PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS CENTER
The Performing and Visual Arts Center, commonly known as "PAVAC," has been housed at Miami Northwestern since the 1974-1975 school year. It was initially opened to secondary level students from all Dade County Public Schools. It is the oldest performing and visual arts program in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The curriculum includes art, dance, drama, and music. These performing arts students provides a cultural, lyceum type features for the Northwestern community, as well as for numerous community-based organizations throughout the county and state. PAVAC auditions are typically held in late January throughout early February each school year. Students can apply on line or call Ms. Argentha Richards, PAVAC Artistic Director (305) 836-0991 or Mr. Chad Norton, Department Chairperson at (305)836-0991 ext. 2263 for more information.