AFA News

December 2019

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Final Shadow Day Before Applications are Due is Wed Jan 15th

Our final shadow day before applications are due this year is Wed Jan 15th. Applications for next year are due Jan 24th. Current AFA students do not need to reapply.

Please think about who would enjoy the AFA experience and encourage them to register for a shadow day at

Congratulations AFA Dance!

AFA Dance was selected to open the Maryland Public High School Dance Festival Showcase with their piece Alien Episodes! This is a great honor as only a few schools from the state were selected to perform! Keep up the great work!

Attendance and Grade Policy Reminder

As we near the end of the semester it is important to review some important policies. Please look over our attendance and grade requirements. Students in violation of these requirements will receive a warning letter followed by probation or removal from the AFA if improvement is not made.

Our students are expected to adhere to the following attendance policy:

· All AFA students are expected to be on school property by 7:30am. Students who use morning transportation are expected to be at their home high schools by 7:30am to catch the morning shuttle. All staff have a list of morning shuttle riders and bus arrival times so that attendance can be taken fairly. Students who drive themselves or are dropped off must be in their classroom by 7:30am.

· Students with more than five unlawful absences in any 9‑week grading period will automatically fail for that grading period.

Excessive tardiness (3 or more in a 9 week grading period) will result in administrative intervention and may result in removal from the Academy for the Fine Arts.

AFA Students must meet the following grading expectations to remain in the program:

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA overall
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in AFA courses
A final grade of an F in any AFA course is prohibited

AFA Cabaret is March 19th!

Mark your calendars for our next collaborative showcase, the AFA Cabaret! In this showcase, students will work together to put on an interactive variety show that pertains to a specific time period. Students will find out more info after break, but you won't want to miss it!

Upcoming Events

Friday December 20th

  • Midterm

Friday January 3rd

  • AFA Dance at State High School Dance Festival

Friday and Saturday Jan 10th and 11th

  • AFA Theatre presents Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Wednesday January 15th

  • Final Shadow Day before applications are due

Friday January 24th

  • AFA Applications due for new applicants

Tuesday January 28th

  • End of Semester

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