Enrollment Process and Timeline

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The Contra Costa School of Performing Arts is a tuition free, public charter school that is located at 2730 Mitchell Drive in Walnut Creek, CA and serving grades 6-12.  In order to enroll in Contra Costa School of Performing Arts you must complete the following steps in order and in compliance with posted deadlines. 

Please review the Enrollment Policy (included below) for more details.  Do not hesitate to contact the school with questions or concerns at any time (enrollment@cocospa.org or 925-235-1130).

 

SPA Enrollment Process

  1. Submit Intent to Enroll Form (Open Enrollment is from October 1, 2018 through January 30, 2018 at 4:00 PM)
  2. Attend Arts Open House Event (November 26th or February 1st from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
  3. Declare Major (only possible after attending Arts Open House event)
  4. Public Random Drawing occurs on February 13th at 7:00 PM at SPA
  5. Enrollment Offers and wait-list numbers will be communicated by February 15th
  6. Submit Confirmation of Acceptance by required deadline
  7. Complete and submit Registration documentation by required deadline
  8. Attend and participate in Arts Placement Auditions (students only need to attend one audition) 
    • Theatre Auditions
      • March 16th, 10am - 2pm
      • March 24th, 3pm - 8pm
    • Dance Auditions
      • March 13th, Middle School 10am - 12pm, High School 12:30pm - 2:30pm
      • March 20th, Middle School 10am - 12pm, High School 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    • Instrumental Music Auditions
      • March 9th, 10am - 2pm
      • March 16th, 10am - 2pm
    • Vocal Music Auditions
      • March 13th, 4:30pm - 8pm
      • March 20th, 4:30pm - 8pm
    • Production & Design Auditions
      • March 12th, 4:15 - 7pm
      • March 13th, 4:15 - 7pm
      • March 14th, 4:15 - 7pm

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In addition to any other requirement imposed under law, SPA shall be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, shall not charge tuition, and shall not discriminate against any pupil on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or any of the characteristics listed in Education Code Section 220. Admission to SPA is open to any resident of California that is of legal age to attend public school. SPA admits all pupils who wish to attend as outlined in Education Code Section 47605(d)(2). 

The SPA Board of Directors shall ensure that student outreach activities and information sessions, including but not limited to those activities as described in the SPA Charter, which are designed to recruit a broad, diverse representation of students, are conducted in accordance with the SPA Charter. There is no fee to apply to or attend SPA.

 

For inquiries about enrollment please contact us at enrollment@cocospa.org or call the school at 925-235-1130