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Mission & Vision

The mission of Contra Costa School of Performing Arts is to provide a distinguished, pre-professional experience in performing arts within a college and career preparatory setting. We believe in fostering a culture of excellence with the core values of rigor, relevance, resilience and relationships.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the Contra Costa School of Performing Arts (“SPA”), we believe Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are integral and interdependent components of our work as artist-scholars and educators.  We will be an organization that actively works against all structures and systems that marginalize, harm, and oppress. 


We have performances on a regular basis.

With 5 arts concentrations, we have performances on a very regular basis.  Check our ticket website for the latest information, dates, and times!

Arts Concentration: Dance

Students refine multi-genre technical, performance, and choreographic skills for live and recorded performances to prepare for careers in professional dance.

Arts Concentration: Instrumental Music

Students build on technical knowledge to prepare for artistic career paths in the music industry. They refine skills in instrumental, vocal, and/or digital music composition, arrangement, performance, and production.

Arts Concentration: Production & Design

Students in production and design is the backbone to performing arts. They will focus on a variety of areas within visual and design arts.

Arts Concentration: Theatre

Students prepare for artistic careers on the stage or screen. They learn to create, perform, and direct for live audiences and the camera. Students will learn and refine writing, acting, and directing techniques, and understand the business side of the professional theater, film, and television industries.

Arts Concentration: Vocal Music

Students will learn musical styles: popular, Broadway, classical, gospel, multi-lingual, historical genres, dance, stage performance, body movement, physical awareness, and technical vocal skills.

Learn more about our project-based learning approach.

Project-Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. The project is focused on student learning goals, including standards-based content and skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, collaboration, and self-management. 

A community that celebrates your individuality and arts!

  • SPA will offer quality instruction focusing on real world connections and an engaging, coherent, and rigorous arts-integrated curriculum in every classroom to facilitate student learning, achievement, and college and career readiness; 
  • SPA will embrace and practice a personalized approach to teaching and learning, using the most innovative and transformative tools in educational technology to individualize learning for all students;
  • SPA will be a beacon of creative excellence, attracting dynamic and motivated student talent, and enriching the cultural and civic life of the region;
  • SPA will foster a heightened sense of civic responsibility through a comprehensive character education program focusing on the guiding principles of first-class citizenship;
  • SPA will employ a positive, professional, and productive educational team that will embrace a culture of collaboration, innovation, evolution, and students' first decision-making.


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