The Academy for Performing Arts named 2016 National Blue Ribbon School
The Academy for Performing Arts is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. Kelly Douglas-Jackson and Sue Anne Marcello represented the Academy for Performing Arts at the 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/
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 Tomas R. was cast as one of the two male leads in Kean's Fall production of "Jesus Hopped the A Train".
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.