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CAA High School: Pro Gallery


Grades 10 to 12

Interested in learning more?  Drop by and meet with our staff and tour the school.

Open House

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Erickson Centre, Calgary Stampede Youth Campus

640 - 14 Avenue SE

If you have questions, please contact Cathy Braun, Registrar at or (403) 532-3020 Ext. 4372.

Calgary Arts Academy is growing! We are excited to open our High School Program to a limited number of students not currently attending CAA. Calgary Arts Academy received approval for our High School Program in 2020. In August 2020 we started with Year 10 students, expanded to Year 10 and 11 in 2021 and we are now excited to celebrate our first Year 12 graduating class in June 2023! 


CAA High School Erickson Centre, Calgary Stampede Youth Campus, is located just outside of East Village, the heart of the revitalized Arts District. Our students enjoy modern facilities at our Erickson Centre located at Stampede Park, with access to professional dance, theatre, and musical studios in the TransAlta Performing Arts building.

As an innovative, progressive public charter school, our high school program is recognized for our academic excellence offering the courses required for students to receive their Alberta High School Diploma.

Students with a demonstrated sincere interest in the arts are welcome to apply to Calgary Arts Academy.



Our options are focused on the five fine arts: music, visual art, dance, drama and literary arts.  Students specialize in two chosen art forms, while learning to collaborate across disciplines.  Fine arts courses are taught by artist specialists, who are practicing artists in their area of expertise.


Starting in Year 10, students have mentorship opportunities with prominent arts leaders and arts organizations within the local arts community. This is in addition to their regular timetable.
Students can receive their Fine Arts Distinction Award by completing 30 credits in the arts, and the Leadership in the Arts (LDC3458) course.


Explore your art form more deeply. Students are encouraged to complete a special projects course, where they can experience self-directed study in an area of their passion.

CAA High School: Programs

Students who find success in our program:

- are highly motivated and independent learners
- are resilient and flexible
- thrive in a fast-paced and rigorous program
- challenge themselves artistically
- commit to and understand CAA's pillars

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Students with a demonstrated sincere interest in the arts are welcome to apply to Calgary Arts Academy.

Click here to download the Year 10 to 12 application.

In addition to the completed application, the following documents are required:

- A copy of your child’s birth certificate or Citizenship Document

- A copy of your child’s most recent report card.

- Copies of any relevant education documents, such as IPPs and Specialized Assessments.

- 1 page student reflection (see Page 4 of the application.)

- $50.00 admin fee, payable by credit card over the phone or by e-transfer (no Amex, please.)

Email your completed application and required supporting documents to:

- Your submission will be reviewed, and we will contact you if there are any missing elements.
- All complete applications are date and time stamped upon receipt.
- You will be contacted with an offer dependent on enrolment eligibility and the space available per grade.
- Should a grade be full, your application will be prioritized on the waitlist according to date and time received.

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Student Audition and Interview Information

When a student's name is near the top of the wait list, you will be contacted to schedule an audition and interview.

Current and new students applying to our high school program will be required to audition in two art forms. 

All students are asked to audition to:

  • Help build their confidence.

  • Share their passion for the arts.

  • Gain experience with audition and interview processes.

  • Share why they want to attend CAA for high school.

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