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CAPA (Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts)

About this school...

Mission Statement:

To nurture the creative talents and aspirations of students within an arts-enriched academic program preparing them for higher-level education. Our graduates will demonstrate a mastery of defined skills that enable them to be productive, self-directed, lifelong learners who appreciate and respect diversity.

Points of pride:

Arts majors; college preparatory curriculum; high college acceptance rate; world-class theater, vocal, dance, and instrumental departments

Career & Technical Education programs:

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia & Information Resources Design; Film

AP courses:
Biology, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Music Theory, World History

Foreign languages:
French

Measures for positive, safe learning:

Intimate learning communities; arts majors

Parent Involvement:

Home & School Association, School Advisory Council

Arts activities and classes:

Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; film/video instruction; dance instruction; theater instruction; choir; concert and/or jazz band; orchestra

Activities & special programs:

 Environmental club; student government; Honors Society; GSA; mock trial

Boys' sports:

Basketball, Cross Country-coed, Volleyball

Girls' sports:

Cross Country-coed, Softball, Volleyball 

SEPTA routes:
9, 27, 32, Broad Street subway

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Comments (306)

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/19/2010 - 22:34.

Is it hard to audition to go to Capa (of the performing Arts)? I really want to know and I was considiring going to this highschool.

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 18:13.

sorry this is late. But i founf the auditions process was fairly easy, it's the waiting and wondering if you got in that can be nerve racking. WHat are you planning to come to CAPA for?

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 18:52.

well i wanna go 2 capa for drama i have wanted to be an actress since i was 4

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/09/2012 - 19:00.

im going there for acting singing and music

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 16:09.

For Singing :)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 12:58.

I WILL LIKE TO GO TO CAPA BECAUSE I WILL LIKE TO SING AND DANCE! SINGING AND DANCING IS MY LIFE. IT'S LIKE IT'S MY SOUL MATE.

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 16:24.

You should also think about taking an English course.

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 19:30.

for art

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:32.

i all ways wanted to go to a school for writing it is my dream to write movies and screen plays my grades might not be good this school year but if you give me a chance i can ensure u you that i will give it my all and work hard to be on top of mmy grades in attendence.

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:32.

i would love to go to capa for writing. i love writing stories, for class or fun. all my teachers say that i have a perfect writing style and i have been recommended like, five times!! this is my last year at my school, so as a surprise to my class, i'm currently working on a story about everyone i knew at the school. not going into details.

but mostly, capa is my DREAM school at the moment :]

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 16:30.

did you go to an audution if so how did it go ?

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:32.

i all ways wanted to go to a school for writing it is my dream to write movies and screen plays my grades might not be good this school year but if you give me a chance i can ensure u you that i will give it my all and work hard to be on top of mmy grades in attendence.

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 16:34.

i wanted to com to capa for theater.

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 17:00.

great choice ! im currently a senior theater major at capa . the theaqrter program here is so great and we learn so much . our theater teachers are the greastest n most loving people . everybody here is mostly really cool . capa is a place where you can be relaxed and just be you .

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 23:23.

Hi, I'm interested in auditioning for theater, but where do I like sign up, because I didn't see anywhere on the website

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:16.

I want to go to capa for singing and arts

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/07/2012 - 20:59.

i am in 7th grade and my school helped us students, deciding which high schools we would want to go to. I choose CAPA, pulumbo,and girls high. But I have a HUGE interest in applying to CAPA because I have a talent for dancing,as in hip-hop,or ballet.i heard it is very difficult to get accepted.But I hope I make it!

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 07:44.

i wanted to go for dancing and singing. but im in 7th grade have to wait till 9th grade but just wanted to get some info

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 17:07.

well yuh would have to apply around sept or oct yur 8th grade year . you can only go for one major your first year , but after that you can get a minor or switch majors . im a senior theater major , so idrk about the audition process for dance or vocals , but i kno that the danvers have quite a few shows a year , including two big ones . nd every year they are beautiful and amazing . vocalist have a few show too . i kno theyre good (even tho i dnt really go 2 vocal concerts) cuz vocalist walk around singing all damn day , lol .

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 16:07.

acting and singing and danceing and football

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 14:46.

i want to go to be an acter singer and musician

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 21:52.

