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Academy for Performing and Visual Arts at Heritage High School, Logo and Header, 2400 Granade Road, Conyers, GA 30094, 770-483-5428,

AcProgram Overview

The Academy for Performing and Visual Arts at Heritage High School was founded in 2014 for students with exceptional talent in the arts. Its goal is to develop and nurture talented young artists for successful vocations, avocations and advocacy in the arts through extensive training programs and classes in dance, drama or technical theatre, instrumental music, visual arts, and vocal music while maintaining high academic achievement. The Academy for Performing and Visual Arts faculty views academics and the arts as equally important and is committed to developing lifelong learners and arts advocates.

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Components for Student Success

Each accepted student is enrolled in a major:
Vocal Music
Instrumental Music
Technical Theatre
Visual Arts

Students study in their major concentration area for two class periods each semester.  They are expected to remain in the program every semester of their high school careers.  Students are actively involved in extracurricular performances and are given the opportunity to work with top professionals in the arts from the Atlanta area and throughout the United States. 


RCPS will use an electronic application process for 2022 - 2023 School Choice programs. No paper applications will be accepted. Students may apply for one School Choice program only for the 2022 - 2023 school year. The application window is November 11 - December 9, 2022. The online application will be available on the district website at
Only complete applications will be accepted.

Eligibility Criteria
• Students must meet the student registration requirements for Rockdale County Public Schools. 

• Students who change schools after day one of their 9th grade year may not be eligible for varsity sports, literary competitions or One Act Play.  All GHSA eligibility rules apply for all programs.

• Students and parents must agree to the Choice contract.