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.
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 unable to seat students in courses below those appropriate for their correct 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.
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
Download the Application for Admission which includes the Authorization for Release of School Records Form. These forms can be found here Application for Admission or picked up at the tour.
Fill out and submit the Application and the Release form. Applications must be filled out by a parent/guardian in INK.
An email confirming your application is complete and detailing the enrollment process will be sent to you when the application is received and reviewed.
Note: Homeschool applicants must submit:
• Copy of Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool (ARS15-802)
• Confirmation of registration as a Homeschool Student
• Grading Rubric
• Standardized Test Scores if available
• Transcript and/or report cards
• Birth Certificate
• Immunization Records or Waiver Form
• Hearing and Vision Records
• Special Education and/or 504 Records if any
• Note: Homeschool applicants will be tested pursuant to ASRS15-802, in order to determine the appropriate grade level for the educational placement of the child.
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.
Attend the first day of school. Students who do not attend the first day of school will be removed from the enrolled lists.
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.