Students must apply to go to Perpich Arts High School. While it is a public high school, students cannot transfer from other schools at will.

We will begin accepting applications for the next school year after the first information session in October. Links for the application form will be activated at that time. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year has passed. Please reach out to Anne Johnson, Admissions Coordinator, for more information. Information session and application information for the 2019-2020 school year will be available in the fall.

The application consists of four elements. Each is required:
  • The application form
  • A brief essay of approximately 500 words, typed double-spaced, describing your experience and goals as an artist, an experience of working in a group and independently, your three best qualities and a description of what you would like to contribute to the arts high school
  • A letter/email of recommendation from an academic teacher at your current high school 
  • Your unofficial school transcript(s) showing your high school records to date

You may include optional additional recommendations.

The application form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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An alum talks about admission reviews  . . .

Lizzie Stelten, who graduated in literary arts in 2009 and now goes by her roller derby name, Elly Fiasco, remembers that before her admission review she "was not only convinced I wouldn't make it but absolutely terrified of being mocked [as I left the review]. I thought of myself not as an artist, but as a hobbyist. My advice is to think of the review not as a test but as an opportunity to share who you are. Remember, Perpich is not looking for refined perfection, but for a passionate and creative student who will benefit from and also enrich the Perpich community."