South Orange County School of the Arts at Dana Hills High School

STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of South Orange County School of the Arts is to provide an educational opportunity to students who have chosen the arts as their occupational objective, plan to major in the arts in college, or wish to enhance their arts education as much as possible during their high school years. SOCSA will provide a dynamic and creative environment in which students will be involved in an advanced instructional process. This environment will include a rigorous curriculum that integrates academic disciplines and artistic vocational training. Course sequencing with career themes will be offered and implemented, affording students the chance to explore and develop their artistic talents, understand the opportunities available to them, and participate in mentor programs and work experience. SOCSA students will have earned expanded transcripts that will be noteworthy as they compete for admission to colleges and gain entry into the professional world.

HISTORY OF SOCSA

When the South Orange County School of the Arts was established, a dream came true for a small group of administrators, teachers, parents, and students who planned for many weeks in the fall of 1989. The dream to create an arts academy for the Capistrano Unified School District became a reality when a proposal was written, submitted, and approved by the CUSD Board on November 29, 1995. It was decided then that a pilot program would proceed in the spring of 1996. From that beginning, a great deal of additional planning and program designing took place. Once a small group, the SOCSA family now includes over 500 students, 8 faculty, and professional coaches who all support and believe in the South Orange County School of the Arts.

SOCSA'S CORE VALUES

• Promote the growth, development, and education of all students
• Commitment to excellence in education and strength in character and integrity

• Promote the highest standard of behavior among students and staff
• Develop a partnership between the arts and academics
• Inspire creativity in and instill passion for the arts and art education.
• Pursue innovation, professionalism, and artistic and intellectual growth
• Create and maintain an environment of respect, cooperation, and collaboration

• Serve our community and celebrate cultural diversity and individual self-expression

ADMINISTRATION AND FACULTY

Administrator: Brittany Casey (949) 496-6666 Ext. 11005                             

DHHS Assistant Principal

Artistic Director

bhcasey@capousd.org

Asst. to Art. Director: Keeran Reidling  Ext. 11101 or (949) 240-1994

kereidling@capousd.org

Department Chair: Natalie Hribar-Kelly   Ext: 11508                  AP Studio Art 3D, Digital Photo

ndhribar@capousd.org 

Dance: Lindsey Lee                                  Ext. 11951                                                            

lalee@capousd.org

 Vocal: Ray Medina                    Ext. 11101       Vocal Music, AP Music Theory and Guitar  

rmmedina@capousd.org

Instrumental Music: James Caestecker    Ext. 11102                    Band, Orchestra, Color Guard, Jazz

jjcaestecker@capousd.org

Theatre: To Be Announced                    Ext.                                    Theatre and Technical Theatre

Visual Arts: Chau Tran                          Ext. 11203                                          Drawing & Painting

cktran@capousd.org

Visual Arts: Brian Schultz                      Ext. 11203                                                        Ceramics

bnshultz@capousd.org

Audio/Video Design: Mark Reid              Ext. 11205             ROP Audio Production, Video Production

msreid@capousd.org        

 

SOCSA Office at Dana Hills High School (949) 240-1994

 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

Socsadhhs.org

 

 

DANCE

Recommended SOCSA Course of Study (4-year plan)

Minimum course requirements for a Bronze Medal (75 units) in Bold. 

10 units = full year class

Grade 9

SOCSA Dance or SOCSA Dance Production, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE, 10 units

Grade
10

SOCSA Dance or SOCSA Dance Production, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE, 10 units

Any SOCSA Drama, Vocal, Instrumental, or Visual Arts Class, 10 units

Grade 11

SOCSA Dance or SOCSA Dance Production, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy FA, 10 units

Grade 12

SOCSA Dance or SOCSA Dance Production, 10 units

SOCSA Theatrical Production (Stagecraft, pre-requisite), 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy FA, 10 units

NOTE: Any variation from the required courses (in bold) for SOCSA Dance students must be approved by the SOCSA Artistic Director

THEATRE-Performance

Recommended SOCSA Course of Study (4-year plan)

Minimum course requirements for Bronze Medal (75 units) in Bold

10 units = full year class

Grade 9

SOCSA Drama 1 OR SOCSA Advanced Drama, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE, 10 units

SOCSA Stagecraft (may be taken any year), 10 units

Grade 10

SOCSA Drama 1/Advanced Drama, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE, 10 units

Any SOCSA Drama, Vocal, Instrumental, or Visual Arts Class, 10 units

Grade 11

SOCSA Advanced Drama/Actor’s Repertory, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy FA, 10 units

Any SOCSA Drama, Vocal, Instrumental, or Visual Arts Class, 10 units

Grade 12

SOCSA Advanced Drama/Actor’s Repertory, 10 units

SOCSA Theatrical Production (Stagecraft pre-requisite), 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy FA, 10 units

 

THEATER-Technical

Grade 9

SOCSA Stagecraft, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE, 10 units

Any SOCSA Drama, Vocal, Instrumental, or Visual Arts Class, 10 units

Grade 10

SOCSA Stagecraft, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE, 10 units

ROP Video Design, 10 units

Grade 11

SOCSA Theatrical Production (stagecraft prerequisite), 10 units

SOCSA Multi-Media Design (may be taken any year), 10 units

ROP Audio Design, 10 units

Grade 12

SOCSA Theatrical Production (stagecraft pre-requisite), 10 units

SOCSA Actors’ Repertory, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy FA, 10 units

NOTE: Any variation from the required courses (in bold) for SOCSA Theater students must be approved by the SOCSA Artistic Director

 

 

VOCAL MUSIC

Recommended SOCSA Course of Study (4-year plan)

Minimum course requirements for Bronze Medal  (75 units) in Bold
5 units per semester 10 units = full year class

Grade 9

SOCSA Golden Lantern Show Choir or SOCSA Vocal Ensemble, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE, 10 units

SOCSA Beginning Guitar (may be taken any year), 10 units

Grade 10

SOCSA Golden Lantern Show Choir or SOCSA Vocal Ensemble, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE, 10 units

SOCSA AP Music Theory (may be taken 10, 11, or 12), 10 units

Any SOCSA Drama, Vocal, Instrumental, or Visual Arts Class, 10 units

Grade 11

SOCSA Golden Lantern Show Choir, SOCSA Vocal Ensemble or

SOCSA Blue Lantern Vocal Jazz, 10 units

SOCSA AP Music Theory (may be taken 10, 11, or 12), 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy FA, 10 units

Grade 12

SOCSA Golden Lantern Show Choir, SOCSA Vocal Ensemble or

SOCSA Blue Lantern Vocal Jazz, 10 units

SOCSA AP Music Theory (may be taken 10, 11, or 12), 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy FA, 10 units

Any SOCSA Drama, Vocal, Instrumental, or Visual Arts Class, 10 units

 

NOTE: Any variation from the required courses (in bold) for SOCSA Vocal Music students must be approved by the SOCSA Artistic Director


 

BAND

 

Recommended SOCSA Course of Study (4-year plan)

Minimum course requirements for Bronze Medal  (75 units) in Bold
10 units = full year class

Grade 9

SOCSA Concert Band, 10 units

SOCSA Marching Band (Includes Color Guard and Drumline) Fall Only, 5 units

SOCSA Drumline (Includes Color Guard) Spring Only, 5 units

SOCSA Jazz Ensemble Spring Only, 5 units

Grade 10

SOCSA Concert Band or SOCSA Wind Ensemble (by audition), 10 units

SOCSA Marching Band (Includes Color Guard and Drumline) Fall Only, 5 units

SOCSA Drumline (Includes Color Guard) Spring Only, 5 units

SOCSA Jazz Ensemble Spring Only, 5 units

Grade 11

SOCSA Wind Ensemble (by audition), 10 units

SOCSA Marching Band (Includes Color Guard and Drumline) Fall Only, 5 units

SOCSA Drumline (Includes Color Guard) Spring Only, 5 units

SOCSA Jazz Ensemble Spring Only, 5 units

SOCSA Commercial Music or Guitar (Suggested, can be taken 10, 11, or 12), 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Theater [Pit Orchestra] if instrumentation allows, 5 units per show

