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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 2016-17 school year after the first information session on Oct. 24. Links for the application form will be activated at that time.The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2016.
- 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.
To complete the application, simply print off the application and follow the instructions included in it.
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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."