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Apply to the CCA /Arts Magnet program

The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Magnet in association with Center for Creative Arts (CCA) is open to all students wanting to come to IHS who have an honest and active interest in the arts.  Because IHS is a VAPA Magnet school, arts inclined/interested students outside of the IHS attendance area boundaries may come to IHS as prospective members of the CCA. 

TRANSFERING TO IRVINGTON TO JOIN THE CCA IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO LIVE WITHIN FREMONT AND THE FUSD BOUNDARIES.  Students attending private schools within FUSD can ONLY apply to the CCA if they live in Fremont city boundaries. 

The official due date for applications is Friday, March 18th by 4pm

Here's how to apply for the CCA:
If you DO NOT live within the Irvington attendance area boundaries but reside in fremont, use the MAGNET APPLICATION link below and email all application materials to and

If you DO live within the Irvington attendance area boundaries, and would like to join the Center for Creative Arts family, please use the INTERNAL application listed below and email all application materials to and

**Make sure that when you are filling out your registration materials to mark the CCA Family or CCA Honors box

Reminder: the application deadline, set by the District, is Friday, March 18th 2022. Please also note that we can ONLY accept applications submitted by email; we are no longer accepting physical application packets or physical artistic evidence.

**Due to the safety measures being taken in light of the pandemic, there will be no opportunities during the 2021/22 school year for prospective students being allowed to shadow current CCA students at IHS.

The application review and approval time frame roughly takes 2 weeks for processing the student apps.

There is an informal audition/introductory interview available to incoming students.

This opportunity will take place after 1-2 weeks of the deadline and students who opt for this opportunity (see the application) will be directly contacted and scheduled


Questions? Please see the FAQ or email:

Tully Mintey at and Krista Avon at


Thank you for your interest, and good luck!