Summer Institute for the Arts

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The NNPS Summer Institute for the Arts offers an intensive three-week program in dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Applicants need to have successfully completed a minimum of 1 school class on their instrument or in their arts field. Because it is an intensive program, students must participate in the full session, no absences. Newport News Public Schools’ students will receive a 1 semester (.5) high school credit for successful completion of the program. Students will be selected after completing the Google Form application and portfolio review/audition. Applicants will be notified of audition time, date and location.

All students must submit evidence of their work to be considered for SIA.

Summer Institute for the Arts is designed for the student who has the ability, interest, dedication, and enthusiasm to pursue a structured course of study in music, visual art or theatre.

Students currently in seventh grade through eleventh grade who are enrolled in Newport News Public Schools are eligible for the program. Bus transportation will be provided. Classes times are 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. Breakfast and lunch are provided at no charge to all students.

SIA is offered in-person at Woodside High School. Students must be present for the entire program session to receive course credit.

Summer Institute for the Arts

  • SIA Art: June 21 - July 27
  • SIA Performance: June 21 - July 11
  • Online Application
  • Application deadline: May 5