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 January 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 January 2020 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 November 1, 2019 – January 3, 2020 at 9:00 am. The mandatory pre-audition meetings are on January 6 – 9. Each major’s specific date for their pre-audition meeting is listed on the admissions page. Auditions are held in January and February 2020. Students will find out their acceptance status at the end of February 2020. There are no DSA Preview days or school tours in the spring since auditions are complete for the 2020-2021 school year.
When you come to a Preview, we ask that you park on a side street. DSA students pay for their parking spot in the lot and we don’t want them to lose the spot they paid for. We appreciate it.
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 a Preview Morning
December 2, 2019 – full