I really want to go to there for my art talent , but i have below basic in both of my categories (reading , math ) on my 7th grade year . Right now im in 8th grade and its only 15 days until i have to turn in my high school aplications ,. Right now in my 8th grade year my grades are fine .
11/18/13
can i get in ?

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/07/2011 - 17:47.

acting i love acting but people say im a good singer!!!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 15:18.

Well if you love acting but are a good singer then maybe you should go to CAPA for both. It wouldn't hurt to try! :)

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 21:09.

i want to go to capa for singing its my life its all i ever wanted to do since i was i pampers

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 23:04.

while i will like to audition for CAPA because i like to dance and praise dance too so it mighty be a little hard for me...

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 07:24.

what major?

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 11:55.

i would like to go to CAPA for writing and art although im not very detailed in my drawings it makes people luagh and say wow can u draw that 4 me and my writing isnt half bad either.

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 23:59.

What is your talent????

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:13.

Dance

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:15.

Dance

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 20:23.

Its not hard at all it was very easy. They were very helpful. If u don't know the theory test its OK that's what they prepare you for when u attend it was fun and a wonderful experience and the teachers are wonderful

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 18:23.

i've always wanted to go to this high school for singing,writing,gymnastics and acting!

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 14:49.

I go there you just have to work hard and what you are going there for make sure you can do it we'll but the judges are hard on you..

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 23:34.

Well it is very hard to get pass your auditions for Instrumental Music. The teachers for Instrumental Music, are known all around the world! I passed my music audition on Saxophone and Violin. You have to call the school the day after MLK Jr. day to find out if you got into CAPA or not. Thats how you find out if you got in or not. If I were you, I would 110% pick CAPA to go to for high school if you are really into the Arts! If you are not into the Arts, dont even think about CAPA then.

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 15:22.

I am a Capa Alumini c/o 1998. I was an instrumental Major. The audition for me was very easy but that was back in 1993/1994 when i actually auditioned. It may be harder now. Good luck!

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:46.

I'm thinking about going to capa for dance, i've danced for about 7 years now and i've been en pointe for 2, what are my chances?

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 23:14.

CAPA POPS GOOD LUCK RYMIRAH AND GREGORY GRADUATES OF WAGNER LOV HAS BEEN SENT HAVE FUN AND SHOW THEM WAT U MADE OF

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 17:11.

i go to wagner nd bout to graduate yayyyyyy

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/18/2010 - 09:54.

im trying to find out if i even hav a shot at getting in... id audition in the instrumental music section with piano. ive played for 6 years, but im still not rly good at classical or sight reading. i can play things u hand me if i have time to learn them like a coupledays but not straight off... do i not stand a chance?

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 15:20.

It wouldn't hurt to try whats the worst that can happen! :)

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/25/2010 - 14:27.

This school really is the best high school ever. I'll be a sophmore this year and can't wait to go back!

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/04/2010 - 02:59.

ide consider myself good at writing,
& ive been told my whole life im excellent at it.
if i have a b average report card,
what are my chances of getting in?

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/10/2010 - 02:18.

What are the auditions like, if your there for creative writing?

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/05/2013 - 01:09.

Well, while applying to CAPA you must have a portfolio with 3 non-fiction writing pieces, 3 fiction writing piece, 3 poetry writing pieces and 3 journalistic writing pieces written by yourself and the auditions usually start in December. At the audition you will be told to write a non-fiction piece and will have about an hour for that and then write a fiction piece and will have about an hour for that also. After writing those two pieces you will have about a 5 minute interview. Don't wait until last minute to do your portfolio! Good luck! :)

Submitted by Erika Owens on Mon, 09/20/2010 - 19:57.

Check out this thread on the Philadelphia LiveJournal community for a lot of great firsthand accounts of the application process and life at CAPA.

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/26/2010 - 18:28.

how is it when you have to audition for vocal

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/16/2010 - 16:33.

its not hard, you just have to know music theory

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/19/2010 - 23:55.

Capa asked me to audition for creative writing...I AM NERVOUS! Lol But my family tells me I am excellent at it....so idk....Help?

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 15:22.

Dont think about how hard it is. go to a happy place and just let you imagination fly! :)

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