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 are held in the fall and winter for students interested in attending RCA the following school year. The fall info session and tour will take place at RCA on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Our winter info session and tour will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. The winter session will be a scaled-down version so we encourage you to attend on Nov. 3 if possible. Visitors can meet current RCA students and staff, and tour the building. We encourage families of prospective students to attend our performances.
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. It also gives us the chance to gauge the passion students have for the performing arts. Placement Auditions are on Saturdays in March. Students will be informed of their acceptance by letter by May.
Some districts and departments may need to cap their enrollment at RCA. If our enrollment from a district or in a particular department 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.