Center for the Arts

What is the Center for the Arts?

The Center for the Arts at Cypress Lake High School, an "Arts Achieve Model School," was created in 1994 to offer an enriched arts education for students with a passion and talent in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, and media arts. The program is designed to develop both the artistic and academic skills of students in order to help them achieve their personal goals.

Students graduating with a certificate from the Center for the Arts at Cypress Lake High School take with them an unparalleled appreciation for life and the arts, filled with critical thinking skills as well as problem-solving techniques. They are ready to become contributing citizens to our ever-changing world.

Our Center for the Arts teachers are highly qualified in their field, with numerous additional degrees and years of experience, meeting the needs of Cypress Lake High School's student population. All works created under the direction of Center for the Arts teachers are professional, unique, and considered some of the finest in Florida and other arts schools throughout the nation.

Arts Programs Application Walkthrough Video Tutorial



Audition Requirements and Application

Calendar of Events


Center of the Arts Staff


 Adam Kurtz  Assistant Principal  [email protected]
 Sarah Thornburg  Dance Instructor  [email protected]
 Nancy Burnham  Dance Instructor  [email protected]
 Angela Amos  Media Instructor   [email protected]
 Randy Webb  Band Director   [email protected]
 Kayla Lisa  Strings Director   [email protected]
 Gary Stroh  Vocal Director  [email protected]
 Carmen Crussard Theatre Director  [email protected]
 Trish Bonwell Art Instructor   [email protected]
 Elodie Cotton Art Instructor   [email protected]
 Marguerite Petcher Art Instructor   [email protected]
 Timothy Smith Art Instructor   [email protected]


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