Grade 12

SOCSA Wind Ensemble (by audition), 10 units

SOCSA Marching Band (Includes Color Guard and Drumline) Fall Only, 5 units

SOCSA Drumline (Includes Color Guard) Spring Only, 5 units

SOCSA Jazz Ensemble Spring Only, 5 units

SOCSA AP Music Theory (Highly Suggested, may be taken 10, 11, or 12)10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Theater [Pit Orchestra] if instrumentation allows, 5 units per show

NOTE: For Silver or Gold Medal, Band Students must take AP Music Theory.  Any variation from the required courses (in bold) for SOCSA Band students must be approved by the SOCSA Artistic Director

ORCHESTRA

 

Recommended SOCSA Course of Study (4-year plan)

Minimum course requirements for Bronze Medal  (75 units) in Bold
10 units = full year class

Grade 9

SOCSA Strings (String Orchestra), 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Theater  PE or SOCSA Marching Band (Includes Color Guard and Drumline) Fall Only, CG and DL open to Strings, PE Credit, 5 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Theater  PE or SOCSA Drumline (Includes Color Guard) Spring Only,  CG and DL open to Strings, PE Credit, 5 units

Grade 10

SOCSA Strings (Advanced Orchestra), 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Theater  PE or SOCSA Marching Band (Includes Color Guard and Drumline) Fall Only, CG and DL open to Strings, PE Credit, 5 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Theater  PE or SOCSA Drumline (Includes Color Guard) Spring Only,  CG and DL open to Strings, PE Credit, 5 units

Grade 11

SOCSA Strings (Advanced Orchestra) or (Chamber Orchestra by audition), 10 units

SOCSA Commercial Music or Guitar (can be taken 10, 11, or 12), 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Theater [Pit Orchestra] if instrumentation allows, substitute for SOCSA Commercial Music or Guitar (limited availability), 5 units

Any other open SOCSA class, 10 units

Grade 12

SOCSA Strings (Chamber Orchestra by audition), 10 units

SOCSA AP Music Theory (may be taken 10, 11, or 12), 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Theater [Pit Orchestra] if instrumentation allows, substitute for SOCSA Commercial Music or Guitar (limited availability), 5 units per show

Any other open SOCSA class, 10 units

*Color Guard and Drumline are excellent ways to earn PE Credit while remaining in a music-related activity.  Color Guard students learn to spin flag equipment and learn basic dance skills.  Drum Line students will be instructed in Mallet Percussion Instruments which resemble the piano and Auxiliary Percussion, or March on the field carrying pitched Bass Drums or other Marching Percussion.  Keyboard/Piano and Bass Players are always welcome to join in as well.

NOTE: Orchestra Students may substitute any other SOCSA Class, including Visual Arts, Drama/Theater, Dance, etc., in place of SOCSA Commercial Music/Guitar, or SOCSA PE.  Other variations in the required courses (in bold) for SOCSA Orchestra students must be approved by the SOCSA Artistic Director

VISUAL ARTS

Recommended SOCSA Course of Study (4-year plan)

4 Pathway Options

Minimum course requirements for Bronze Medal  (50 units) in Bold    

Silver Medal = 80 units                    

Gold Medal = 100 units         

10 units = full year class

 

Exploring the Visual Arts Pathway

Grade 9

SOCSA Drawing and Painting, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE 7th/8th Period, 10 units

*if you are unable to take an afterschool class take an extra visual art class another year

Grade 10

SOCSA Digital Photography, 10 units

SOCSA Ceramics, 10 minutes

Grade 11

SOCSA Multimedia Design, 10 minutes

Any SOCSA Visual Arts, Drama, Vocal, or Instrumental Class, 10 units

Grade 12

AP Studio Art 2D, AP Studio Art 3D, SOCSA Advanced Drawing and Painting, SOCSA Advanced Ceramics, 10 units

Any SOCSA Visual Arts, Drama, Vocal, or Instrumental Class, 10 units

 

Digital Arts Pathway

Grade 9

SOCSA Digital Photography, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE 7th/8th Period, 10 units

*if you are unable to take an afterschool class take an extra visual art class another year

