(formerly the AACPS Performing & Visual Arts Magnet Program)
Apex Arts' mission is to provide students with rigorous, immersive, and collaborative artistic experiences that are rooted in the creative process, while preparing them for an array of future opportunities.
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PVA is now Apex Arts!
Over the course of the last 13 years, Anne Arundel County Public Schools has provided Performing & Visual Arts (PVA) Magnet Program students with collaborative, immersive, and robust opportunities to acquire and enhance their skills through industry standard training and immersive experiences at the middle and high school levels.
As the careers for which we prepare students evolve and expand, we must continue to reimagine and reshape our PVA Magnet Programs so that our students can continue to be positioned not just to enter their chosen artistic field, but to excel in it. To that end, we have been engaged in a unique partnership with atomicvibe Design Lab for the past two years that has engaged in a wide array of stakeholders in a comprehensive examination of our offerings to determine how to best adapt our program moving forward.
This multi-year transformational journey will result in an expansion of programmatic offerings, and most immediately, a new name to better reflect the breadth of students we are preparing for fantastic futures. The ongoing work on behalf of current and future students in the Apex Arts Magnet Program as it will be known beginning at the outset of the 2022-2023 school year, will allow for the incorporation of disciplines such as sound engineering, graphic design/marketing, and arts management. Moreover, we will continue to keep pace with changes in the variety of organizations and industries in which our students choose to be engaged and create relationships between those students and industry experts.
We are beyond excited about what the future holds for this program and for our students!
Applications and Auditions
Plan to immerse yourself in your favorite artform in Apex Arts!
Information about Magnet Programs, Requirements, and Application Process:Late ApplicationsLate application window:November 21, 2022- March 31st, 2023Spring AuditionsApril 20th, 2023Studio 39, Annapolis6-8pmSpring Auditions are by appointment only and require an application.To sign-up for Late (Spring 2023) Auditions:All auditions are in-person this year. No digital submissions for portfolios are required.
Interested in working with Apex Arts?
We are always looking for professional artists to work with Apex Arts.
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What is Apex Arts?
The AACPS Apex Arts Magnet Program leverages the Maryland State Department of Education Fine Arts Standards to inform its curriculum design and development.
Apex Arts Magnet Program
Apex Arts Senior Manager
Apex Arts Teacher Specialist
Upcoming Apex Arts Events
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM IN-PERSON Welcome and Registration Event: Apex Arts @ Broadneck High (9-12) Music Primes
April 12, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM VIRTUAL Welcome and Registration Event: Apex Arts @ Brooklyn Park Middle (6-8)
April 13, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM IN-PERSON Welcome and Registration Event: Apex Arts @ Annapolis High (non-music) (9-12)
April 20, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM IN-PERSON Apex Arts Spring Auditions 2023