Center for Performing and Fine Arts participation requires enrollment in the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS). All Pennsylvania students are welcome to enroll in PALCS regardless of participation in CPFA. To enroll in PALCS please click here for details.
Please note: CPFA high school grades (9-12) are now closed for the 2017-2018 school year. High school students are still welcome to complete an application and will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if a place opens. Students in grades 9-12 may still apply to PALCS without participation in the CPFA program for 2017-2018.
Middle school students in grades 6-8 are welcome to apply as usual on this page, below.
The 2018-2019 application for CPFA will be available around November 2017.
What Happens Next: Once the following Student Profile is submitted, either electronically or via hard copy, families are contacted via email by CPFA Administrative Assistant Pat Harvey to schedule a tour of the facility. Tours are conducted throughout the year. During the tour, applicants are able to observe classes in progress. Mrs. Harvey provides details of days of attendance, typical schedules, and other pertinent information related to the student experience at CPFA. Once the tour is complete, families will be asked general questions about the applicant’s current schooling, artistic interests, and artistic areas of focus. At the end of the scheduled tour and interview, students may choose to schedule an audition date with Mrs. Harvey. Auditions are held on Fridays, beginning in February, for the following school year. All applicants, regardless of grade level or interest, undergo the same audition process. Auditions typically begin in January and continue on a monthly basis through June. Depending on the number of applicants, auditions may be held more frequently than once a month.
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All above application information will be presented again after form submission and sent promptly via email.
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