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Admission Process

Metro Arts enrolls eligible new students who submit a timely application on a first come first served basis. Admission is subject to program and grade level availability.

Open Enrollment begins every school year in September on the date of our first Drop-In School Tour and continues until the end of November. Students are accepted on a first come first served basis with a date specific place determined by the day their application is complete. During the open enrollment period siblings are given preference but must complete the entire application process.

Metro Arts is a college prep school and is designed for students who are serious about both academics and the arts. A demonstrated capacity for serious academics, arts, and good character are basic to Metro's mission and essential for success. Students uninterested in living up to these requirements should seek enrollment elsewhere. Spaces in any given class for the next year at Metro Arts are usually filled by the end of February.

"Eligibility" means students who are working at grade level as determined by previous standardized tests, previous school evaluations, and Metro Arts skill assessments. The administration has the sole authority to place the student at the appropriate grade level for both arts and academic classes.

Special Notes:
7th - 12th Grade Applicants: 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 place students in courses other than those appropriate for their correct cohort year. Please note: We are not usually able to create a schedule for students who have failed core academic classes and are therefore not part of their cohort year.

Students with a D grade in any core academic course will be tested to determine proper placement as part of the enrollment process, unless the student has retaken the course and received a grade of C or better. Please note: It is unlikely Metro will be able to create a viable schedule for a student who does not place into the courses that are expected to be taken with his or her cohort year.