As part of the decision-making process to attend Perpich Arts High School, you might want to consider a shadow day. If you are trying to decide which art area is the best fit for you, it can be helpful to shadow in each area that interests you.
When a prospective student shadows at Perpich, they spend the day attending classes with a current student. When possible, a current student is selected from the art area where the prospective student shows interest.
Shadow Days are recommended after attending an Information Session.
The Day You Shadow
If you plan to buy lunch, you can purchase a meal ticket at the front desk when you arrive. Lunch is $3.50 and exact change or small bills are appreciated.
Please dress appropriately and bring something to read in case you find yourself in a class where you cannot participate for the full block. Please also bring paper and a writing utensil.
If you are shadowing in dance or theater, please bring loose clothing appropriate for strenuous movement. If you are shadowing in music, you may bring any of your instruments that are easily portable with you.
Shadow visits are available for students 9th grade or older. We request students spend the entire school day at Perpich to experience the academic classes in the morning and the arts programming in the afternoon. The school day is 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please check-in at 7:45 a.m.
While we offer full tours of the school and dormitory during our Information Sessions, we recognize that not all families and students are able to attend on those specific dates. If you can’t attend an information session, you may take an individual tour that lasts about 45 minutes. These tours are offered on request. Please contact admissions to set up a time for your tour.