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.

Register to attend the CCCEPA Virtual Open House on 10/9 at 7PM!

CCCEPA will host a Virtual Magnet Open House for prospective students and their parents on Friday, October 9. We hope you can join us for this informative evening. The virtual program will begin at 7:00PM in Zoom. We have special performances planned from all departments. Our magnet faculty and some current students will be there to answer all your questions about CCCEPA.

In order to attend, you must register. Everyone who registers will be sent instructions by email on how to login to the Zoom meeting. CLICK HERE to register for the CCCEPA Virtual Open House. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

 

 

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.

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.

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 CCCEPA magnet application for 2021-2022 will be posted here on October 1.

Due to the pandemic, auditions will be by video submissions only this year. Instructions for submitting an audition video will be posted here by November 1.

 

Audition Requirements

THEATRE / ACTING / TECHNICAL 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.

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

DANCE:

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.

Males

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

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 CD or mp3 player. Do not depend on Wi-Fi connectivity. Accompaniment tracks must not have lead vocals.

CCSD Magnet Informational Meetings and CCCEPA Audition Schedule

Informational meetings and auditions for Fall 2021 enrollment will be held virtually beginning in October of 2020. The schedule for informational meetings and auditions will be posted here by October 1.

Transportation

The county provides arterial busing for performing arts magnet students. 

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