Grade 10

SOCSA Multimedia Design, 10 units

SOCSA Drawing and Painting, 10 units

Grade 11

AP Studio Art 2D, 10 units

SOCSA Ceramics, 10 units

Grade 12

AP Studio Art 3D, 10 units

Any SOCSA Visual Arts, Drama, Vocal, or Instrumental Class, 10 units

Ceramics Pathway

Grade 9

SOCSA Drawing and Painting, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE 7th/8th Period, 10 units

*if you are unable to take an afterschool class take an SOCSA class another year

Grade 10

SOCSA Ceramics, 10 units

Any SOCSA Visual Arts, Drama, Vocal, or Instrumental Class, 10 units

Grade 11

AP Studio Art 3D or SOCSA Advanced Ceramics, 10 units

Any SOCSA Visual Arts, Drama, Vocal, or Instrumental Class, 10 units

Grade 12

AP Studio Art 3D or Advanced Ceramics/SOCSA Digital Photography/SOCSA Multimedia Design, 10 units

Any SOCSA Visual Arts, Drama, Vocal, or Instrumental Class, 10 units

 

 

Drawing and Painting Pathway

Grade 9

SOCSA Drawing and Painting, 10 units

SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy PE 7th/8th Period, 10 units

*if you are unable to take an afterschool class take an extra visual art class another year

Grade 10

SOCSA Advanced Drawing and Painting, 10 units

Any SOCSA Visual Arts, Drama, Vocal, or Instrumental Class, 10 units

Grade 11

SOCSA Multimedia Design OR SOCSA Advanced Drawing and Painting, 10 units

Any SOCSA Visual Arts, Drama, Vocal, or Instrumental Class, 10 units

Grade 12

AP Studio Art 2D, AP Studio Art 3D, SOCSA Ceramics, SOCSA Digital Photography, SOCSA Multimedia Design, 10 units

Any SOCSA Visual Arts, Drama, Vocal, or Instrumental Class, 10 units

  

COMBINED COURSE OF STUDY

SOCSA students may ‘design’ their own course of study combining units from two or more departments. Any such combined course of study must be approved by the Artistic Director (prior to the start of your junior year), and must include substantial coursework in each department.

For any combined course of study the unit requirements for performing arts (75 units for a bronze medal) must be met.

 

SOCSA ACADEMY COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Upon graduation from Dana Hills, SOCSA Seniors will be awarded medals based on their completion of the basic requirements for the course of study in which they have chosen. A Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal will be received as shown here:

Performing Arts:

Bronze Medal: 75 units (including all units required)

Silver Medal: 100 units (including the 70 units required)

Gold Medal: 120 units (including the 70 units required)

 

Visual Arts:

Bronze Medal: 50 units (including all units required)

Silver Medal: 80 units (including the 70 units required)

Gold Medal: 100 units (including the 70 units required)

NOTE: Students taking courses in both performing and visual arts programs will have some overlapping of required courses, but will receive a Silver or Gold Medal after completing 100 or 120 units combined.


 

 

ACADEMY POLICIES

Academics: SOCSA students must maintain an overall Grade Point Average of 2.5 each semester in all SOCSA and Dana Hills High School classes. In addition, they must maintain a B- or higher in their SOCSA classes. The grading policy for each SOCSA class will be explained in detail by the instructor of that class. At the end of each semester, transcripts will be evaluated, and those students whose GPA is below the minimum in either case will be placed on a one-semester Academic Probation*, and a letter will be sent home informing parents or guardians of the probationary status.

Behavior: It is a privilege to be in the Academy. Students are expected to be polite and courteous at all times to all administrators, instructors, staff members, coaches, parents and fellow students. The Dana Hills High School Student Discipline Handbook will be in effect during all SOCSA classes, events, and activities. Students who are deemed by the SOCSA faculty to be a discipline problem in or out of class will be referred to the Dana Hills Administration for further disciplinary action.

*During the probationary semester, students on Academic or Disciplinary Probation may participate in all SOCSA events during class time, but are prohibited from participating in after school activities, competitions, festivals, and/or productions/performances. If after school activities and/or productions are a part of the student's class grade, alternate assignments must be given. During this time, special emphasis will be placed on overall academic performance and behavior. At the end of the probationary semester, students on Academic Probation will be re- evaluated, and, if academic performance has not improved to the minimum levels, permanent removal from the SOCSA program and all SOCSA classes will result. A letter informing parents or guardians of this action will also be sent home.

PROGRAM COSTS

The SOCSA academy is self-funded; staff support, coaching stipends, production costs, equipment purchase and maintenance, special programs and workshops, art supplies, etc., are all dependent on the support of our SOCSA family. At the beginning of the year, the following  donations are requested by SOCSA, in order to cover the many costs involved in maintaining the SOCSA program at its current level:

Instrumental Music

Orchestra    $250

Concert Band/Wind Ens $250

Marching Band  $600

Guitar  $250

Winter Guard/Drumline  tbd spring  Jazz Band tbd Spring

Dance-Theater-Vocal Departments: $500

Visual Arts Department: $150

We encourage families to contribute to the SOCSA program in order to continue the program at its current standard of excellence. All donations are used to cover the many costs of the academy which are not funded by the school district. Your  contribution to the program is an integral component in the success of the academy as well as the students involved. Your voluntary donation of any amount is greatly appreciated by the program. All students who have been accepted into the SOCSA program are welcome to participate in any and all SOCSA classes and activities. Participation is not based on any level of donation. Additional donations may be made to the program at any time. The individual departments of SOCSA may plan fundraising events as well.

USE OF FACILITIES

SOCSA facilities and equipment and all school facilities must be treated with care and respect. The equipment and supplies that have been provided are delicate and expensive. Our rooms and furniture are heavily utilized. No food or beverages are allowed in any SOCSA classroom, performance area, storage area, or office. YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS MATTER IS EXPECTED AND GREATLY APPRECIATED. No students should be in the SOCSA classrooms without teacher supervision. Students who mistreat our facilities or ignore the rules for usage of rooms and equipment and will be referred to the Dana Hills Administration for further disciplinary action.

ATTENDANCE

Academy students are expected to maintain good attendance with no truancies or excessive absences. Attendance at all SOCSA classes for the full scheduled time is mandatory. Roll will be taken at least once during every class session and after breaks during periods 7 and 8. It is expected that students will be in class on time and ready to learn. After three (3) unexcused absences and/or five (5) unexcused tardies, students may be referred to Dana Hills Administration for further disciplinary action. It is up to the instructor's discretion to determine whether or not a student's absence or tardy is excused and to determine what effect that may have on the student's grade.

Regular attendance is required at rehearsals and shows.  Contracts agreements may be issued at the discretion of the show director.

All absences must be reported to the Dana Hills High School attendance line (949) 496-6935 prior to the absence, or on the day of the absence in the case of illness.

 

ADDITIONAL SCHOOL HOURS

Period 7 Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-5:10 PM

Period 8 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-5:10 PM

Marching Band Tu/Th 6:00-9:00pm, Fri 3:00-5:00pm

A 10-minute break will be given at approximately 4:00; snacks and drinks will be available for purchase through the SOCSA cart after school.

In addition, workshops, field trips, evening performances and rehearsals and other events will occasionally be scheduled. SOCSA students are strongly encouraged to support these events with their attendance, and in many cases attendance will be mandatory. These events will be announced ahead of time. Please be prompt with pick up, as faculty members need to wait until all students are picked up.

 

PE CLOTHING FOR SOCSA STUDENTS

SOCSA students who are not participating in the regular Dana Hills High School physical education or athletics program are NOT required to purchase the Dana Hills PE uniform. Students who enroll in SOCSA Marching Band should check with the instructor for recommended attire. Students who enroll in SOCSA Drama/Musical Comedy or SOCSA dance classes are recommended to provide the following attire and are to wear a SOCSA T-shirt:

Female Students

SOCSA T-shirt or Solid Black T-shirt, Black tights or leggings, Black leotard (tank/short-sleeved), Sports brassiere

Male Students

SOCSA T-shirt or Solid Black T-shirt, Black sweats or jazz pants, White or black tank/T-shirt, Dance belt/athletic supporter

All Students

Jazz, ballet, tap and/or character shoes (as needed for class, announced by instructor)

The purchase of this attire is voluntary and participating and grading is not based in any way on the purchase of this attire. Students are required to utilize all resources available to them to ensure appropriate attire during rehearsals and class. Safety is always our concern in determining appropriate attire.

