Welcome to the Portal to Apply for PVA!
While PVA is an auditioned program, there is a place for everyone with a passion for the arts. All students who audition will be placed in either PVA or PVA Intro.
Some students with a newly discovered passion for the arts need time to develop foundational skills before they can find success in enriched and rigorous studies. PVA Intro allows such students the opportunity to come to Central and focus on this learning. Students enrolled in PVA Intro are welcome to re-audition for PVA after developing fundamental skills and confidence in artistic work.
All students who submit the following online Expression of Interest form for a PVA program will be contacted by a school office administrator in January to arrange an audition/interview date and time for mid-late January. Please visit your intended program’s page to learn about how to prepare for your audition/interview.
Students who are Expressing Interest from out of bounds (non-designated) areas need to also complete a CBE High School Transfer Request prior to the deadline in 2022. In the field where the form asks you to list your reason for transfer request, indicate ‘Performing & Visual Arts Program at Central Memorial High School.’
You do not need to wait until you have been accepted into a PVA program to apply for a transfer. We recommend you do this process early. If the CBE confirms your transfer request and you receive an offer of admission to a PVA Program, you will be free to register as a Central student in PVA for the 2022-2023 school year.
If your Transfer Request is denied please email the PVA Learning Leader, Michelle Crimmins, for follow-up details.
Students should complete the Expression of Interest Form below.
We will be in touch to arrange a portfolio review/audition after receiving your form!
FOLLOW THESE STEPS
The Big Picture – Getting Your Ducks in a Row
Submit your Transcript
Write Your Student Reflection
In the application process, students will be required to compose a one-page written reflection on the following:
Describe any training or previous experiences that are relative to this application. (Private instruction, performance experiences, travel, workshops, competitions, awards…)
What do you hope to gain from attending Central’s PVA Program?
PVA is a fast-paced and rigorous program that will be challenging and stressful. Describe a time when you were challenged/stressed and how you managed that experience.
What is the most important thing you would like us to know about you?
Prepare for your audition/interview
Fill out the Expression of Interest Form by selecting "Apply Now".
Booking your audition
Once you submit your Expression of Interest Form, we will contact you to set up your audition(s)/interview(s). If you don’t hear back from us within a week of submitting your form, please email Michelle Crimmins.
Reminder Email and Uploading Audition/Interview Requirements
If you are auditioning/interviewing for Dance, Media Art, Visual Arts or Fashion, please upload your audition video/portfolio here: