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Apply to the CCA /Arts Magnet program (updated 3/30/21)

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. 

*****UPDATE: The official due date for applications has been pushed to Thursday, April 1st by the end of the day. We hope this change will allow any of you who feel like you missed the deadline but are still interested in joining the CCA to still have a chance to join our program at IHS*****

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 19th 2021. 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 2020/21 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.

In lieu of the interview/audition opportunity for prospective CCA students, the application provides an opportunity students to include with their application materials an introduction video. Students can tell us a little about who they are, a little about their personal art history, and share a little of their art with us. This is an OPTIONAL component to the application process.


Questions? Please see the FAQ or email:

Tully Mintey at and Krista Avon at 


Thank you for your interest, and good luck!