The Academy for Performing Arts NAMED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION
The United States Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that the Academy for Performing Arts has been named a
2016 National Blue Ribbon School.
The Academy for Performing Arts is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices.
Kelly Douglas-Jackson and Sue Anne Marcello will represent the Academy for Performing Arts at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements.
For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/
I hope you have had a good week. As you know, PowerSchool is closed so that teachers can update their grades. The portal will re-open on October 11th at 3:00pm. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to email your child’s teacher.
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that all 10th and 11th graders will take the PSAT on October 19th. This test will help expose them to SAT style questioning as they prepare for college. All UCVTS freshman, will take the ACT/Aspire on October 19th & October 20th. Students should be on time so we are able to start the exams. It is our hope that by exposing our students to both tests, they will be able to identify which test is best for them during the junior year. Once test results are in, you will get a copy of them mailed home to you.
Please review the Student Activities Bulletin. It includes important dates and information for next week.
Have a great weekend!
Our Mission Statement
The Academy for Performing Arts is an innovative four year high school, immersing students in honors’ level academics while training in a pre-professional artistic setting within majors such as theatre, dance, or technical theatre. The Academy fosters the discipline, integrity and passion necessary for students to succeed at the post-secondary level and as members of the performing arts community. The culmination of the program allows the students to complete their senior year by taking college-level courses and receiving college credit at Kean University.
Our very own senior Amia L. performed onstage with Broadway legend
Patti LuPone at
Kean's Opening Night Gala at Enlow Hall.
Ms. LuPone requested a chorus of 16 backup singers comprised of Kean students, Amia auditioned and was chosen.
Her script, Wings, has been selected as a Junior Division winner for the 2015 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition. Her script was reviewed by a panel of distinguished judges and chosen as the winning entry.
Cathryn, a junior at APA, is a co-author, along with her sister and father, of the children's book, Big Hug. Her book will be published and available for purchase on October 25, 2016.
Union County Academy for Performing Arts present:
Thursday, December 8 2016 at 7:00 pm in the APA Black Box Theatre
Join Carolyn Dorfman Dance for a narrated performance by Carolyn Dorfman
with students from Union County Academy for Performing Arts for an evening of inspiring dance.
PowerSchool Portals Closed
Marking Period I Interim Progress Reports
The Student/Parent Portal and mobile apps to Power School are closed
for Marking Period I Interim Grade/Comment Progress Reports
and will re-open Oct 11th at 3:00 pm.
If you have any concerns about grades, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher