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Dear Prospective Durham School of the Arts Families,

Congratulations on your lottery selection and welcome to Durham School of the Arts!  We are delighted you have chosen to become a member of the DSA community.  Durham School of the Arts (DSA) is a Magnet School focused on the visual and performing arts.  Our school is based on the premise of “students engaged in rigorous academics and excellence in the visual and performing arts”.  

In order to register for classes to attend high school at Durham School of the Arts for the 2021-22 school year, several things must take place prior to the Friday, March 12, 2021 deadline.

All new high school students must choose two arts concentration areas they would like to have as their high school concentration.  Students may choose a performing arts placement assessment; and/or writing portfolio; and/or a visual arts placement portfolio presentation; and/or a digital presentation prior to registering for classes.  Attached, you will find a description of the assessment and presentation guidelines (see Arts Placement/Presentation Guidelines for 9th -12th Grade Students: English and Spanish) for incoming high school students to DSA.