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Creative and Performing Arts

what is capa?


The Creative and Performing Arts Small Learning Community provides students a rigorous curriculum centered around the arts.  Students will be expected to participate in classes specific to stagecraft, visual art, media entertainment, vocal and instrumental music, dance, acting, script writing and directing/producing each academic year. In addition to coursework, students will be able to apply learned skills to job shadowing and internships specifically tailored to their interests. All students in the Creative and Performing Arts SLC are invited to explore their artistic abilities in various genres with the expectation to showcase their talents through productions, concerts, and exhibitions.

Career paths in CAPA can include but are not limited to: actor, artist, choreographer, composer/arranger, conductor, crew jobs, dancer, fashion, designer, journalist, lighting designer, makeup artist, manager, music therapist, musician, painter, playwright, producer, publisher, radio/television broadcaster, sound engineer, stage hand, stagecraft/set designer, talent agent, teacher and technician.



We strive to guide students through understanding their academic responsibilities, developing their confidence through the artistic process, creating a body of works that connects their social well being to their future.

CAPA Teachers

Areida, Mike
Burns, John
Castanon, Daniel
Coleman, Art
Eaton, Sarah
Haas, Erika
Kovanis, Monica
Mangahas, Martha
Mata, Silvia
McGehee, Justin
Norton, Jan
Rodgers, Sue
Smith, Michael
Turner, Dennie
Verstl, Mollie



  Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
1 English Language Arts English Language Arts English Language Arts English Language Arts
2 Math Math Math A-G Elective/Early College
3 Science Science A-G Elective A-G Elective/Early College
4 Comp Ed/HSS World History US History AmGov/Econ
5 PE PE A-G Elective A-G Elective/Early College
6 Foreign Language Foreign Language A-G Elective

A-G Elective/Early College

7 A-G Elective A-G Elective A-G Elective A-G Elective/Early College



8 Humanities of Creative and Performing Arts Stagecraft 1 Stagecraft 2 Stagecraft 3

  (AP Music Theory Pathway) (Specialized Pathway that can be taken instead of the CAPA Business Pathway)

      8          Guitar                            Jazz Band/ Orchestra/ Marching Band Basic Music Theory Capstone Course

Beyond those electives listed in the chart above, additional Small Learning Community Electives can be taken in any spot where students have a space.


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President: Kahlea Perry

Vice President: Jasmine So

Secretary: Janmarie Bongcaron

Treasurer: Marcus Sun

Historian: Chris Chan

Publisher: Andrew Khim & Glenn Xiong 





November 2015: Mr. Enriquez


The CAPA SLC is proud to present our teacher of the month of November to Mr. Enriquez! Here at Chavez, Mr. Enriquez is the new teacher and advisor of our wonderful stagecraft department. Before teaching at Chavez, Mr. Enriquez attended the Brooks Institute in Ventura. Despite this being his first year teaching at Chavez, the best and most enjoyable part of teaching for him is to be able to educate his students in stagecraft. His interests outside of the campus include spending time with his family, playing sports, and making his very own movies. Mr. Enriquez has decided to teach at Chavez because of its “beautiful environment and community.” For this school year, Mr. Enriquez wishes to accomplish his goal of giving his students a real behind-the-scene view of stagecraft and showing them all the possibilities that following your dreams can bring. CAPA is very thrilled to see what else Mr. Enriquez will bring in the future!



November 2015: Falencia Buot


As an SLC, CAPA is proud to present our student of the month of November to Falencia Buot! Starring in three plays and being with the drama department for two years, she is best known for her major role in her recent play, “Acting Can Be Murder,” as a main character, Isabella. Playing as Isabella has been an important role for her because of how fun it was to play as, and it gave her a chance to improve her character as an actress. Falencia was interested in the drama department because of its positive environment, the time and work for the shows after school, and because of how Drama became a second family for her, even opening her more as a person. This year she looks forward to participate the Disneyland trip with her drama family, to feature in the annual musical and the annual lip-sync battle at the end of the year, and to graduate with her class of 2016. Her plans after high-school consist of going to college, taking ballet lessons, and becoming a well-rounded artist. Congratulations for your creative participation, Falencia!