 PRODUCTION CASTING


To audition for a SOCSA Production, a SOCSA Student must:

1.    Be enrolled as a regular student at Dana Hills High School

2.    Maintain regular status (not probationary) as a SOCSA student

All students who participate in the SOCSA program are encouraged to audition for any and all productions. Students are strongly advised to use all the techniques and skills acquired in the classroom in their audition. It is the policy of SOCSA to always cast the best performer - the performer who is most suited to a particular role in any production. As we search for the best performer, the intent is to promote a positive atmosphere where students have many opportunities to prove themselves in an unthreatening environment. Talent, work ethic, performance, SOCSA participation, and seniority are just some of the considerations involved in casting selections. Students who are not cast in a Main Stage production should always look for other opportunities to participate in other events, such as Broadway Night, Showcase, Vocal Music Concerts, Instrumental Concerts, signing up to crew a show, Class One Acts, Top 40’s Night, Oldies Night, Opera Night, Jazz Night, and Improv Shows.

Students and parents should keep in mind the fact that SOCSA is an educational training ground for learning all aspects of the theatre and other arts. Appearing in a play or musical is only a small part of what students do in the program. Students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of theatre production.

Basic Guidelines for Casting:

1. The best person, in the director's opinion, will always get the role. It is the director's absolute right to select the cast he or she wants; otherwise he/she is not really the director of the show!

2. If two students of equal ability are being considered for the same role, preference will be given to the one with the most seniority in good standing in the program.

3. Auditions, as a rule, are cold (no music or scripts are issued ahead of time). If, as an exception, scripts or music are issued, they will be given to all those auditioning at the same time. Everyone auditioning should take the time to familiarize themselves with the play or musical in which they hope to be cast.


 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT AND FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES

1. Program Costs: The SOCSA academy requested donations are outlined on page 13 of this handbook. Additional donations for production costs and/or materials may be requested throughout the year by individual programs and productions.

2. SOCSA Concession Cart (“SOCSA CART”): This important fundraiser contributes a significant amount to SOCSA every year. The SOCSA Cart is open to provide hot and cold snacks after school. It is available to all DHHS students, especially those who have after school classes and activities. Every day, two volunteers are needed to staff the SOCSA Cart from 2:30 to 4:00; this includes set-up, break-down, and reporting of daily receipts to ASU, SOCSA Cart Account.

3. Productions: Cast members are asked to provide a cast donation announced at the beginning of rehearsal periods by the director. This is an integral part of the show budgeting process.  These donations apply specifically to the production of said show. In addition, each cast/crew member will be asked to provide a specified number of volunteer hours during the run of the show (rehearsals and performances). These donations of time and money are voluntary, and once you are cast in a production, participation in the production is not at all dependent on any level of donation of time or money. A family member can take on these extra duties by volunteering to serve and clean up at cast/crew meals, bringing dinner for a cast/crew meal, or bringing concession items at one or more of the performances. The amount of the requested donation per student and the number of volunteer hours will be determined by the director of each show.

All SOCSA Volunteers must adhere to CUSD Volunteer requirements.

 

Broadway Night and SHOWCASE An Artistic Celebration!

Broadway Night is the fall Performing Arts Fundraiser. This evening of the arts features performances from students in all performing arts categories. More information for this event will be released in the first weeks of school.

The SOCSA Showcase is our annual fundraising gala and celebration, held at the end of the school year. This event showcases the talent of our students in all areas of the Academy – dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual arts, and vocal music. All students are encouraged to participate in this exciting event. Auditions usually take place in the early spring. Information regarding the date and location will be provided during the school year on our website, email and by faculty.

SOCSA STUDENT COUNCIL

The SOCSA Student Council will consist of eight SOCSA students. The students will be chosen by the teacher or director of the departments to best represent SOCSA at school and within the greater community. The Student Council will meet at least once a month.