• Our Mission Statement

    The Academy for Performing Arts is an innovative four year high school, immersing students in honors’ level academics while training in a pre-professional artistic setting within majors such as theatre, dance, or technical theatre.  The Academy fosters the discipline, integrity and passion necessary for students to succeed at the post-secondary level and as members of the performing arts community. The culmination of the program allows the students to complete their senior year by taking college-level courses and receiving college credit at Kean University.


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  • winners

    The Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey (STANJ)
    Governor's Award Competition Winners

    Kaitlyn Howard
    Senior Scholarship and Character Analysis Winner

    Tomas Russo
    2nd Place Dramatic Monologue

    Brianna Richards
    4th Place Dramatic Monologue



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    Friday, January 29, 2016


            Due to the snow day, we will now have our last day of midterms on Monday, February 1st.  At this time, PowerSchool is closed. It  will not reopen until February 11th  at 3:00 pm.  If you have any concerns about grades, please do not hesitate to email your child’s teachers.  Next week you will receive your child’s PSAT or ACT scores. For those of you who took the PSAT, Ms. Scasso, our School Counselor,  has prepared a presentation for parents and students which will help you understand the scores. In addition, her email will include tips and links on improving scores for future tests.


    Our next PTSO meeting will take place at 7:00pm on February 18th. We hope to see you there.  Lastly, please read the attached bulletin for upcoming events and important dates.

    Have a great weekend!

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    Attention Seniors & Senior Parents!

    The Academy of Performing Arts PTSO will be awarding four seniors (2 Theater Majors and 2 Dance Majors) with a $500.00 Student Recognition Award.  All applicants must be a member of the APA Class of 2016 and have a parent who is a current member of the PTSO Organization.  All applications are due FEBRUARY 22, 2016.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Please submit all applications to:  Cheryl Veglia, Student Recognition Award, PTSO.  If you have any questions,  please contact Cheryl Veglia at jveglia@aol.com. Click here for the application.


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APA Spotlight Newsletter

  • Dear APA Juniors & Parents/Guardians,

    Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:30PM in the Baxel Hall Auditorium
    Peter Van Buskirk will be presenting to all UCVTS Juniors about the college admissions process.

    This is an evening you do not want to miss.  I hope to see you there.  

    Please RSVP to Ms. Scasso via email by Friday, February 19th. Thank you!

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  •                            APA wins National Award
    Congratulations APA !  The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) selected APA as a recipient of the first annual Excellence in Action award.

    The award… “recognizes and honors superior Career Technical Education (CTE) programs from around the nation that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters and have a meaningful impact on student achievement and success."  

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  • Cafeteria Food Service
    Pre-Paid Meal Account Information for Parents/Guardians
    Our District parents and guardians are able to pre-pay for student cafeteria meals.  Please review the linked flyer or detailed information on opening a pre-paid meal  account through https://www.payforit.net/
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