Program Description This Allentown High School program is designed for those students
with demonstrated passion, talent and commitment in one or more of the
following arts areas:
The program at Stone Bridge Middle School is for students with passion,
talent and commitment in at least one of the following areas:
Course sequences in each of the areas have been specifically designed to
broaden students' artistic understanding and enhance their ability to
perform, create, critique, and compose. In addition, the academy offers
students numerous opportunities beyond the school day to perform for a
live audience or to present their work in adjudicated competitions.
To view proposed course sequences for each of the arts areas, click on the links to the left. Application Process Admission into the Arts Academy will be based on the evaluation of a
portfolio for Visual Art and Video Production and on an audition for
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theater and Dance. Please be
aware that due to deadlines mandated by the NJDOE, there is a very
abbreviated timeline between the application deadline and the
scheduling/performance of portfolio reviews and/or auditions. Please
review the requirements and rubrics to allow your student time to
prepare. Please review the steps below to determine the process you should follow.
For non-resident applicants, if your student is currently registered with his/her resident district, download and complete the Notice of Intent to Participate Form. Submit this form by December 1, 2015 to your home district or charter
school and obtain a signed receipt acknowledging that you submitted the
form. Keep the receipt for your records. By law, a resident district
must be informed if a student intends to participate in the choice
Pleasenote: UFRSD will set up a review appointment for your portfolio. We will contact each candidate in December 2016.
Dates for RESIDENT applicants will be in late March. Check the website in January for more updated information.
The student should accompany the portfolio so he or she has
an opportunity to explain the vision and process used in creating the
pieces. The evaluation should take approximately 15 minutes, after
which the portfolio will be returned.
Auditions will be required for those applicants interested in Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theater, or Dance. A
representative from the AHS and SBMS Performing Arts Department will
call to schedule the audition for non-resident applicants, which will
take place after school between December 5, 2016-December 16, 2016. Auditions may be scheduled earlier for those students who submit their General Choice Application prior to December 1st.
Auditions for RESIDENT applicants will be scheduled in late March. Check the website in January for more updated information