STEP 1: Complete the School Choice Application
In order to attend SCPA all students, both high school and middle school, must complete the School Choice application through the district. The Open Enrollment application for the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted between October 3, 2016 and November 14, 2016. Applications will not be accepted after the November 14th deadline unless the family is new to the district or a current San Diego Unified student who has a change of residence. Proof of residence is required.
STEP 2: Review SCPA's Majors and Programs of Study
Prospective high school students must choose which art they would like to study and audition for a specific program/s in one or several of 6 majors. Review our majors.
STEP 3: Sign Up for Auditions
Prospective high school students must also sign up to audition in the art that he/she would like to study. Students must audition for a specific program/s in one or several of 5 majors (dance, drama, music, visual and media arts, and creative writing), and must successfully pass the audition in order to attend SCPA.
SCPA seeks students with potential, passion, and commitment to the arts. Previous training is helpful, but not necessary. Students may audition for more than one discipline; however, if they are accepted to more than one program they will need to choose one program in a single major.
Each program has its own audition panel. Panelists consist of faculty and guest artists from local arts organizations, universities, and schools.
STEP 4: Review Audition Descriptions
Specific audition expectations, requirements and rubrics are listed on the Auditions Descriptions page. Click on a specific major for more information.