Applying to Arts High Schools in Maryland:
There is one public arts high school located in Baltimore City: Baltimore School for the Arts. Information about applying to BSA can be found at 443-642-5167 or www.bsfa.org/admissions/overview.
- Deadline is November 30, 2012 (8th or 9th graders may apply.)
- Students may audition in one (1) or two (2) art areas: Dance, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Theatre (acting), Theatre (production), Visual Arts.
- Students who do not reside in Baltimore City must pay tuition.
Several great public arts magnet high schools are located in Baltimore County including George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology, Chesapeake High School STEM, Lansdowne High School Academy, and Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts. Baltimore County has a very informative website at http://www.bcps.org/offices/omp/pdf/HS-Magnet-Application-and-Brochure.pdf which clearly explains the process for interested students/parents. The number listed on the site is 410-887-4127.
- Deadline is November 30, 2012
- Students may select one magnet area per school and may select up to three schools on the application.
- Certified mail is recommended to ensure an application was delivered on time (with proof if you need it.)
- Admission into a program does not guarantee that transportation will be provided.
Other Maryland counties:
Maryland has 24 counties (including Baltimore City) and if you/your student are interested in applying to a public arts high school – your first call should be to your local Board of Education. Each county’s Board of Education has specific information for their county. HFI is working to add more information to this document – if you have trouble getting the information you need, please contact Hippodrome Foundation’s Education Director Barb Wirsing, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help as we can.
Hippodrome Foundation Inc. (HFI’s) commitment is to increase access to the arts for those living in Maryland through education and outreach programs. The foundation’s primary target is students.