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Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich lives, to show discipline, self-esteem, and to provide positive attributes and a love for self and others in a sense of community outreach through the use of arts and education.

Our Vision


Our vision is to provide a safe and fun learning environment, where children can reach their full potential through enriching opportunities.

Company Culture


The Performing Arts and Science Academy prides itself on its dedicated, team-oriented staff. Our staff is committed to building trust, confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline with our youth through engaging lessons and fun activities. Our staff members demonstrates PASA’s core values: COMPASSION, SAFETY, RESPECT, TEAMWORK, INNOVATION and INTEGRITY throughout the families and communities we serve.

Core Values


We genuinely care for our communities and children we serve and to ensure this value we maintain great community involvement and support.



Safety is our #1 priority at PASA. We strive to provide a safe and fun environment for all children, parents and staff at all times.



We pride ourselves on having respect for self and respect for others. We teach our children to be considerate and patient, to display pride, positive appearance and behavior.



Teamwork is one of our greatest characteristics at PASA. We believe it is very important to work together as a team to accomplish our goals. We also believe setting the perfect example for our students to understand the importance of making team decisions and working collaboratively can have a greater outcome.


At PASA we foster the "outside-of-the-box" way. We want our staff and students to have fun while teaching and learning. This help to incorporate a unorthodox style of thinking while cultivating leadership as a characteristic.


Integrity is one of the utmost important values we demonstrate on a regular basis. We believe trust, responsibility and respectfulness is key in life and we ensure all of our staff members and students will display integrity at its highest. 

Our History

In 1996, The Justine Roberts Performing Arts Academy, owned and operated by Justine Roberts, opens its doors, offering artistic dance programming to children and youth. Program name was changed to the Performing Arts and Science Academy (PASA) and the organization achieves 501c3 non-profit status in 2010 with the future planning of adding a science component. In 2012, The STEAM program is implemented expanding the program’s focus to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. During the summer of 2014, PASA received a grant from Duke Energy to build their own flight simulator. The Aerospace Flight Simulator program was in full swing by August, following the creation of a flight simulator and we took our first mission.​As of today, success in the program has expanded operations to After-school and Summer programs serving children and youth ages 5-17.  After-school participation has exceeded our goals and brought in 190 participants, recurring and new and our summer participation is currently exceeding 200 participants.

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