Costume Design


Dramatic Production

MMET Media

MMET Popular Music

Musical Theatre


Technical Theatre

Do you have
what it takes?

APA students are passionate and committed

Both academically and artistically.

APA students are still students

First expected to mainatain a 3.0 APA GPA.

APA students are professional jugglers

Classes, rehearsals, productions, OH MY!

APA students must attend one of the high schools of the HBUHSD:

  • Edison High School
  • Fountain Valley High School
  • Huntington Beach High School
  • Marina High School
  • Ocean View High School
  • Westminster High School
  • *Coast High School
  • *Valley Vista High School

*Alternative Education Schools accepted by APA

Please Note: Intradistrict (in district) as well as interdistrict (out of district) transfers are possible as space permits. To attend APA, students must enroll in one of the comprehensive high schools in the Huntington Beach Union High School District, as per HBUHSD School Board policy.

APA Audition Timeline

Step 1



for the Academy

Where do you belong? Take a good, long look at each of APA's nine disciplines. Once you decide, begin completing the APA application.

APA Application

Step 2

If current APA students would like to change their major or add a minor, they may submit the Current APA Student Application.

Current APA Student Application
Change Major/Add Minor

Step 3



your application

Make sure your application is something you're proud of. Remember: all applications must be submitted to the APA office by Thursday, June 1st.

Step 4



our call

Our APA staff will relay your audition time with a parent or guardian. Expect a call!

Step 5



workshops are helpful

Get ready to give your best performance or interview — now is your time to shine! Register for workshops!

Register for Audition Workshops
Last updated 06/14/2023

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