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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: Robert Aguilar


May 2015: Mrs. Eaton


The CAPA SLC is proud to present our teacher of the month for the month of May to be Mrs. Eaton! Here at Chavez, Mrs. Eaton is not only the dance teacher, but also the adviser of color guard and dance club. Since she teachers performing arts, it would be fitting to assign her into CAPA. Mrs. Eaton came to Chavez because of the available position of a dance teacher and the elimination of middle schools. One of Mrs. Eaton's personal achievements is the growth of the dance program and color guard, and she wishes to continue their growth, not only with size, but also with skill. She is proud to be a Titan because of what we have become as a whole, and we are overjoyed to have a teacher such as Mrs. Eaton as our teacher of the month!


May 2015: Esmeralda Garcia

We are proud as an SLC to be able to present Esmeralda Garcia as our student of the month! Because she is a dancer, it was only fitting for her to be in the CAPA SLC. Along with dance, Esmeralda is also involved in both color guard and winter guard. Her most personal achievement is to receive 4.0 GPA. One of her many goals includes to pass pre-calculus with an A. Esmeralda is proud to be a Titan because of our wonderful teachers that help the students and because of how our school, in academics and performing arts, achieves more than anyone in the SUSD. Keep up the great work, Esmeralda!

CAPA Teachers

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