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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






January 2016: Mr. Turner


The CAPA SLC is proud to start off the new year with the teacher of the month of January 2016 to Mr. Turner! As a brilliant teacher who teaches guitars and assists our award winning marching band here at Cesar Chavez, you would want to be in his class! Mr. Turner has been teaching at Cesar Chavez High School for three years, and we hope he’ll stay for more. What Mr. Turner admires about his students is how they can grasp onto a concept of the class that had once become an obstacle to an easy process through, like a light bulb turning on above their heads when they had finally develop success in their concept. His expectations for his students are very high, but just make sure you listen to what he has to say or teach, because that is his highest expectation for them to listen and follow! Mr. Turner has been playing guitar since his senior year in high school and the trumpet at age 15. His greatest accomplishments in 2015 was writing the field show for his band. This year he has many goals to aim for such as; buying a new house and using his diving certificate. If Mr. Turner was not apart of our wonderful teaching community, he’d most likely be a marine biologist! Thank you Mr. Turner for teaching at our marvelous high school of Cesar Chavez and your dedication!


January 2016: Phu Pham



The CAPA SLC is proud to start off the new year with the student of the month of January 2016 to Phu Pham! Phu is a dedicated, hard working student who helps other students who may be having issues. Better yet, he has been helping a lot when it comes to concerts and performances - he even does a great job at it too! He is also involved with track and football. Phu’s goal for this year is to pass all his classes by striving hard and having fun, and he looks forward to his junior year. His favorite memory out of freshman and sophomore year were playing football and hanging out with his friends. The motto he follows to achieve his accomplishments in life is “Work hard, play hard.” Phu is grateful to be apart of our wonderful CAPA SLC and to be attending our amazing highschool of Cesar Chavez because he admires most of our students who attend this school aside him. Lastly, Phu is dedicated to going to a 4-year university after graduating high school, and he dreams of having a stable career with a college degree. And as well said: Phu focuses on education rather than money. That being said - thank you Phu Pham for your great commitment to being a considerable and a congenial student of our school!