New Specialty Program Coming to SPS

New Specialty Program Coming to SPS
Posted on 05/14/2021

School Board Approves New Center for Performing and Production Arts

At the May 13, 2021 meeting of the Suffolk School Board, the board approved plans for the creation of a new high school specialty program, the Center for Performing and Production Arts.

The program will provide an innovative integrated fine arts program to develop student agency and knowledge of performance and production arts in the areas of music technology, vocal and instrumental music, theatre, and visual arts.

Instructional areas will consist of four strands of study with all areas having a performance and production pathway. The four strands of study will be:

  • Music Performance: Instrumental and Vocal
  •  Music Technology and Production
  •  Theatre Performance and Production
  •  Digital and Visual Arts

The program will be rolled out in phases over a four-year period and will accept its first cohort of Vocal/Instrumental and Music Production students (50 per program) beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. Tours of the program will begin in late fall 2021, with the application period opening in spring 2022.

To learn more about the program, view the presentation to the School Board.