Recent News

  • 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards

    We are very pleased to announce the 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards! Congratulations to the Perpich Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention award winners and our hard working and inspiring teachers! With this list of impressive students, Perpich ranks in the top 3…

  • FY21 Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Network Application Now Available

    Perpich Center for Arts Education’s Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Network is now accepting applications for FY21!

    Teachers in the RAT-L network participate in ongoing professional development in both leadership and effective teaching. They apply their learning through implementing an annual leadership plan to advance arts education…

  • Columbia Heights Hosts CAPP Strategic Planning Workshop

    Columbia Heights Public Schools hosted a strategic planning workshop on Tuesday, Nov 5th. Arts educators from Columbia Heights gathered to discuss the future of arts education in the district.

    The Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) is working with eight school districts for the next two…

  • Studio Arts Students Present Threshold: A Curriculum Exhibition

    Perpich Arts High School Media & Visual Arts students presented Threshold: A Curriculum Exhibition on November 7, 2019. The exhibit featured work made in classes during Quarter One. A wide range of work was represented: drawings, prints, sculptures, paintings, animations, digital art, photography, video, and…

  • MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change – November 6, 2019

    Perpich Arts High School students invited the community to MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change on November 6, 2019. Students responded to climate change through Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Spoken Word, and Music. The event was designed to coincide with the Santiago Climate…

  • Music Students Perform Sound Works Fall Concert

    The Performance Hall was packed on October 30, 2019 for the Sound Works 1 concert, featuring Music students from Perpich. The audience was treated to an eclectic selection of performances, with everything from Mozart to Patsy Cline, from Radiohead to original works, from ensembles to…

  • Tyler Jensen (Media Arts 2003) Shares New Documentary with Perpich Students

    Tyler Jensen & Tory Peterson

    Tyler Jensen (Media Arts 2003) visited with Perpich students on October 21st, 2019, as part of our Common Experience program. Jensen was in town promoting his new documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street which…

  • CAPP Co-Chairs Kick Off Two-Year Program

    The Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) recently held its Kickoff Conference for the eight participating school districts: Bemidji Area Schools, Columbia Heights Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Pine City Public Schools, Proctor Public Schools, South St. Paul Public Schools, St. James Public Schools, and…

  • Lisa Swenson (Literary Arts 1996) receives the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

    Lisa Swenson (Literary Arts 1996) has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Swenson teaches sixth grade science at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana. The award is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering, and…