About Us

Empowering artistic expression.
CAP is an arts organization that offers community theater education and targeted training in multi-disciplined performing and visual arts, to a diverse population of all ages. CAP Academy is centered on the teaching of Art Enrichment; supplemented by quality instruction, arts’ collaborations, positive mentorship and intensive etiquette training.

Mission

CAP prepares students for an unparalleled multidisciplinary arts education by incorporating literacy, math, science and history with the arts.
Students will experience, understand and value the arts in their everyday lives and the importance of art in our diverse society.

Vision

To empower artistic expression though culturally relevant arts programming.

Content Standards

Content Standards

The fine arts standards include the disciplines of dance, drama/theatre, music and visual arts. The four arts disciplines share five overarching content standards :
  • Historical,
  • Cultural and Social Contexts
  •  Creative Expression and Communication
  • Analyzing and Responding
  • Valuing the Arts/Aesthetic Refection
  • Connections,
  • Relationships and Applications

Our Standard of Excellence

Dance

  • Identifying and demonstration movement elements and skills in performing dance. ·
  • Understanding choreographic principles, processes, and structures.
  • Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning.
  • Applying and demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance.
  • Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods.
  • Making connections between dance and healthful living.
  • Making connections between dance and other disciplines.

Drama / Theatre

  • Script writing by planning and recording improvisations based on personal experience and heritage, imagination, literature, and history.
  • Acting by assuming roles and interacting in improvisations.
  • Designing by visualization and arranging environments for classroom dramatizations.
  • Directing by planning classroom dramatizations.
  • Researching by finding information to support classroom dramatizations.
  • Comparing and connecting art forms by describing theatre, dramatic media(such as film, television, and electronic media), and other art forms.
  • Analyzing and explaining personal preferences and construction meanings from classroom dramatizations and from theatre, film, television , and electronic media productions
  • Understanding context by recognizing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in daily life.

Music

  • Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
  • Performing instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
  • Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
  • Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
  • Reading and notating music.
  • Listening to analyzing, and describing music.
  • Evaluating music and music performances.
  • Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
  • Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Visual Arts

  • Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes.
  • Using knowledge of structures and functions.
  • Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
  • Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.
  • Reflection upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.
  • Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.

Our Beliefs

Learning in the arts encourages the development of cognitive and creative abilities that help students achieve academically and contribute to their communities. The study of fine arts is important to the basic education of all students.
The intent of the fine arts standards is to ensure that students experience, understand and value the arts in their everyday lives as contributing citizens of a diverse society.