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Want to join the Academy?

Become part of the Academy...

The Academy for the Performing Arts welcomes high school sophomores who will be entering their junior year from participating consortium programs. These programs include schools from the Aurora, Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Mayfield, Orange, Richmond Heights, Solon, South Euclid-Lyndhurst, West Geauga, and Willoughby-Eastlake school districts. To begin the application process, students are advised to attend their school's informational meeting about Excel TECC in the fall or speak directly with their school counselor to determine if a CTE (Career-Technical Education) program is the right fit for them. Additionally, prospective students are encouraged to attend the open house held in December or arrange a shadowing experience with current Academy students to gain firsthand insight into the program. Once the application period commences, all students are encouraged to submit their applications. Notably, there is no longer an audition process; only the application is required. In February, applicants will be notified of their acceptance status. Those who are accepted will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop offered in the spring. For students who missed the application deadline or are new to one of the participating school districts, there is no need to worry, as the Academy may accept students up until the start of the school year, provided that there are available slots.

Process timeline

Fall 2023

December 4th, 2023

Anytime during the school year

December 8th  2023

February 2024

March 13th 2024

Attend the informational Excel TECC session at your high school and speak with your school conselor to see what programs might be right for you.

Opportunity Night Opening House for the Performing Arts.   Join us at the Chagrin Falls 7-12 Campus to tour our spaces, meet our staff and ask any questions you might have.

Set up a time to shadow our students.  You can shadow for 1/2 a day or a full day.   Transportation may be available to and from Chagrin.

If you are interested call or email the academy to set up a date.

Submit an application beginning on 12/8.  You can find the link below:

Program acceptances will be sent out

Accepted Student Night (optional).   Come join us for a workshop, pizza and see our production of CHILDREN OF EDEN for free!

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