Arizona School for the Arts is unlike any other school out there. And as you learn more, we think you’ll find that ASA is an amazing place where your student will find the perfect balance between academics and creative expression.
At our core is a distinctive curriculum that intertwines college prep with the performing arts and provides students with a truly novel learning experience that sets them (and our school!) apart. Through our education model, our students learn how to think critically and creatively, collaborate with others, solve problems, and be empathic leaders. They are equipped with the tools and experiences necessary to grow, succeed, and gain competitive advantages that colleges, universities, and conservatories take note of.
One of the best ways to learn more about Arizona School for the Arts is to visit! Check out and sign-up for an upcoming Student Ambassador-led Campus Tour.
Want to experience a day in the life of an ASA student? ASA Shadow Days offer a unique opportunity for prospective incoming 5th – 12th graders to visit Arizona School for the Arts and attend academic and performing classes with an ASA Student.
Come learn what makes us an exceptional place and choice for your student! We invite new prospective students and families to visit our campus on Saturday, November 4th from 9 AM – 1 PM and learn more about Arizona School for the Arts.
At Arizona School for the Arts, enrollment for new students is determined through a lottery system. To apply, you must complete an online application through the application portal. The application portal will be open from October 2, 2023 to January 18, 2024. It is essential to complete the application and submit all requested documents before the January 18th – 5:00 PM deadline to be considered in the lottery. We strongly encourage all applicants to read the Enrollment Policies and Procedures for more detailed information and review the enrollment timeline.
Once the application is submitted, the school will send a confirmation email to the enrolling parent/guardian. Additional information required to complete the application for inclusion in the lottery will be communicated by email to the enrolling parent/guardian by the school.
On January 22, 2024, the school will conduct a random electronically generated lottery. All students with a complete application will be included in the lottery. After conducting the lottery, your student will receive a waitlist number. The first round of offers will be sent on Monday, January 29, 2024, and every Monday going forward. You will receive an initial email, and it will contain either an offer of enrollment for your student OR a notification that your student will be on the waitlist and their waitlist number.
*Siblings of currently enrolled ASA students or alumni should still submit an application. They will be placed at the top of the waitlist for their grade level.
Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email and link to upload additional documents required by the State – proof of age and identity, proof of residency, etc. In order to be placed in the lottery, these documents must be uploaded electronically by January 18, 2024, by 5:00 PM.
Once you’ve submitted your application for enrollment and required documents through your application Synergy account, you will receive a confirmation email from the school. The lottery will be conducted publicly during the Board of Directors meeting on January 22, 2024. The first round of offers will be sent on Monday, January 29, 2024, and every Monday going forward. You will receive an initial email, and it will contain either an offer of enrollment for your student OR a notification that your student will be on the waitlist and their waitlist number. Keep watch on your inbox, including spam folders!
If you haven’t had the chance to visit ASA, we highly recommend signing up to attend a Campus Tour, Shadow Day and/or the Open House on November 4th! These events provide a great opportunity to explore our campus and meet ASA students, faculty, and staff. Click the links below to sign up and for more information. If you have any questions or need support, please reach out to the Admissions Team.
Every student at ASA is on a path to prepare for college or conservatory success. That’s our mission! In order to ensure that students have the support and/or challenge they need, we make placements thoughtfully based upon prior grade reports, records, and prior testing. Both standard college prep and advanced programs in Math and English Language Arts are available at every grade level. In high school, AP and Dual Enrollment credits are also available. All placements are made once an offer has been accepted and records have been received. If the school needs more information to make the proper placement, you may be asked to bring your student to campus for an additional placement test/evaluation.
The buttons below provide the standard course sequence for middle and high school.
The performing arts play an important role in developing academic success. The goal for the ASA performing arts program is for the student to gain mastery in a specific arts area or discipline. Students are placed in classes according to skill rather than age/grade level. The evaluation process for requests for placement higher than the beginning level is designed to assist students in discovering the most suitable level of arts education that will stimulate and inspire them to accomplish their objectives. All incoming dance students must participate in the evaluation process for placement regardless of level.
New students who have accepted an offer of enrollment will receive their performing arts classes by mid-May. All performing arts classes are assigned for new students based on the order of receipt of their arts request and their evaluation results. All art classes at ASA are limited by class size.
For additional performing arts information or questions, visit the links below: