Summer Institute for the Arts

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.


  • June 27th - July 13th, Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM.  Friday classes will be scheduled differently.
  • Open to students currently in 7th – 11th grade.
  • Bus transportation will be provided to Newport News residents.
  • Meals will be provided.
  • The cost of the program is $50 for NNPS students accepted into the program.  There is no cost to apply.

Additional information is included in the application and by contacting the SIA Administrator, Mrs. Sheehan-Smith at 757-886-7530 ext. 61566 or emailing [email protected]. The student application link is attached. The deadline to apply is May 18.