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American Academy

Performing Arts Program

American Academy is proud to offer American Academy Performing Arts (AAPA), a program of extracurricular instruction, activities, and experiences to supplement and challenge students to excel in the performing arts. We aim to offer the most professional experience possible for each student as they develop confidence and poise on stage, attributes that translate into many education areas and promote exceptional life skills.
AAPA extracurricular opportunities are open to all students and feature instructors from around the community and from our exceptional, full-time performing arts team. Students can begin taking dance, theater, voice, and/or instrumental classes as early as Kindergarten. 
Additionally, older students (grades 5-8) may pursue AAPA certification, a more focused option for learning. Certification requires enrollment in and completion of a sequenced AAPA program in one or more areas of study before 8th-grade graduation. This program will facilitate deeper understanding from a professional perspective, develop poise and confidence, and special recognition upon completion, including an introduction to high school performing arts staff.
If you have any questions, please email: AAPA Manager, Jeremi Richardson at [email protected]

AAPA Certificate Program Enrollment

AAPA certificate class enrollments occur throughout the year in four sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer). If less than 10 students enroll for a track or any given performing arts class, that class may be canceled and a refund issued. Unless a class is canceled by the school, enrollment, and participation fees are non-refundable.
Once a student has been registered for an AAPA certificate track, parents may schedule an appointment with an AAPA staff member who will help advise the student regarding courses to complete, potential substitutions, or alternative possibilities to help satisfy AAPA certificate requirements. Students should strive to achieve as much coursework as possible through AAPA offerings instead of substitutions.