• 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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  • Congratulations


    Leslie Merced

    winner of the

    2016 Governonr's Awards in Arts Education

    Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance


    Teacher of the Year

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APA Spotlight Newsletter

  •  A Message from the PTSO

    Dear APA Community - Happy Friday!  Please note the upcoming following dates and fundraisers:
    May 25th:  Inaugural APA Alumni Association event
    Dorney Park fundraiser - click here for the flyer
    Next PTSO Meeting is May 19th at 7:00 p.m. at Studio C.
    Please check out our website www.ucapaptso.com and Facebook page. 

    Best regards,
    Kelly Waters
    twitter: @kellyawaters

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  • The Union County Academy for Performing Arts Dance Department presents...

    Dance Mainstage 2016 

    7pm on Saturday, May 7, 2016

    Wilkins Theatre - Kean University
    1000 Morris Avenue, Union NJ.    


    APA dancers will perform works by Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Dorfman (Artistic Director of Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company), Paul McRae ( Assistant Artistic Director of NJ Ballet) Capoeira Artist David Morgan, Michele Perosi ( former APA Dance Faculty) John Evans (Associate Chair of Rutgers University, Mason Gross Dance Department) ,Tommy Scrivens (Professional Dancer-currently with the Verdon/Fosse Estate, formerly with David Parsons Dance Company)and The Well Performance Project with works by Jay T. Jenkins. Also on the program are works by APA Dance Faculty-Kathleen Gavin, and Dawud D.H. Jackson.

    Ticket Information:  This event is general admission seating. General admission tickets can be purchased online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apa-dance-mainstage-2016-tickets-23054984078

    Please bring your electronic ticket to Wilkins Theatre (at Kean University) for admission into performance. For further information contact kgavin@ucvts.tec.nj.us or djackson@ucvts.tec.nj.us.


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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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Academy for
Performing Arts
1776 Raritan Road 
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908.889.8288 x 700


Teaching Supervisor 


 Ms. Josephine Scasso
School Counselor

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