• 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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  • Principals's Message
    Friday, November 20, 2015

    PowerSchool is now open. If you have any difficulties accessing your child’s grades, please call the APA office on Monday.  Next week is a shortened week. On Wednesday, November 25th we have a half day. Dismissal will be at 12:24 pm. We will also have our Relay for Life Kickoff. Students who are participating in Relay will start raising funds to help the fight against cancer. If you have any questions about Relay, reach out to Mr. Hilferty who is the APA advisor.   Today, our dancers are at Dance Day at Montclair State University. It is the opportunities like these that help our students gain the confidence they need to succeed in their fields. 

            If you have not had a chance to get tickets for The Rimers of Eldritch, get yours soon. The show will take place tonight and tomorrow night at 7:00 pm.  Remember that our dancers will be performing on December 3rd and 4th as a part of their student choreographed performance titled, Art of Creation. Tickets are on sale now.

                    Please review the Student Activities Bulletin. It includes important dates and information for next week. The PTSO will host our next meeting December 17th at 7:00. We hope to see you there!

    Mrs. Douglas-Jackson
    APA, Principal



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  • The Union County Academy for Performing Arts Dance Department presents...
    Art of Creation
    December 3 and 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the APA Black Box Theater,
    located at 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    General admission is $10.00, tickets can be purchased online:
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  • CarolynDorfmanDance


    Union County Academy for Performing Arts present:

    In Process

    Wednesday, December 9 2015 at 7:00 pm in the APA Black Box Theatre

     Join Carolyn Dorfman Dance for a narrated performance by Carolyn Dorfman
    students from Union County Academy for Performing Arts for an evening of inspiring dance.

    All Tickets: $12
    Buy online starting on November 1, 2015
    at https://cddapa15.eventbrite.com


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  • November 23 to November 25, 2015 

    To open the newsletter in a new window click here:

    Newsletter Nov 23

    Nov 16
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    PowerSchool Student and Parent Portals

    The PowerSchool Student and Parent portal, as well as the PowerSchool mobile apps are now open for MP 1 Grades.



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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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Contact Information
Kelly Douglas-Jackson
908-889-8288 x 700
Sue Anne Marcello
Teaching Supervisor
908-889-8288 x721 
908-889-8288 x 702
908-889-8288 x 700
APA Office Fax: 908-889-1666
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Officer
908-889-8288 x 111
District 504 Officer
908-889-8288 x 313

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