Students must apply in order to attend 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 October 1. Please reach out to Anne Johnson, Admissions, for more information. Information session details and application information for the following school year will be available in the fall.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
Second Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
After March 15: Applications considered on an individual basis, where space remains available in select art areas. Please contact Anne Johnson, Admissions or at 763-279-4195.
To fill in the application by hand, print the following pdf file: APPLICATION & ACADEMIC RECOMMENDATION
To fill in the application online, download the following files: (requires Microsoft Word)
The application consists of the following required elements:
- The Application Form
- Short Answer Questions
- Release of Information
- Academic Recommendation (Optional: you may include additional recommendations)
- Transcript, grade 9 to present, with current class schedule
- Attendance Record, grade 9 to present
The application form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
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“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."