What is the Conservatory of the Arts?
The Cypress Creek Conservatory of the Arts (CCCA) at Cypress Creek Middle School and Cypress Creek High School provides students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to access a multitude of arts programs ranging from digital and visual arts, to the performance arts of theatre, dance, chorus, band, and orchestra. The Conservatory of the Arts is designed to provide students with a highly specialized and sequential program of study that aids in the development of a students’ own artistic vision. The alignment of the middle school, high school, and collegiate level arts programs, will provide students with a world-class arts education and a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares them for careers in the arts and post-secondary education.
In collaboration with PHSC, students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to begin their arts curriculum in the sixth grade and potentially extend their performing and fine arts journey into dual enrollment arts programs at PHSC as early as their sophomore year of high school. CCCA is designed to enhance students’ problem-solving skills, global cultural awareness, and critical thinking skills, through intensive creative study. Students will be able to take the knowledge learned in this program and apply it to future careers within the fine, and performing arts, and beyond.
In addition to the curriculum, teachers and students will be able to utilize the Cypress Creek Middle School Black Box Theatre and the PHSC Instructional Performing Arts Center (IPAC). Access to these facilities will provide these pre-professional students in the CCCA with real world experiences in all facets of the fine and performing arts; such as gallery work, vocal, movement, theatre performance, technical theatre, stagecraft, and digital arts. It is the hope of the Cypress Creek Conservatory of the Arts that all students leave with the necessary skills to make them college, career, and life ready.