New Student Back to School Orientation- August 21, 3:30-5pm in the gym. 5:00-6:30pm BBQ to follow
Includes overview of the program, course offerings, athletic registration, course registration forms, etc.
Overview of Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy
Fully accredited charter school with 7-8th and 9-12th programs focusing on visual and performing arts, integrated with Summerville High School.
No attendance boundaries for Connections VPAA, so any student who lives in Tuolumne, Calaveras, Mariposa or Stanislaus County is eligible to attend and students do not need an inter-district transfer. Connections VPAA students are able to enroll in all academic, athletic and extra-curricular programs available at Summerville High School. All classes are on Summerville High’s campus and the majority of classes are taken with Summerville students. Offers a large variety of elective classes in the arts for students in both school programs, including piano, orchestra, guitar, art, drama, choir, band and dance. Programs that are unique to Connections are Ballet and Technical Theater.
Connections VPAA opened in 2002, and now has 230 students. Students have the opportunity to work with voice coaches, choreographers, and accompanists in the vocal choir program. In theatrical productions, students are coached by directors, vocal directors, choreographers and have costumers and set designers to assist in creating professional-quality productions. Students in the ballet program are taught by a professional dance instructor, and both the dance and ballet classes perform in a recital at the end of the year. Band members are in the Orange Crush and the Zero Hibernation Jazz Band. Each year, film students screen their films at the Academy Film Festival, and several student films have been screened at independent film festivals.
If you are interested in enrolling your son or daughter in the Connections VPAA program, please contact Daniel Atkins at 928-4228, ext. 229 to set up an appointment.
All students enroll in eight classes. Class periods are 90 minutes long, with 4 classes meeting on A days, and 4 classes meeting on alternate B days. School begins at 7:55am and ends at 3:00pm. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 23, 2017