Preview Days

November 3, 2016, November 7, 2016, November 11, 2016, November 14, 2016 and November 17, 2016
for current 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Welcome to DSA Preview

Choosing the right school can be a big decision.  We want to help you make the best choice possible.  DSA Preview offers prospective students and parents the opportunity to learn more about Denver School of the Arts, the academics, the arts as well as having an opportunity to look inside the classrooms. DSA Preview is an excellent opportunity for students to ask questions about classes, major requirements and extracurricular activities, etc.

DSA Preview is NOT part of the audition process.  Coming to DSA Preview does not secure you an audition spot.  This is simply a time to tour the school, listen to the principal and hear from current DSA parents.  Audition information is given at the November/December mandatory pre-audition meetings.  Look under the Admissions tab on the DSA website (dsa.dpsk12.org) for online application window and the dates/times for the November/December 2016 mandatory pre audition meetings.

Why don’t we offer DSA Preview in the spring?  DSA is an audition-only school.  The DSA online application window is from October 10, 2016 – November 18, 2016 at noon.  The mandatory pre audition meetings are on November 28 – December 1.  Each major’s specific date for their pre audition meeting is listed on the admissions page.  Auditions are held in January 2017.  Students will find out their acceptance status at the end of January.  There are no DSA Preview days in the spring since auditions are complete for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Current 8th grade students:  Sign up for the AM Session OR the PM session.  Do not sign up for both.


DSA Preview is split into 2 parts:

AM Session – current 5th – 8th graders
Space is limited to 125 families per visit.

7:20 – 7:40        Students and parents arrive at DSA.  Students/parents may walk the halls and watch the “DSA life” as our students arrive at school

7:40 – 8:30        Parents/students visit with the DSA administration in theatre

8:30 – 9:30        Students/parents will be split into major groups.  A parent representative will lead each group from that major.  With the assistance of parent volunteers, you will go and visit academic classrooms as well as the classrooms of the major art forms

How to schedule an AM Preview (current 5 – 8 graders)
We will take the first 125 online applications for each day.  We ask that families only sign up once to allow the opportunity for other families to participate.  Once you’ve signed up, you’re in.  We do not call/email to confirm your seat at Preview.  We will see you on your DSA Preview day.

Sign up here
PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE MAJOR.
Your parent ambassador can tour you in multiple majors if you ask.

November 3 – grades 5 – 8 – full
November 7 – grades 5 – 8 – full
November 11 – grades 5 – 8 – full
November 14 – grades 5 – 8 – full
November 17 – grades 5 – 8 – full

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PM Session – current 8th – 11th graders
Space is limited to 35 students per day

Because all of our arts classes for high school students do not happen on the same block, there are 2 different schedules for Preview Day PM.

Entering:
Band – grades 9 – 12
Orchestra – grades 9 – 12
Vocal Music – grades 9 – 12
Video Cinema Arts – grades 9 – 12
Piano – grades 9 – 12
Guitar – grades 9 – 12

Theatre – grades 11 – 12
Stagecraft & Design – grades 11 – 12
Creative Writing – grades 10 – 12
Visual Arts – grades 10 – 12Dance – grades 10 – 12

At home            Eat lunch before you arrive to DSA

12:25                Students (parents are also welcome to come to the first part of this visit) arrive at DSA. Our high school lunch begins at 12:35 pm. We suggest you are parked and inside before students are released to lunch.   You will proceed to the Concert Hall.

12:35 – 1:10     Parents/students visit with the DSA administration in theatre

1:10 – 1:20       Visiting students will receive their “match” – a DSA ambassador – for the afternoon

1:20 – 2:55       Students only will attend one 95 minute full arts class of the major they are interested in.  They will attend with their ambassador which they were matched with at 1:10 pm.

3:00 pm             Student will be ready for parent pickup in front of the school

Entering:
Visual Arts – 9th grade
Creative Writing – 9th grade
Stagecraft and Design – 9th or 10th grade
Dance – 9th grade
Theatre – 9th or 10th grade

10:45 am           Students arrive in the main office
10:45 – 10:55    Students receive the DSA student ambassador match (done in the main office
11:00 – 12:35     Students only will attend one 95 minute full arts class of the major they are interested in.  They will attend with their ambassador which they were matched with at 10:45 am.

12:35 – 1:10     Parents/students visit with the DSA administration in theatre.  Parents – you are welcome to join in the theatre at this time to hear from the principal

1:10                Parents/students are free to go home

How to schedule a PM Preview (current 8 – 12 graders)
We limit each PM Preview Day to 35 families. We ask that families only sign up once to allow the opportunity for other families to participate.  Once you’ve signed up, you’re in.  We do not call/email to confirm your seat at the Preview.  We will see you on your DSA Preview day.

Sign up here
PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE MAJOR.

November 3 – grades 8 -11 – full
November 7 – grades 8 -11 – full
November 11 – grades 8 -11 – full
November 14 – grades 8 -11 – full
November 17 – grades 8 -11 – full

Choosing DSA for your middle/high school

If your student is interested in auditioning for the 2017-2018 school year after the Preview Day, both parent and student will want to keep an eye on the DSA website under “admissions.”  Follow the four step process to audition for the upcoming school year.

Welcome to Denver School of the Arts!