Admissions

BECAUSE OF THE UNIQUE AUDITION COMPONENT, CCCEPA DOES NOT FOLLOW THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS USED BY THE OTHER CCSD MAGNET PROGRAMS. CCCEPA HAS A ROLLING ADMISSIONS POLICY.

Did you miss CCCEPA's Virtual Fall Open House?

CCCEPA held a Virtual Fall Magnet Open House on Friday, 10/9. If you missed it, here’s a recording of the presentations from the PA faculty, including a few virtual performances from our students.

Are you an 8th grader or a high school transfer student who plans to audition for CCCEPA? Let us hear from you!

If you are an 8th grader or a high school transfer student 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.

Performing Arts Magnet Application

We are now accepting applications for 2021-2022 admission. Click here to apply online:

2021-2022 CCCEPA Magnet Application for Admission

Note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, auditions for 2021-2022 admission will be by video submission ONLY. Once the CCCEPA Admissions Office receives your application and all supporting documents, instructions for submitting the video audition will be sent to you by email. Admissions decisions will be sent by email once a decision has been made.

 

For questions about the Admissions process, please contact the Admissions Coordinator, Adair Rains Flowers at adair.flowers@cobbk12.org

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 October. Audition appointments are scheduled at all Cobb County School District middle schools between October 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.

Note:  Due to the pandemic, all auditions for 2021-2022 admission will be by video submissions. We will not have our usual auditions at CCSD middle schools.

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 the CCCEPA Magnet Application online. Applicant’s recommending teachers are contacted by the CCCEPA Admissions Office directly to request recommendations. Non-CCSD students must also request that transcripts, discipline records and attendance records be sent to the CCCEPA Admissions Office from the current school.

• Applicant completes a personal audition and interview with the Director of Performing Arts and/or the appropriate performing arts faculty. In 2020-2021, all auditions will be by video submission only.

• Applicants are notified of the results of their audition within three weeks following the audition appointment.

 

Audition Requirements

ACTING / THEATRE:

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.

DANCE:

All dancers should be dressed appropriately in fitted black dance attire and ballet slippers. Music must be on a phone, CD or mp3 player. A Bluetooth speaker will be provided in the audition, or you may bring your own. 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.

Males

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

TECHNICAL THEATRE:

Technical Theatre applicants should present and explain a project that they have worked on. The project should be something the student has created. Examples of projects can be artwork, crafts, construction projects, music or sound production, video creation, or work from a staged production. Applicants should be prepared to explain how they created the work, the tools and materials they used, and their processes to achieve their results. If it is not possible to bring in the project for the presentation, detailed visual examples are acceptable.

Technical Theatre applicants should also be prepared to explain their interest and background in the technical aspects of theatre production. During the personal interview, the discussion will revolve around the student’s work, creativity, previous theatre experience, and ability to express and communicate ideas.

VOCAL MUSIC:

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 phone, CD or mp3 player. A Bluetooth speaker will be provided in the audition, or you may choose to bring your own device. Do not depend on Wi-Fi connectivity. Accompaniment tracks must not have lead vocals.

CCCEPA Magnet Informational Meetings

Informational meetings and auditions for Fall 2021 enrollment will be held virtually beginning in October of 2020. 8th graders in Cobb County School District middle schools should contact their middle school counselor to register for CCCEPA Informational Zoom Meetings. As dates are scheduled, they will be posted here.

Wednesday, 11/18

  • 1:30PM – East Cobb Middle School
  • 2:30PM – Smitha Middle School

Thursday, 11/19

  • 12:57PM-2:34PM – Palmer Middle School

Tuesday, 12/1

  • 9:30AM – Daniell Middle School

Wednesday, 12/2

  • 10:30AM – Dodgen Middle School
  • 1:30PM – Griffin Middle School
  • 2:30PM – Mabry Middle School

Friday, 12/4

  • 9:30AM – Lindley Middle School

Transportation

The Cobb County School District provides free arterial busing for performing arts magnet students. Magnet buses do not come directly to students’ neighborhoods as local district buses do. Instead, there are designated stops in centralized locations throughout the county. 

*UPDATED September 17, 2020
Performing Arts Magnet Bus Routes 2020-2021- updated 9/17/20