Academy of Visual and Performing Arts
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year!
- All online applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 20th, 2018. No applications will be accepted after that date. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- All applicants will be notified about acceptance status via the contact email address provided by Friday, May 25th, 2018. Please make sure your email address is valid and can accept messages from an SMCPS address.
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Students interested in Academies should meet with their guidance counselor to find out more information. Additional information can be found by clicking the links to the left.
An education in the Arts can enhance academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and teamwork. Participation in a strong Arts program provides not only the opportunity to understand and appreciate the dedication needed to find success as a performer or artist, but also develops cultural citizens who are creative thinkers and problem solvers. The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA), housed at Chopticon High School, strives to support our population of talented youth who excel in the Arts. AVPA meets the needs of our highly abled arts-inspired youth who exhibit desire and motivation to pursue higher levels of achievement and learning in the Arts. Students participating in the AVPA will have a choice of one of three areas of focus: music, theatre, or visual arts. AVPA will cultivate a more sophisticated learner, an independent thinker who is a well-rounded and thoughtful contributor to both our local community and society as a whole.
Please note that applicants to the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts will have an audition as part of their application profile. Applicants will receive additional information regarding the audition materials upon completion of their online application. After April 20, 2018, applicants will be contacted by Academy of Visual and Performing Arts staff to secure an audition date and time.