Performing Arts Academy

Last Updated: 1/8/2021 12:24 PM


Performing Arts Academy

RHS Performing Arts Academy

Application Submission Date:   January 19, 2021           

Audition Date: TBA

The mission of the Raritan High School Performing Arts Academy is to provide students an opportunity to study the performing arts at an advanced level while attending a traditional high school and to pursue careers in the performing arts at prestigious schools and institutions of the arts.  Performing Arts Academy students will participate in a college-preparatory curriculum of studies and will experience all disciplines of the Academy. Unlike traditional arts academies where students focus on only one aspect of the performing arts, the RHS PAA introduces theater, dance, instrumental, and vocal music to all of its members to create a well-rounded artist.


Performing Arts Academy students participate in multiple opportunities to showcase their talents in the form of theatrical performances, recitals, concerts, rehearsals, and community appearances.  As PAA students take part in these activities, their involvement assists them with acquiring membership into the honor societies of theater, dance, and music.


Throughout the four-year program, members of the PAA will be taught by our highly trained faculty in accordance with the state and national standards of theater, dance, and music.  Master classes and guest artists will contribute to the growth of a Performing Arts Academy student to create an understanding of the life of an artist.


Students who would like to be considered for the Raritan High School Performing Arts Academy must prepare an audition based on the specific criterion of the performing art that the student desires to study.  Please review our audition guidelines and dates.