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  • Perpich Students Shine at Portfolio Day 2019

    On Monday, October 7, students at Perpich Arts High School participated in Portfolio Day, celebrating college and career readiness. For over 20 years each October, Perpich sponsors a Portfolio Day, offered in conjunction with a national portfolio day at Minneapolis College of Art and…

  • Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) Visits Perpich as a Guest Artist

    Orlando Hunter (Dance 2009) visited Perpich Arts High School as a guest artist for Dance and Theater students in mid-September. Hunter spent several days working with the students. He taught movement from the African diaspora, concentrating on the storytelling aspects while teaching movement from…

  • Perpich Junior selected for Access/Print Teen Mentorship Program at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

    Essence Young (Visual Arts 2021) has been selected as one of only three students for this fall’s ACCESS/PRINT Teen Mentorship Program at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Essence is the fifth Perpich student in the past four years to be selected for this fantastic program.


  • Dedication Day 2019

    Dedication Day 2019 was September 24. Dedication is a Perpich tradition where new students and faculty/staff are welcomed into the Perpich community. This year’s ceremony featured speeches from students in all six art areas (Noah Engebretson, Catherine Hinz, Anna Miller, Lucy Roberts-Niemann, Ash Wood,…

  • Katie Bush, Chalk Artist, leads hands-on workshop

    Chalk artist Katie Bush led a hands-on workshop with Perpich students and faculty on Friday, September 13, 2019.

    Bush is a freelance artist who specializes in 2D and 3D chalk art, hand lettering, sign painting, menu art, retail art, murals, and more. As part of…

  • Sonder: Perpich Studio Arts Summer Project Exhibition – September, 2019

    This exhibition features work from all visual and media arts students. Each student was asked to create a work of art over the summer. Themes explored include self-portraits: present and future, inner and outer and memory.
    Noun. sonder (uncountable) (neologism) The profound feeling of realizing…

  • Perpich Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

    Perpich Senior Mary Pfeifer has been named a National Merit Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Mary Pfeifer is a Visual Arts student from Rochester, Minnesota, and the daughter of Margaret and Eric Pfeifer.

    National Merit Semifinalists are determined by their performance on the Preliminary…

  • Dr. Charles Rick to be Interim Executive Director for the 19-20 school year

    We are happy to announce that we have a new member of the Perpich community. Dr. Charles Rick will serve as our interim executive director for the 2019-2020 school year. Charles’ start date will be 8/13/19.

    Dr. Rick holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from…

  • Conn McCartan to be Interim High School Principal for the 19-20 School Year

    We are happy to announce that we have a new member of the Perpich community. Conn McCartan will serve as our interim high school principal for the 19-20 school year. Conn’s start date was 8/5/19.

    Conn McCartan’s educational career spans 36 years. During that time,…