The All-City Performing Arts Program brings students in grades 3–12 from any CPS school (neighborhood, charter, contract, and options) together to perform and create within music, dance, and theater ensembles.

Students at beginning to advanced levels in their art forms are eligible for Regional Ensembles in music, theater and dance. Students who are accepted rehearse each Saturday during the fall semester at either Schurz High School (Northside) or Jones College Prep High School (Loop), receiving exceptional instruction from highly-qualified CPS teachers.* They go on to perform at a Regional Showcase on December 15, 2018.

Students from Regional Ensembles may be eligible for nomination to the All-­City Performing Arts Ensembles, who rehearse on Saturdays throughout the spring semester at Jones College Prep High School.* They go on to perform at a Spring Showcase at the Harris Theater for Music & Dance on May 19, 2019. Students who participate are eligible for scholarships to Columbia College.

*NOTE: Students will be given free breakfast and lunch during rehearsals beginning on October 6, 2018.