Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!
Seniors - arrive at Kean University on Monday, August 22nd. This first week for our seniors will include their first course as concurrent college freshmen Transition to Kean!
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors - the first day of school is:
Tuesday, September 6th
We will start this day with a welcoming assembly for all APA students in the Black Box Theatre starting promptly at 8:00 AM. Tuesday will also feature a modified schedule with shortened "A day" and "B day" classes, along with class meetings and other activities. Wednesday will be our first regularly scheduled "A day".
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.
2016 New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival
Imani Pollard, finalist
Nathan S., finalist
Alexandria R., honorable mention
Congratulations Leslie Merced!
winner of the
2016 Governonr's Awards in Arts Education
Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance