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  • 2015-2016 Registration Dates 

    Freshmen Orientation (9th Grade) Thursday, August 6th 8:00 am to Noon
    Sophomore Orientation (10th Grade) Thursday, August 6th 10:00 am to Noon
    Junior Orientation (11th Grade)  Friday, August 7th 10:00 am to Noon
    Senior Orientation (12th Grade) Friday, August 7th 8:00 am to 10:00 am
    Attention: All students need to bring a parent or guardian to complete necessary paperwork.
                     Freshmen and new students, proof of residence is required at enrollment. Also freshmen need $20 for gym uniform.
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  • CVPA Family Gathering 
    At the school on Wednesday, September 2nd from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. 
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  • CVPA alumni: 

    IF you run into any issues related to college, the High School to College Center is there for you.  Located conveniently in the Loop they can do all of the following:

    *Print and send transcripts

    *Answer questions about acceptances and financial aid

    *Help complete a FAFSA
    *Call colleges about costs
    *Help find a college
    *On set days they have different colleges right on site
    *They help SLPS but ALSO the entire St. Louis Region


    REMEMBER between graduation and August 30-40% of students will hit a roadblock in their plans. 

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    Click below to hear how you can be a part of CVPA

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  • To apply to be considered for acceptance for the 2015-2016 academic year, please click here:
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Thank you for your interest in Central Visual and Performing Arts High School.  We serve students in grades 9 through 12 and are located in the Southwest corner of Saint Louis.  Central Visual and Performing Arts High School is focused on synergistically developing both the artistic and academic student. The Southwest Complex, located at Arsenal and Kingshighway, and is near many cultural and civic venues including Shaw's Botanical Garden and Forest Park. In addition, the school is just a few minutes away from the Grand Center Arts District, Powell Symphony Hall and the Fox Theatre.

Central Visual and Performing Arts High School is a place for families to choose for the chance of a lifetime for their student.  The staff, both academic and artistic, are exceptional in their respective fields.  From previous careers ranging from biochemist to professional photographer, you can expect nothing but the best from the staff at Central.

While being challenged in the classroom, there are many other opportunities to make your child’s high school experience a fantastic one.  We have a nationally competitive Debate team, a chapter of the National Honor Society, a rigorous Advanced Placement program, a strong partnership with COCA, and many other excellent opportunities.

In closing, I strongly encourage you to read the audition requirements document.  You will find directions towards securing a place for your son or daughter to excel both in the classroom and in their intended art major.  If you are interested in a tour, feel free to contact me to schedule one.  


Dr. Kacy Seals, Principal  


To hear the Central VPA song, as recorded by 2011 alumni, Tre'von Griffith, please click here: Central VPA Song
Grade Configuration:9,10,11,12
Bell Times (Bus Tier):7:30-2:27 (1)
Principal:Dr. Kacy Seals
Address:3125 S. Kingshighway St. Louis, MO 63139
Phone Number:771-2772
School Type:High School