Skip to main content

American Academy


Drama MasksRegister for all AAPA Extra-curricular Theatre classes on the American Academy School Store. 
Theater extra-curricular classes offered, vary by semester and staff availability.

Rebel Drama (Grades K-4)

Does your child like to sing, dance and use their imagination? Rebel Drama is designed to help students use their imagination, props, costume pieces, and story-starters, to create and perform scenes in each class. This class will help students learn to create short stories with a strong beginning, middle and end, while learning the principles of elementary stagecraft. In each session, students will be surprised with a story location (the jungle, a circus, the beach) and then they will create a story, determine use of props and costumes and then act out their scene. 

AAPA Performance Seminar (5-8)

This ECA will meet in the fall and spring session, and each "semester" will be comprised of varied content.  We will focus on encouraging students in grades 5-8 to explore skills in public presentation, to include public speaking, theatre, acting, and general performance.  Think of it as drama club extended.  We will be working with our bodies and minds to refine the art of appearing on stage.  Classes may include guest speakers and we may also attend local performances and events, participate in community service projects outside of school hours and attend the Colorado Junior (middle school only) Thespian Conference, December 1st, 2022.

AAPA Theatre Set Design, Construction, Painting

In this course, not only will students learn the basics of set design, but will also get hands on experience building and painting the actual sets to be used in productions!

Junior Thespians (Grades 6-8)

American Academy Junior Thespian Troupe #88842 is a distinguished club offered to all students in grades 6-8. There is no registration or cost to attend and all middle school students are welcome. The troupe's mission is to work to improve camaraderie and the culture of the school through volunteerism, mentor-ship, and promotion of the performing arts. This club will meet yearlong at each respective campus under the direction of Performing Arts Department Staff. Meetings consist of strategic planning, theatre games, and troupe business.  Student leadership opportunities are available and students may work toward Thespian induction.

2022-23 Meeting times are as follows:

Castle Pines - Tuesday, 7th period lunch

Lincoln Meadows - Thursday, 7th period lunch

Motsenbocker - Mondays, 7th period lunch