Welcome from the Director
It is my pleasure to introduce you to The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School. In the mid-1980s, a group of visionary school and community leaders sought to establish a performing arts magnet program. Through their determined leadership, the Cobb County Center for Excellence in Performing Arts was realized as the first magnet program in the Cobb County School District.
Since that time, our school has gained national recognition as a premier school for the arts in the United States. Graduates from CCCEPA consistently go on to attend leading performing arts colleges, universities and conservatories. They are performing in record numbers on Broadway, in regional theatres and opera houses, in national tours, in dance companies, in television and film, and with cruise lines throughout the world.
The faculty members at CCCEPA are renowned in their fields of expertise. They seek to develop and nurture talented, accomplished and intellectually engaged young artists for successful careers or avocations in the performing arts through an accelerated curriculum in dance, drama, vocal music and technical theatre.
In the CCCEPA program, you will discover a community linked by a great passion for the arts and a reputation for excellence. I encourage you to visit our state-of-the-art campus and attend a performance. Whether you are a prospective student, alumnus, friend, patron, or fellow educator, I invite you to explore and learn more about CCCEPA at Pebblebrook High School. Reach for your dreams!
Frank Timmerman, Director of Performing Arts
The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School seeks to develop and nurture talented, accomplished and intellectually engaged young artists for successful careers or avocations in the performing arts through an accelerated curriculum in dance, drama, vocal music and technical theatre, while maintaining high academic achievement.
The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts (CCCEPA) is a coeducational public magnet school housed on the campus of Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia, just west of Atlanta. CCCEPA offers unparalleled training in Dance, Vocal Music, Drama, and Technical Theatre, complemented by a robust and innovative academic curriculum. The tuition-free program is open to students in grades 9-12 who meet eligibility and audition standards. Residency within the Cobb County School District is a requirement. District-wide bus transportation is provided for students admitted to the performing arts magnet program.
Magnet students are actively involved in extracurricular performances and are given the opportunity to work with top professionals in the arts from the Atlanta area and across the United States. Guided by master teachers, CCCEPA students grow as bold artists who graduate prepared to succeed in college and beyond. CCCEPA alumni have distinguished themselves in virtually every field of endeavor, including the arts and sciences as well as public service and other professions.
Admission to CCCEPA is by competitive audition and review of student records to ensure success in both the demanding arts disciplines and the challenging academic programs. CCCEPA has a rolling admissions policy. Applications for admission are accepted beginning in November. Audition appointments are scheduled at all Cobb County School District middle schools between November and March each year. Applicants from non-CCSD middle schools, and students wishing to transfer from another high school, audition by appointment on the Pebblebrook/CCCEPA campus. On-campus audition appointments are scheduled after applications are received in the admissions office. CCCEPA accepts transfer applicants through fall of the senior year.
To be eligible to apply/audition, students must:
- Live within the Cobb County School District
- Have no failing grades in the last year
- Have fewer than ten absences in the last year
- Have no suspensions (ISS/OSS) in the last year
Graduates of CCCEPA have continued their performing arts training at the following colleges, universities, and conservatories: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Auburn University, Ball State University, Belmont University, Birmingham-Southern College, Brenau University, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston University, Butler University, California Institute of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Columbia University, Columbus State University, Converse College, DePaul University, Elon University, Emerson College, Emory University, Florida State University, George Washington University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, Indiana University, Ithaca College, The Juilliard School, Kennesaw State University, Louisiana State University, Manhattan School of Music, Mercer University, New England Conservatory of Music, New York University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Northwestern University, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oklahoma City University, Pennsylvania State University, Point Park University, Rider University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Samford University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, Shorter University, Southern Methodist University, State University of New York – Binghamton, State University of New York – Purchase, State University of West Georgia, Stetson University, Syracuse University, Texas State University, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of the Arts, University of California – Irvine, University of California—San Diego, University of Central Florida, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota , University of Oklahoma, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Utah, University of Virginia, Valdosta State University, Webster University Conservatory, Wellesley College, Western Carolina University, Western Michigan University, Westminster Choir College, and Wright State University.