The literary arts program helps each student develop a distinctive voice as a writer.
Students explore their own ideas and experiences through daily in-class writing. They study and work in all genres—poetry, fiction, and nonfiction—and read literature from diverse periods and cultures.
The literary arts program requires formalized study of literature, identifying literary movements, and placing them in social and historical context. Students participate in peer critique circles, read their work in a variety of public settings, and compile a collective anthology at the end of each school year. They have the opportunity to pursue creative projects of their own choosing. The goal of the literary arts program is to develop a supportive, constructive writing community. Graduates from the literary arts program not only have learned to effectively and creatively express themselves through writing, they have also learned to confidently present their writing in public and to submit work for publication. Our students learn to make their voices heard.
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Are you thinking Perpich Arts High School might be the place for you? It’s a big decision, we know. We would welcome a visit from you to learn more! Check our schedule for Information Sessions or contact Admissions to plan a shadow day.
“Perpich is the best school for me because it provides a diverse student population, artistic environment and academic opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else in the state.”
“My teachers encourage me to push myself outside of my comfort zone and to always strive to better my art, never settling for good enough.”
"Perpich is providing me with the opportunity to develop my art, and fulfill a potential which I might never have on my own. I decided to come to Perpich because I was an ugly duckling, and I’m glad I did because now I’m flying with the swans."
"For 17 years I’d carried the bulk of my children’s education myself. Sending the two oldest away to Perpich was a huge step of faith and I have not been disappointed. The teachers, in particular, have been fabulous!"
"[Perpich] was a hugely formative experience for me and I think gave me many of the tools to get to this point of, as you said, doing meaningful work that I love."