Q: When are auditions usually held?
A: Auditions usually take place during the months of October and November. Please see your school counselor or visit our website for more information.
Q: Has anyone famous ever graduated from BAVPA?
A: We are proud to claim many very successful alumnae, including Jessie L. Martin (Law & Order, RENT), Ani DiFranco (recording artist, founder of Righteous Babe Record label and "Babeville"), Claudine Ewing (WGRZ-TV), Pete Gallivan (WGRZ-TV), Stefan Mychajliw (former TV reporter for WGRZ/WKBW, former Public Relations Officer for BPS), Ramona Thomas-Reynolds (Principal of MLK Multicultural Institute), Jody Covington (Principal at Arts Academy), Carmen Intorre (percussionist/drummer, graduate of Juilliard School of Music), George Davis (current music teacher at Arts Academy), Nicole Jones (current dance teacher at Arts Academy), and many more.
Q: Do you offer accelerated courses?
A: Yes. Students invited for participation in our accelerated program take advanced studies beginning in grade 7. During 8th grade, accelerated student take honors level courses including Integrated Algebra and Living Environment.Q: What Kinds of Activities, Clubs, and Sports do you offer?A: Boys Athletics: Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Bowling and More!
Girls Athletics: Cheerleading, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball and More!
Clubs: NHS, Junior NHS, Drama Club, Art Club, Student Ambassadors, Prom Committee, Science Olympiad, Jewelry Club, Spanish Club, Weather Bug, Yearbook, Student Council, Math League, History Club and More!