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Admission Policies & Application Process

Metro Arts admits new students who submit a 100% completed application on a first-come first-served basis. Enrollment is subject to grade level availability.


Open Application begins every school year in September on the date of our first Drop-In School Tour and continues until the end of November. During the Open Application period siblings are given preference, but must complete the application process by the last business day in November. 


Students are accepted on a first-come first-served basis with a date specific place determined by the day their application is complete.  Applications are accepted from mid-September up to the end of July for the coming school year.


Metro Arts is a college prep school and is designed for students who are serious about both academics and the arts. Spaces in the 7th and 9th grades have the greatest availability each year; all grades tend to fill quickly.


Special Notes:


Metro Arts is a college preparatory school. We encourage all applicants to apply to enter at the grade level appropriate for their graduation year. Due to scheduling limitations and high admissions numbers, Metro is usually unable to seat students in courses below those appropriate for their correct cohort year.


According to statute A.R.S. § 15-184(I) Metro Arts may refuse to admit any pupil who has been expelled from another educational institution or who is in the process of being expelled from another educational institution.



The following Steps Outline the Application Process


We recommend that students and parents attend one of our Drop-In (no appointment needed) group tours. Click on the "School Tour Dates" link for dates. School Tour Dates


Complete our Online Application for Admission. This online application can also be completed at our school at the conclusion of our tour.


A confirmation that your application is complete will be sent to you via email when the application is received and reviewed. This email will also include details for the enrollment process.


A confirmation of enrollment email will be sent by the Admissions Director when a space becomes available in the grade level requested. The email will give you a date by which you must confirm your enrollment.


You will receive a registration packet with a proof of residency form and other required paperwork to be returned to Metro Arts. 


New Student Orientation : This will be held in early/mid June.

Important Notes:

1. Metro Arts keeps a waiting list for each grade level until the first day of school. On the first day of school the waiting list is no longer active. Waitlisted students still interested in attending Metro Arts must reapply after the first tour in September for the following year and follow the same process outlined above. We do not save applications from previous years once the school year has begun.


2. Homeschool applicants must submit:

• Copy of Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool (A.R.S. §15-802)

• Confirmation of  registration as a Homeschool Student

• Birth Certificate or other reliable proof of the pupil's identity and age, per A.R.S. §15-828


• Note: Homeschool applicants will be tested pursuant to A.R.S. §15-802, in order to determine the appropriate grade level for the educational placement of the child.


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