RPS 205 offers a comprehensive K-12th grade arts education that is based on the National Standards for the Arts. For those students in grades 6-12 needing more in-depth arts experiences, RPS 205 provides the Creative and Performing Arts Program (CAPA). The CAPA program is offered at two sites, one for middle school students and the second for high school students. CAPA gives each student a unique real-life experience in one or more of the fine arts disciplines: Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre-Tech and Media Arts, Vocal Music and Visual Arts. Acceptance into the program is by audition.
Auditions for the 2018-2019 school year took place November 19 & 20 and December 10. A final make-up audition for waitlist spots took place on Friday, June 8, 2018.
Notifications from the June 8 auditions will arrive by mid July via US Mail. As seats become available, eligible students will be contacted. After registration is completed on August 6-7, 2018, and counselors know what openings are available, students for whom a complete schedule can be completed will be offered seats.
In addition to the Welcome Center Page, here are links to the waitlists, where you can monitor your rank with the identifier/code from your notification letter.
West CAPA 6.8.18 Waitlist - Sheet1.pdf
Auburn CAPA 6.8.18 Audition Waitlist - Sheet1.pdf
Fall and Winter audition dates for eligibility for the 2019-2020 school year will be posted in early September. See information below to prepare early!
CAPA West MS Audition Requirements.pdf
CAPA Auburn HS Audition Requirements.pdf
Middle School: Students entering grades 6th through 8th audition for CAPA Middle School at Auburn High School. Parents may stay during the audition but students will be auditioning without parents for the entire two hours. There are a limited number of spots. If the spots are full you may still come to the day of auditions as a walk-in and if there is a cancellation or no-show you will be placed into that slot.
High School: Students entering grade 9th through 12th audition for CAPA High School at Auburn High School. If the spots are full you may still come to the day of auditions as a walk-in and if there is a cancellation or no-show you will be placed into that slot.
All auditions take place at Auburn High School for grades 6-12
What can I do to prepare for auditions?
Click on the audition requirements link for MS or HS above to understand what you will need to prepare for your audition
For questions about West CAPA, grades 6-8, please contact:
For questions about Auburn CAPA, grades 9-12, please contact:
Dr. Heather Psaltis
Director of Special Programs
Auburn High School
West Middle School