Are you an 8th grader who plans to audition for CCCEPA? Tell us about yourself!

If you are an 8th grader who is interested in learning more about CCCEPA, let us know how to get in touch with you and your parents. Click HERE to give our admissions office your contact information. We’ll be in touch throughout the year to keep you updated on the application and audition process.

Admission Information

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 and an application process that is separate from the other CCSD magnet programs. 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 (or intend to move to the district prior to enrollment)
• 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

Application Process
• Applicant completes and submits all required sections of the application. CCSD 8th graders submit the application to 8th grade counselors. Applicants from non-CCSD middle schools and all high schools mail the application to: CCCEPA Admissions, 991 Old Alabama Road, Mableton, GA 30126.
• Applicant completes a personal audition and interview with the Director of Performing Arts or the appropriate performing arts faculty.
• Applicants are notified of the results of their audition within three weeks following the audition appointment.


Performing Arts Magnet Application

The 2019-2020 CCCEPA magnet application is now available:

CCCEPA Magnet Application 2019-2020

Prospective performing arts magnet students should print, complete, and submit the CCCEPA Application and all supporting documents following the instructions on page one of the application. Students enrolled in a CCSD middle school should submit the application to 8th grade counselors prior to the scheduled middle school audition date. Students from non-CCSD middle schools and all high schools should mail the application to CCCEPA Admissions, 991 Old Alabama Road, Mableton, GA 30126.

Audition Requirements


Present a 1-2 minute memorized monologue that allows you to develop a character and show a variety of acting choices/tactics. The monologue may be comedic or dramatic and should come from a published work of theatre or monologue book. No original material, please. The monologue should not be verse or from classical works, such as Shakespeare or Moliere. The monologue should be age appropriate (close to your own age). Costumes and props should not be used.

Technical Theatre applicants should also be prepared to explain your interest and background in the technical aspects of theatre production.


All dancers should be dressed appropriately in fitted black dance attire and ballet slippers. Music must be on a CD or mp3 player. Do not depend on Wi-Fi connectivity. Be prepared to answer several questions regarding dance vocabulary and terminology.

Females (must be en pointe in ballet)

Perform a 1-2 minute ballet piece. If you wish, other styles of dance (jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, etc…) may be shown in addition to your ballet audition, but the ballet piece is required.


Perform a 1-2 minute dance piece in the style you choose. Ballet experience is not required for males auditioning in dance.


Prepare and perform from memory a 1-2 minute song that best shows your vocal ability and range. The song may be classical, musical theatre, pop, a patriotic song, or hymn. The audition song MUST be memorized and MUST be accompanied. You may not sing a cappella. Accompaniment tracks must be on a CD or mp3 player. Do not depend on Wi-Fi connectivity. Accompaniment tracks must not have lead vocals.

CCSD Middle School Visits and Audition Schedule

Informational meetings and auditions for Fall 2019 enrollment will be held at all Cobb County School District Middle Schools between November 2018 and March 2019.

Students not currently enrolled in a CCSD middle school will complete an on-campus audition at Pebblebrook. On-campus audition appointments are scheduled upon receipt of the performing arts magnet application.

Here’s the schedule for middle school visits in 2018-2019:


Awtrey MS 2/12 @ 2:00PM 2/27 @ 2:00PM
Barber MS 12/5 @ 12:30PM 1/8 @ 12:30PM
Campbell MS 11/28 @ 1:00PM 1/16 @ 1:00PM
Cooper MS 11/7@ 12:00PM 12/13 @ 9:30AM
Daniell MS 1/16 @ 9:30AM 2/13 @ 9:30AM
Dickerson MS 12/7 @ 12:30PM 1/11 @ 12:30PM
Dodgen MS 1/10 @ 9:30AM 1/23 @ 9:30AM
Durham MS 12/6 @ 12:45PM 1/10 @ 12:45PM
East Cobb MS 2/12 @ 9:30AM 3/5 @ 9:30AM
Floyd MS 11/29 @ 9:30Am 12/12 @ 9:30AM
Garrett MS 1/9 @ 9:20AM 1/30 @ 9:20AM
Griffin MS 12/13 @ 11:00AM 1/15 @ 9:30AM
Hightower Trail MS 11/7 @ 9:15AM 11/28 @ 9:15AM
Lindley MS 1/24 @ 9:30AM 2/26 @ 9:30AM
Lost Mt. MS 11/13 @ 9:30AM 12/11 @ 9:30AM
Lovinggood MS 2/26 @ 12:45PM 3/12 @ 9:30AM
Mabry MS 11/14 @ 1:00PM 12/12 @ 11:00AM
McCleskey MS 11/14 @ 9:30AM 12/6 @ 9:30AM
McClure MS 11/27 @ 1:00PM 1/17 @ 9:30AM
Palmer MS 1/9 @ 12:30PM 1/30 @ 12:45PM
Pine Mt. MS 12/11 @ 11:00AM 1/8 @ 9:30AM
Simpson MS 11/15 @ 9:30AM 11/27 @ 9:30AM
Smitha MS 12/15 @ 2:00PM 2/26 @ 2:30PM
Tapp MS 1/22 @ 9:30AM 2/11 @ 9:30AM




The county provides arterial busing for performing arts magnet students. 

*UPDATED July 17, 2018
Performing Arts Magnet Bus Routes 1819 – updated 7-17-18