Q: When are auditions usually held?

A: Auditions usually take place during the months of October and November. Please see your school counselor or visit our website for more information.

Q: Has anyone famous ever graduated from BAVPA?

A: We are proud to claim many very successful alumnae, including Jessie L. Martin (Law & Order, RENT), Ani DiFranco (recording artist, founder of Righteous Babe Record label and "Babeville"), Claudine Ewing (WGRZ-TV), Pete Gallivan (WGRZ-TV), Stefan Mychajliw (former TV reporter for WGRZ/WKBW, former Public Relations Officer for BPS), Ramona Thomas-Reynolds (Principal of MLK Multicultural Institute), Jody Covington (Principal at Arts Academy), Carmen Intorre (percussionist/drummer, graduate of Juilliard School of Music), George Davis (current music teacher at Arts Academy), Nicole Jones (current dance teacher at Arts Academy), and many more.

 Q: Do you offer accelerated courses?

A: Yes. Students invited for participation in our accelerated program take advanced studies beginning in grade 7. During 8th grade, accelerated student take honors level courses including Integrated Algebra and Living Environment.

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School Type:  Criteria-based

Grades: 5-12

Board District: Central 

Principal: Jody Covington

Uniforms: None

School Population:  837

2012 Scholarships:  $1,669,588(Dollar Amount)

NYS School Report Card: 2013-14

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PS 192 Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts 
450 Masten Ave., Buffalo 14209 
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Grades: 5-12 • Hours: 7:50-2:44
Principal: Jody Covington