Center for the Fine and Performing Arts  

The goal of the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts is to encourage and develop creativity, self-expression, academic achievement, and critical thinking in young artists. Students are supported in their efforts to master a common core of learning that promotes a broader understanding of the arts. 

Students are trained in the skills necessary to be successful in a university arts program and to become a valued participant in the larger arts community.

The student has the opportunity to study in one of several concentration areas including dance, instrumental music, vocal music, music technology, theater, creative writing and visual arts. Limited express transportation is provided.

Application Information

In order to apply for a specialty program, all students must complete an application. Applications are required for students residing within a school boundary as well as for students who transfer for a program. Applications are completed online.

To participate in the program, students must complete an audition and/or present a portfolio. Students accepted into the program must be enrolled in at least one class in the Fine and Performing Arts and must complete a sequence of classes from grades nine through twelve.

Application Deadline

Application deadline for the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at
Charles J. Colgan, Sr. High School is December 7, 2020.

Charles J. Colgan Sr., High School
Coordinators:  Ms. Burns and Ms. Nelson
Telephone:  571.374.6550
Colgan High School website

Information Meeting

Monday, November 16, 2020
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Audition Dates

(Choir, Orchestra, Theatre)
Snow date: Saturday, TBD

(Band, Creative Writing, Dance, Music Technology, Piano, Visual Art)
Snow date:TBD

Attendance Areas

This program is open to high school students throughout the School Division.


Students living within the boundaries of the specialty program school may ride their regular bus to school.

Transportation services for students who reside outside the boundaries of the specialty program school will be provided via a network of express bus stops.

Transportation requests, including the selection of a specific express stop, must be returned to the school with the specialty program application.

The transportation request process must be repeated for every year the student is enrolled in the specialty program. Parents have the responsibility to provide transportation to and from express bus stops.

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