In this section, you will find frequently asked questions (and their answers) regarding Perpich Arts High School's application process, on everything from applying to admissions reviews. To access different sections of the FAQ, select from the options below "Admissions FAQ" on the left side navigation.

How can I find out more about Perpich Arts High School?

When you consider applying to Perpich, you have several ways to find out more about the school:

  • Explore our website and social media.
  • Attend an information session. These are held several times in the fall and winter. Check the calendar to see if they have been scheduled for the coming year.
  • Arrange to shadow a current student in the arts area of our choosing. We accept shadows who are 9th graders and older.
  • Arrange for a tour of the school.

How do I apply to Perpich?

What do I need to apply?

The application consists of the following required elements:
  1. The application form
  2. Short Answer Questions
  3. Academic recommendation
  4. Transcript, grade 9 to present, with current class schedule
  5. Release of Information

May I apply in more than one arts area?

You should choose only one arts area in which to apply. If you are struggling to choose, you may shadow at Perpich in those areas you are considering to help you determine which one is the best fit for you. Appeals to this rule may be made but are discouraged. You may not mark two areas without permission and must note that permission was granted on your application. Contact admissions for permission. Under no circumstances may more than two areas be marked. 

Should I send my portfolio or DVDs/CDs with the application?

No, if you are accepted for the next step of application, the admission review, you will receive instructions about bringing/submitting samples of your work/performances.

"My admission review took place in 1996, yet I remember it pretty clearly today! I was incredibly nervous as I was warming up, and terrified I was about to make a fool out of myself. What happened next? I had the time of my life. The class was fun, creative and there was much laughter. I was asked questions by the panel which allowed me to express myself freely in ways I felt I could not at my old high school. I left feeling like I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I still dance professionally today. I am so grateful to the arts high school admission review day for making such a huge impact on my life."
-Matthew Wagner, '98, dance