Upcoming Open House for Catholic High School Regional Arts Program

Option for specialist programs in vocal & instrumental music, dance, drama, visual arts, and digital media

St. Elizabeth Catholic High School will be holding its annual Open House for its Regional Arts Program on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 7 p.m. the YCDSB Theatre for the Arts, which is located adjacent to the school at 525 New Westminster Drive in Thornhill.

Any student in Grade 8 who resides in York Region and is interested in enroling in the high school arts program for September 2019 is encouraged to attend the Open House with their parents or guardians.

“St. Elizabeth’s Regional Arts Program provides students with a unique opportunity to learn in a creative environment that inspires them and fosters their artistic abilities,” says John Heinrich, Principal. “Our arts students enjoy learning alongside other creative students who encourage them and share their passion for art and culture. Our specialist arts teachers help students refine their talents and develop their skills through both coursework and special events and opportunities such as art exhibits and concerts. This is truly an exceptional program. I look forward to meeting potential new students and their parents at our upcoming Open House.”

Streams offered in the Regional Arts Program include vocal music, instrumental music, dance, drama, visual arts and digital media. Launched in 2003, the four-year Regional Arts Program offers students a chance to explore their artistic interests while also fulfilling the requirements to obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students may also be eligible to graduate with a Ministry of Education ‘Red Seal’ indicating that they attained a Specialist High Skills Major in Arts and Culture.

Applications will be available online on their website www.stelizabethrap.com as of October 4, 2018. Auditions are required as part of the application process and details on this process and important dates will be shared at the Open House. The Open House will also provide visitors with essential program details; allow time for families to ask questions to staff and current students; and feature student performances and exhibits.

Catching up with some St. Elizabeth Regional Arts Program (RAP) Alumni

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Did you graduate from St. Elizabeth’s Regional Arts Program? Stay in touch with us! Send a short blurb about what you’re doing now in the arts to secretary.rap@ycdsb.ca