Admission to RCA
Admission to the Regional Center for the Arts is open to Fairfield County high schools students with an interest in the performing arts. RCA is a public school of choice for families in Bridgeport, Darien, Easton/Region #9, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. We also accept students from school outside of our region.
RCA students earn academic credits for our program. Grades are sent to the home high school quarterly.
Open houses for students interested in attending RCA for the 2018-19 school year will take place on November 16 and February 8 between 7:00-8:30 pm. Students will have the opportunity to meet current RCA students, tour the building and meet the staff. You may also meet with the principal to discuss RCA as an option for your student. Please call our office at 203-365-8857 to schedule an appointment.
We also encourage the families of prospective students to attend any of our performances (see calendar page).
Applications for the 2018-19 will be posted beginning in mid-October. Applications are due by Friday March 2. As part of the admission process we ask students to participate in a placement audition for us to better understand her or his experience as a performer. Placement auditions will take place on March 10 and March 17 with a snow date of March 24. Students who complete the application process will be informed of their acceptance by letter in May.
A school district may cap their student enrollment at RCA. If our enrollment from a district exceeds the cap, we conduct a lottery of prospective students, and those who are not offered a seat will be placed on a waiting list. If our overall potential enrollment exceeds our program capacity, we will conduct a lottery in that case as well.