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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.


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President: Kahlea Perry

Vice President: Jasmine So

Secretary: Andrew Khim

Treasurer: Marcus Sun


February 2015: Tito Talamantes


As an SLC, we are proud to present the February teacher of the month to Tito Talamantes! Mr. Tito was a Chavez alumni in 2009 and has considered it a blessing to be back and helping our school's music program. He has known since he was 12 that he wanted to change young people's lives through music and there's no school other than Chavez that is happier to have him. Tito is in the CAPA SLC not because he chose to be, but because the performing arts chose him. He is involved with Chavez Orchestra and Chavez Mariachi as well as helping our previous teacher of the month, Mr. Coleman with the brass section in Jazz Band. Tito also teaches strings and mariachi at both Fremont Elementary and Junction Elementary in Livermore. As a studio musician, one of Tito's personal achievements was to record numerous artists and have their music play in various countries such as Mexico, South America, Puerto Rico, and Spain. One of Tito's many goals for this year is to continue to have our Orchestra and Mariachi program grow and become strong. Not only does Mr. Talamantes want Chavez students to just succeed in music, but he also wants to cultivate an environment that helps our students succeed in life. Tito is proud to be a Chavez Titan because he loves the philosophy of the school and thinks what we stand for as a school is beautiful. Congratulations Mr. Talamantes, Chavez is truly grateful to have you here!


February 2015: William Rice

We are proud as an SLC to be able to present William Rice as the CAPA student of the month for February! William Rice perfectly fits into the CAPA SLC because he enjoys performing in the arts, from playing an instrument to performing on stage. William Rice is involved with marching band, jazz band, concert band, and theater. One of his personal achievements was being able to make county honor band. William plans to place at the Reno Jazz Festival this year with the rest of his members from jazz band. A proud and hardworking titan! 

CAPA Teachers

Areida, Mike
Castanon, Daniel
Coleman, Art
Eaton, Sarah
Haas, Erika
Kovanis, Monica
Mangahas, Martha
Micenheimer, Michael
Nguyen, Cuong
Perovich, Mark
Smith, Michael
Turner, Dennie
Verstl, Mollie