The Southwest Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts is now accepting applications for the 2002-2003 school year.
Any Imperial Valley student in grades 10-12 may apply. An interdistrict transfer will be allowed upon acceptance into the program.
Students may choose a focus area in dance, theater or music. Additionally, a new area may be included in the fall — a theater technology focus.
Previous performing arts experience is not necessary.
Academy students have an extended day with performing arts classes arranged in a two-hour block during seventh and eighth period (2-4 p.m.).
SAVAPA students have the opportunity to assist professional touring companies with setup for productions and will gain experience with stagecraft, lighting and other technical aspects of production.