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ADMISSION TO SDSCPA HIGH SCHOOL

STEP 1: GET TO KNOW THE SDSCPA FAMILY

SDSCPA is not for every student—it serves the young aspiring creative mind who is already demonstrating a passion for and potential lifelong commitment to the arts.

  • Attend a Magnet Monday. Tours begin at 10 a.m. beginning September 11.
  • Attend a Prospective Families Meeting
DateTimeLocation
Saturday, September 30, 20179 a.m.SDSCPA, Florence Johnson Theatre
Saturday, October 14, 20179 a.m.SDSCPA, Florence Johnson Theatre
Wednesday, October 18, 20176:30 p.m. SDSCPA, Florence Johnson Theatre

STEP 2: 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 2018-19 school year must be submitted between Monday, October 2, 2017 and Monday, November 13, 2017.

Applications will not be accepted after the November 13th 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 3: REVIEW SDSCPA's ARTS MAJORS AND PROGRAMS

Prospective high school students must choose an Arts Major. This Art Major is the focus of intense artistic training and preparation for post-secondary opportunities. Several majors, have a specific program. The Music Major, for example, has the Jazz Studies or Instrumental Music programs. Review each of our Arts departments and their programs of study.

ART MAJORS & PROGRAMS

Dance Major

Theatre Major

  • Musical Theatre Program
  • Tech Theatre Program
  • Acting Program

Music Major

  • Jazz Studies Program
  • Instrumental Program

Creative Writing Major

Visual and Cinematic Arts Major

  • 2d Program
  • Photography Program
  • Cinematic Arts Program

STEP 4: SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION

Prospective high school students must complete the 2018-2019 High School Audition Form. 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 SDSCPA in Fall 2018.

SDSCPA 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. There is no “double major.” Typically, there is room for additional arts courses in the junior and senior year, after A-G requirements have been satisfied.

Each major will accept approximately 36 students. Students on first day will have access to first available slots. Second audition date will accept only remaining spaces available.

High School Audition Form (Saturday November 4, 2017) [Links forthcoming]

High School Audition Form (Saturday, December 2, 2017) [Links forthcoming]

AuditionDateTimeLocation
Current SDSCPA 8th graders/ New Incoming 9-12 Students

Saturday, November 4, 2017

(Students on first day will have access to first available slots.)

A-F (8:30)
G-L (9:30)
M-R (10:30)
S-V (11:30)
W-Z (1:30) 
SDSCPA 2425 Dusk Drive San Diego, CA
Current SDSCPA 8th graders/ New Incoming 9-12 StudentsSaturday, December 2, 2017
A-F (8:30)
G-L (9:30)
M-R (10:30)
S-V (11:30)
W-Z (1:30)
SDSCPA 2425 Dusk Drive San Diego, CA

 

STEP 5: PREPARE & BE READY!

The Audition Day

All prospective students must be prepared and on time for the audition. A make-up audition will be granted only in the case of emergency. Arrive early on audition day, appropriately dressed (see individual audition descriptions for requirements, if any), and make sure to bring all required materials including a pen or pencil for paperwork. Report to the check-in tables and submit your materials.

Please note that some auditions may take longer than others. Be prepared to wait. And, please be patient. Parents/Guardians are not allowed to view the audition.

Each program has its own audition panel. Panelists consist of faculty and guest artists from local arts organizations, universities, and schools. Please come prepared and ready to show your commitment and passion to the arts. At SDSCPA our passion and resilience will trump talent.

On the day of the audition every student is required to bring:

  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, or professional that may speak to your passion and commitment in the arts.
  • A headshot or small photograph for students auditioning for theatre and dance. (school photo or other individual snapshot is fine).
  • A resume or a list detailing previous arts training and experience (you may use the online resume template or you may pick one up from the SDSCPA Main Office).
  • A signed Student/Parent Contract

On the day of the the audition each student will;

PART ONE: THE INTERVIEW:

The group interview is a way for the panel to determine the candidate’s interest, desire, and goals for attending SDSCPA and allows prospective students to express themselves beyond the audition process professionally and enthusiastically.

PART TWO: THE ARTISTIC EVALUATION (AUDITION):

All prospective students will participate in an audition in at least one of the following arts disciplines: Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music, Creative Writing, and/or Visual & Cinematic Arts.

Specific audition expectations, requirements and rubrics are listed here. Click on a specific major for the specific audition requirements. After reviewing the audition requirements, please contact Richard Trujillo at rtrujillo@sandi.net.

Dance (Requirements, Rubric)

Theatre

Music

Creative Writing (Requirements, Rubric)

Visual and Cinematic Arts

Special Education

Audition Policy for SDSCPA Modifications are not made to any audition for any student. The audition process is an objective evaluation of a student’s skill, talent, and potential to complete scope and sequence in their program of study and reach a level of proficiency to allow the student to be competitive for an audition or portfolio review for the post-secondary. If your student’s current IEP has an accommodation listed that he or she is using and you feel it would be beneficial for them to use during the audition, please contact us at least a week prior to the audition to discuss your student’s needs. If you have any questions please contact Valerie Cruz, Special Education Chair, 470-0555 ext. 4134