Special Admission

CAPA (Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts)

hs creative performing arts
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.
Accredidations and Awards:
Ranked 62nd among Philadelphia-area public schools, Philadelphia Magazine, 2012; ranked 80th among Pennsylvania high schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2016; award-winning staff
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Music Theory, U.S. History, World History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Cinematography, Creative Writing, Film/Video Production, Media Arts – video and film
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Intimate learning communities; arts majors
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association; School Advisory Council; department and class trip chaperones; support for performances; technical support for web page
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; jazz; orchestra; other instrumental ensemble; theater instruction; school plays; school musicals; theater group; visual arts instruction; ceramics; dance instruction; dance; poetry; film
Activities and Special Programs:
Environmental club; student government; Honors Society; Gay Student Alliance; Red Cross club; mock trial club; dance company
Boys Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Volleyball
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Volleyball
Septa Routes:
2, 4, 9, 23, 27, 32, 40, 64, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
901 S. Broad St., 19147
Joanne Beaver, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School:Special Admission
Enrollment: 711
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: As and Bs in major subjects, with the exception of one C, on the most recent final report card; 80th percentile or higher on standardized tests; excellent attendance and punctuality; no negative disciplinary reports; successful audition in the chosen art field
ELLS: 1%
Special Education: 8%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 44%
Waiting List? Yes, 100
Racial Demographics:African American – 56%     Latino – 10% Asian – 5%     White – 23%     Other – 7%

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