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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: Alicia Eam

Vice President: Kahlea Perry

Secretary: Lamare Johnson

Treasurer: Jasmine So


January 2015: Mr. Coleman


To start off the year of 2015 with a bang, we are proud to present our teacher of the month of January to Mr. Coleman! Mr. Coleman chose CAPA as his SLC because he considers himself a teacher of the arts. Ironically, his first name actually is Art. He primarily teaches band courses varying from beginning/basic, marching, jazz, or concert band. Coleman is also involved with Polynesian culture and advises Chavez's Poly Club. Aside from Polynesian Club, he also helps out with the school's musical annually and provides the Filipino Club with a speaker to practice with. When Coleman was asked of what was his most fond personal accomplishment was, he answered his children. Through them to pursuing their own paths in life, he is proud of the children he has raised. From his own children to all of the students he has taught. A goal of Coleman's this year is to create a supportive, healthy, student friendly environment in all areas being taught of the arts. Coleman is proud to be a Titan because he is proud to be an educator. Congratulations on being awarded as teacher of the month Mr. Coleman, proud Art of the arts!


January 2015: Jennie Garcia

"Acting gives you a story to tell, a reason to cry, and lets you for once be someone other than yourself," a quote put upon a flat at the recent dinner show Drama held as a fundraiser for their upcoming musical, Hairspray. With the hype of the new musical coming up, we are proud to present our CAPA student of the month of January to no other than Jennie Garcia. Though she is just a high school student, she is already an aspiring theater major and a Chavez thespian. She chose to be in CAPA because she already knew that she saw herself performing on the stage in her future. In addition to being an actress, she is also a Polynesian dancer in Chavez's Polynesian Club and Anapa Nui. One of Jennie's personal achievements this year was getting the lead as. "Tracy Turnblad," for the upcoming musical, Hairspray; it being her final year as a drama student for her senior year. She plans to accomplish her goals of passing her classes and getting accepted into Long Beach State University. Jennie is proud to be a Titan because Chavez has helped her realize her passion and desire for acting. Congratulations on being student of the month Ms. Garcia, we hope to see your name headlining for Broadway one day!

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