a 2.50 GPA overall


  • Demonstrate their active involvement with Arts community events

    This could include attendance at performances, art shows, participation in performing arts events on and off campus and production


  • Maintain excellent citizenship and attendance


Arts Academy Graduates Receive:

  • Arts Academy Graduate noted on transcript
  • A distinctive cord worn at graduation
  • A certificate of completion
  • A competitive edge preparing for college acceptance
  • A competitive edge in their Arts career preparation

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