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.
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Open houses are held in the fall and winter for students interested in attending RCA the following school year. We have Open Houses planned for November 12, 2020 from 7:00-8:30 pm and February 4, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Please check back with us as we get closer to those dates to see what health restrictions may be in place at that time. Visitors can meet current RCA students and staff, and tour the building. Depending on health restrictions,  you may also schedule appointments to meet with the principal and discuss RCA as an option for your student. We encourage families of prospective students to attend our performances. (Click for the calendar page).
Admission Process
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.  Early Decision Auditions are conducted in January on January 9 (snow date, January 23), from 10:00 am-12 noon.  Early Decision applicants will know of their RCA enrollment status at the end of that month. Regular Placement Auditions are held on Saturdays March 13 and 20 from 10:00 am-noon (snow date March 27).  Students will be informed of their acceptance by letter in May.
Enrollment Caps
A school district may cap its 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.