Visual & Performing Arts Academy Overview

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    It is our belief that educating the whole person should include an understanding and appreciation of the arts. With this in mind, the Clifton High School Visual & Performing Arts Department is proud to participate in the fostering of such an ideal. Research shows that many students who participate in the fine and performing arts invariably do well in their overall academic studies and in careers later in life. This has led us to design and proudly provide a rich variety of visual and performing arts experiences for ninth through twelfth-grade students.

    CHS offers a broad range of arts classes including (but not limited to) Ceramics, Digital Photography, Crafts, AP Studio Art, Ceramics, Dance, Drama, Band, Orchestra, Piano, Chorus, and Film/Television Production. We also offer many incredible extra-curricular clubs, where students can extend and enrich their learning after school. Whether it's participating in the musical, choreographing dance routines, or creating murals, there's something for everyone in the arts here at CHS.

    VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY is a practical education based on experiential learning in the following concentrations -- band, choir/vocal, dance, drama, orchestra, studio art, and tv/video production.

    How Do I Apply to an Academy?

    Step 1 ...
    An Academy Letter of Recommendation must be completed by one of your current teachers. Click on the Teacher Recommendation Form on this page. Only electronic teacher recommendation forms will be accepted.

    Step 2 ...
    Please review any of the concentrations that interest you.  If there is one that you would like to be a part of, please submit your CHS Academy Application on this page (during the open registration period). Only electronic applications will be accepted.

  • Applicants must have all prepared documents and application submitted by the application deadline in order to
    be considered for acceptance into the program for the following school year.

  • Academies Help?

    Please contact your Student Services Counselor with questions concerning the CHS Academies.

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