Center for Fine and Performing Arts

Center for the Fine and Performing Arts


The Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School offers students the opportunity to develop creativity, self-expression, academic achievement, and critical thinking as young arts. Students are supported in their efforts to master a common core of learning that promotes a broader understanding of the arts.

Students are trained in the skills necessary to be successful in a university arts program and to become a valued participant in the larger arts community.

Students can study in one of several concentration areas including dance, instrumental music, vocal music, music technology, theater, creative writing, and visual arts.

To participate in the program, students must complete an audition and/or present a portfolio. Students accepted into the program must be enrolled in at least one class in the fine and performing arts and must complete a sequence of classes from grades nine through twelve.

Note: Applications for this program are open for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.

Program Type

Transfer Program – Students participating in this program will transfer to the program location for all courses and activities. Express Bus Transportation is available to accepted students living outside the program location boundaries through Specialty Program Transportation.

Program Location

Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School

Coordinators: Ms. Yeh

Telephone: 571-374-6550

Email: [email protected]

Visit the Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School website

Information Meeting

October 26, 2023, 6:30 p.m. at Colgan HS

November 27, 2023, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom


Audition Information

January 6, 2024 for Band, Dance, Orchestra, Piano, and Visual Arts

January 13, 2024 for Choir, Creative Writing, Music Technology, and Theatre 

Snow Date: January 20, 2024 

Attendance Areas

All students in PWCS can apply to this program.