2020 Summer Assignments

Performing Arts Academy Mission Statement

The Mission of the Performing Arts Academy of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School district is to provide a rigorous curriculum for creatively gifted and academically driven high school students. Our challenging coursework empowers graduates with the experience, knowledge, and 21st Century skills necessary to succeed in academia and arts industry. Our students will develop critical thinking skills to propel them into the global landscape of interconnectivity.

Performing Arts Academy Belief Statements

The Performing Arts Academy provides an environment that encompasses the following beliefs:
• Education is a shared responsibility of the school district, students, family, and the community.
• The ability to think critically and creatively is achieved through an arduous academic curriculum.
• A nurturing environment fosters character, integrity, and good citizenship.
• An appreciation for social and cultural diversity is essential for success in a global society.
• Interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages the infusion of the arts and technology in academic courses prepares students for achievement in the 21st Century.
• A love of learning is created through a positive school culture, myriad of learning activities and clubs that have been established based on student interests and passions.
• Leadership opportunities, team building activities, and life skills development prepare students for vocations and higher education.
• Student-centered learning cultivates personal responsibility, accountability and time management skills.
• Structured learning experiences provide opportunities in professional setting where the skills learned through a four-year experience can be transferred/demonstrated/applied in a work setting; these internships serve to expand the depth of knowledge.
• Access to various venues for productions, workshops and internships provide avenues for building meaningful networking and mentoring relationships.

Performing Arts Academy Profile of Graduates

Graduates of the Performing Arts Academy will be intellectually and creatively successful mature young adults. In addition to being responsible citizens, students will have developed the ability to think creatively and critically. They will be able to understand and analyze appropriate academic content, and appreciate and embrace social and cultural diversity. Instilled with a lifelong love of learning, the Performing Arts Academy alumni will work to enhance their performance skills, enabling them to succeed in furthering their education and playing significant roles in an increasingly diverse and competitive workforce.


Performing Arts Academy

Upcoming Show Dates

dlNovember 20 and 21, 2020 "Hindsight" at Gia Prima Studio Theatre (OCC Building 12) Live stream tickets can be purchased at: https://ocvtspaa.booktix.com/
December 14 and 15, 2020 5:00 and 7:30 PM 
"The Nutcracker" Winter Showcase; Live stream only December 15th at 5 PM; For link go to: https://ocvtspaa.booktix.com/
l;kDecember 18, 2019 6:30 PM Winter Vocal Showcase; Information to come
werjMarch 11-13, 2021 
Spring Musical
danceMay 11, 2021
Freshman Dance and Freshman/Sophomore Vocal Showcase
danceMay 13, 2021
Freshman and Sophomore Acting Showcase
pj'qApril 22, 2021
Junior Acting Showcase
April 23, 2021
Senior Acting Showcase
April 30, 2021  
Junior and Senior Vocal Showcase @ OCC 
May 7, 2021 Sophomore, Junior and Senior Dance Showcase @ OCC

danceJune 12, 2019 Dessert Cabaret

School Calendar
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Early dismissal for students on:

Friday, October 9, 2020
Middle States Planning

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Middle States Planning

*June 17, 18 and 21, 2021-Final Exams and Last day of school

* - dates may change due to inclimated weather or changes to district schedule.





Mission Statement

Standardized Testing Dates
October 16, 2019 - PSATs (Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors ONLY)
Fall Block PARCC Window (exact dates TBD)
December 2, 2020 - January 17, 2021
Paper Testing must be complete by December 13, 2020
Spring Block PARCC Window (exact dates TBD)
April 27, 2021- June 8, 2021
Paper Testing must be complete by May 1, 2021
kwerMay 5, 2021 AP Literature and Compostion (8 AM)
kwerMay 4, 2021 AP Calculus (8 AM)
kwerMay 12, 2021 AP English Language and Compostion (8 AM)
May , 2021 - June , 2021 State Science Assessment Administration (Juniors) Excact dates TBD

Important Dates for
Potential Students

hspaOctober 14, 2020 Information Session #1
hspaOctober 24, 2020 Information Session #2
hspaNovember 18, 2020 Information Session #3 @ 6:00 p.m.
hspaJanuary 16, 2021 Admission Testing
hspaJanuary 23, 2021 Auditions
hspaJanuary 23, 2021 Make-Ups Testing
hspaFebruary 20, 2021 Make-Ups Auditions