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  • Perpich Arts High School Graduation 2022

    May 27, 2022

    The Perpich Arts High School Class of 2022 graduated on May 27 in a ceremony at Ted Mann Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus. The ceremony was also livestreamed on Facebook. Perpich is proud to announce that 100% of the Class…

  • A Note from Conn McCartan on the Start of the 2021-2022 School Year

    August 23, 2021

    As I write this, I am most anxious to start the school year. I choose the word anxious intentionally. There is so much to look forward to as the school year begins. We have a student body that is 40% larger than…

  • Perpich Arts High School Graduation 2021

    May 28, 2021

    The Perpich Arts High School Class of 2021 graduated on the Perpich campus on May 28 in a series of three ceremonies that were also live streamed on Facebook. Perpich is proud to announce that 100% of the Class of 2021 graduated….

  • Ryan McCartan Speaks During Wellness Wednesday

    Ryan McCartan virtually speaks to Perpich students on March 10, 2021.

    March 10, 2021

    Actor and musician, Ryan McCartan, spoke to Perpich students on March 10th as part of the school’s “Wellness Wednesdays” program. He spoke to the students about the intersection…

  • A note from Conn McCartan, Perpich Arts High School Principal – November 6, 2020

    November 6, 2020

    Perpich Community,
    Perpich Arts High School will be shifting our learning model to all distance learning starting on Monday, November 9th. No classes will be held on Thursday, November 12th and Friday, November 13th. These days are to prepare for the full distance learning…

  • Minnesota Principals Week October 5-11, 2020

    October 8, 2020

    Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed October 5-11 as Principals Week! Principals lead our school communities to provide a high-quality education for each student in a welcoming environment. Thank you to all of Minnesota’s principals for their dedicated work for our students! #ThankAPrincipal


  • Conn McCartan Receives Fine Arts Recognition

    June 17, 2020

    Conn McCartan, Perpich Arts High School Principal, was honored with the Em Stark Dedication Award from Eden Prairie High School. The award is given annually by Eden Prairie Fine Arts faculty to a staff member who demonstrated a commitment to the arts…

  • A letter to Perpich Students and Families on the Death of George Floyd

    May 28, 2020

    Dear Perpich Arts High School Community,

    It is not often that words escape me, but I am struggling to come up with the appropriate message a leader should deliver in a time such as this. The death of George Floyd has left me…

  • Common Ex with Ryan McCartan

    April 27, 2020

    On Monday, April 27, over 100 students and Perpich faculty joined a video call with Ryan McCartan, the son of Conn McCartan. McCartan is currently back in Minnesota after Broadway closed due to COVID-19.

    Ryan McCartan currently plays Hans in Frozen. In 2018,…