The CPS Department of Arts Education & Wells Community Academy High School partner to present RE:ALIZE, the premier early college arts program in Chicago. Drawing Juniors and Seniors without robust arts access at their home schools to City Colleges and the Wells campus, RE:ALIZE provides a two-year sequence of standards-based, culturally-relevant, rigorous coursework and offers pathways in Dance, Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts.
All-City Performing Arts
The All-City Performing Arts Program (ACPA) is one of the oldest traditions in CPS, going into its 58th year. Any CPS student in grades 3–12 at beginning to advanced levels in their art forms are eligible to join districtwide music, theater and dance ensembles.
Arts Student Voice Committee
The Arts Student Voice Committee (ASVC) is a diverse group of CPS high school students who work with the Department of Arts Education (DAE) team to discuss, create, and execute strategies for improving arts education in Chicago Public Schools.