Make Center for Creative Arts (CCA) a part of your future!

At CCA, you can major in:

Communications (Creative Writing)
Instrumental Music
Musical Theatre
Technical Theatre (high school only)
Visual Art
Vocal Performance

Check out our new virtual tour to learn more!

Due to the current health crisis, we are unable to offer in-person tours this school year. However, we are still so eager to share with you the magic of CCA! Our new virtual tour will give you a sneak peek into some of our fine arts classes, and you will hear from some of our amazing students and dedicated faculty. 

Sign up here to attend a virtual information session in January to learn more about CCA and the audition process.  


The HCS choice application is now available! Please note: CCA admission decisions are based upon auditions, rather than a lottery. However, we use the same general application as the lottery-based magnet schools.

To apply to CCA:

1. Submit your CCA enrollment application through your existing Parent Portal login account, or create an account if you are new to the district. If you would like to apply to CCA for more than one child, you must complete separate applications for each student.

Already enrolled at an HCDE school? Click here to log into your Parent Portal account. Then refer to the left sidebar and click on the "2020-21 Lottery Application" link.

New to the district and need to create a Parent Portal account? Start here: 

After your application is received, we will email you to make arrangements for your child's audition. 

3. Once all auditions have been completed, enrollment decisions will be made and families will be notified by February 15, 2021.

The deadline to apply for all Hamilton County choice schools is January 31, 2021


After CCA receives your application, we will contact you to make arrangements for your audition. Again, due to the COVID crisis, our audition process may look different this year than it has in years past. We are still solidifying our plans for an audition process that will be accessible, effective, and above all, safe for all participants.

We have launched a brand new CCA Auditions website to keep you abreast of all the latest audition information. This site includes details about how to prepare for an audition in your chosen fine arts discipline. And, because it is all online, we will be able to update it quickly if the COVID crisis in our community necessitates any modifications to our process. We hope you will take advantage of this comprehensive new resource as you prepare for your CCA audition!

For additional information, contact Sally White in the Fine Arts office: 423-498-7365 (option 6) or

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