To our wonderful SCPA Class of 2020...
Senior AWARD information
All SCPA graduating Seniors will receive a Certificate (with their diploma)
All SCPA graduating Seniors that met the requirements will also receive the SCPA Medallion*
All SCPA graduating Seniors that earned the SCPA Medallion* with a 3.0 GPA or above will also receive the SCPA Seal (the seal - SCPA "Graduate of Distinction" is inside your senior envelope, we don't put it on the diploma, we let you decide where)
SCPA Honor graduates are students that earned the SCPA Medallion and Seal, and demonstrate high artistic achievement. These students will be gifted the SCPA sash.
Special note*: due to the circumstances we will not have all of the medallions until sometime in July, you will be notified.
The SCPA teachers wanted to share some thoughts with you...
Strive to make every decision with vision of what could be and not out of fear of what might happen!
Be wise. Be kind. Be active. Be thankful for the smallest blessings. Forgive yourself and others. Do your best, always. Look for the good and beautiful all around you.
Dear Orchestra students: you all have meant so much to our program and so much to me over the years. I will miss each of each and all of you—PLEASE VISIT! Work hard. Stay safe. All the Best! Mr. B.
Strive to reach your goals and ambitions. Be consistent, stay organized, and follow through. Be a good listener, be kind, and help others. Enjoy the journey and maintain your good character. Best of luck!
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. ” ― Martha Graham
We read and listen to music to know we are not alone. Music is like water, it moves and touches all those around it. As a musician, you have moved those around you in some way or form.
To SENIORS! Congratulations on your well-deserved success! Things did not happen how we all wanted to this year, your accomplishments are still valued by many of us teachers and your family members. Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure!
SEEK PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION--Aim for steady improvement, set reasonable goals for yourself.
Best wishes to all 2020 Senior piano students! I'm sorry we couldn't work together this spring. I will miss you all!
Carry the same passion that you have had throughout your high school dance career with you in everything you do and you will forever be as successful as you aim to be. Good luck in all you do graduates.
PLAY HARD, HAVE FUN--When you finally hit the stage--the hard work of preparation is done--do your best, share the joy.
Congratulations class of 2020!
From the HOG Master...
Visual Art Senior Tribute...
Kassandra Vogel - $1000
Megan Wills - $1000
Elizabeth Anderson - $1000
Mercedes Rockin - $500
Frieda Sanchez - $500
Bruno Bello - $300
Anthony Zepeda - $300
Max Akerlundh - $300
Michael Salon - $300
Allison Simon - $300
The Jack Tygett Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Jack Tygett and his strong belief in the arts! Jack Tygett was an amazing man who was an inspiration to thousands of students in the Sweetwater district as well as an icon in the San Diego theater community. He worked tirelessly, along with his colleagues, to create the SCPA program for the Sweetwater District, and his expertise in theater arts contributed immensely to the success of this model Arts program over a span of nearly 30 years.
In addition to his incredible teaching career, Mr. Tygett had a professional career on stage and screen, dancing in over 30 movies, including "Mary Poppins" and "Oklahoma," and with the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Fred Astaire. He was also a professional director and choreographer, sharing his talents and wealth of experience with the Old Globe, Starlight, Moonlight, Lawrence Welk, and La Jolla Stage Company Theaters. Mr. Tygett was instrumental in starting the Musical Theater program at USIU, which drew talented students from all over the country, including Jamie Fox. Jack Tygett was originally hired as the first dance teacher at Del Rey High School in 1976, and was one of the major forces behind the big SUHSD summer musical productions. Some of the words used to describe this man by all who knew him include - gracious, kind, humble, caring, positive, appreciative, rigorous, energetic, professional, motivating and generous with his time. He was a person who gave much of himself to the Sweetwater district and never asked for or expected anything in return. He was the "heartbeat" of the SCPA from the very beginning and his memory still touches us with his kind and gentle spirit. We are proud to have our PAC named after him and it is a privilege to be able to offer scholarships to young aspiring artists in his honor!