How do I sign my student up for a Performing Arts ECA, and is my student required to be enrolled in the Performing Arts certification program to do so?
What grade must my student be in to register for a Performing Arts ECA?
The Performing Arts catalog of extra curricular activities and courses has something for every grade level. But many of the courses lean toward grade levels 5-8. Some of the ECAs offered to the lower grade level students include Rebel Drama, Rebel Choir, Elementary Musical, Rebel Dance, & Rebel Band and Orchestra, to name a few.
All current ECA offerings can be found on the school store.
How do we enroll our student in the AAPA Certification Program?
Enrollment is open to all AA students and begins on July 1st of each school year. To facilitate programming, students should enroll no later than August 1st of each school year if possible, though enrollment remains open throughout the year. Students in grades 5-8 who are interested in enrolling in a certification track for performing arts in Theatre, Instrumental, Technical Theatre, or General Performance, must complete the enrollment forms and submit the $50 annual enrollment fee on the school store.
What does my student gain by enrolling in the AAPA Certification Programming?
Advantages to enrollment include:
What is the cost to enroll in the Performing Arts Certification Program?
$50.00 annually, paid upon registration each school year
When does AAPA programming take place?
Who is eligible to enroll in the AAPA Certification Tracks?
What program certification tracks are available for my student to choose from?
Students may select from the following certification tracks of study: (for descriptions click the track)
How does my student choose their desired certification track?
When enrolling in the program on the school store annually, you will be prompted to select from the various programming tracks, as to which path your student wishes to pursue. Appointments may be scheduled with a Performing Arts staff member who can help advise your student as to which track maybe a good fit and which courses to complete for that tracks requirements.
Additional details about the certification tracks can also be found in the AAPA Handbook.
What can my student expect once enrolled in the program for the first time?
Upon confirmation of enrollment, students will be placed on a certification plan based on the chosen track, this will require consistent participation in AAPA programming in order to complete all requirements by the end of the students 8th grade year.
Students should plan to make a concerted effort to remain consistent throughout their years of study at American Academy. While students may opt to decline participation for specific sessions should conflicts, or other
priorities arise, students must complete all required courses with a 90% attendance rate prior to graduation from American Academy in order to receive their final certification.
Additional offerings during summer sessions can assist the student in accomplishing that end, should a temporary session withdrawal become preferential or unavoidable.
Further details on program requirements can be found in the AAPA Handbook.
My student has taken many AAPA courses but has never been formally enrolled in the Certification Program, can my student now enroll and gain credit for past courses?
What does the session schedule generally look like for AAPA courses?
*Note: Sessions dates can vary, but generally the above schedule is the guide. Some courses may extend across multiple sessions.
Where might I find further details about the certification program: courses, tracks, requirements, etc?