With the challenges associated with the shift to a virtual learning environment this spring, we are aware that some families were not aware that the PVA program’s late auditions were still taking place in the new virtual environment. In an effort to support students and families who were not aware of this year’s late auditions, we are opening on final late application window, effective June 1- June 12 for the following grades and primes:
Rising 6th Grade Students – Dance, Band, Strings, Vocal
Rising 7th Grade Students – Dance, Band, Strings, Vocal
Rising 9th Grade Students – Creative Writing, Dance, Film & New Media, Band, Guitar, Strings, Piano, Theatre (Acting), Theatre (Design & Production), Visual Arts, Vocal
Rising 10th Grade Students – Creative Writing, Dance, Film & New Media, Band, Guitar, Strings, Piano, Theatre (Acting), Theatre (Design & Production), Visual Arts, Vocal
(The additional June audition window is unique to this school year, and will not occur in future years.)
Auditions will be scheduled virtually, and will conclude by June 19. DUE TO THE LATENESS OF THIS AUDITION, AND THE NEED TO GET ACCEPTED STUDENTS REGISTERED AT THEIR NEW SCHOOL PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF SUMMER BRIDGE – ALL SEAT OFFER ACCEPTANCES AND SEAT OFFER REFUSALS MUST BE MADE BY 4 p.m. ON JUNE 22.
- Applications open October 14, 2019-November 26, 2019
- Apply online at aacps.org/magnet
- Complete an application for up to 2 PVA Primes
- Grade requirements for eligibility: See Magnet Brochure for more details
- Current 5th grade applicants: No D’s or E’s, No more than 2 Cs for final course grades, 4th grade final grades
- Current 6th grade applicants: No D’s or E’s, No more than 2 Cs for final course grades, 5th grade final grades
- Auditions are required for all PVA applicants
- Applicants will be assigned an audition appointment once they have passed the academic screening
- Attend a voluntary Workshop to help you prepare
- Reference Audition Guides for more information about audition requirements
- Prospective students may register for an Audition Workshop at either middle school location
- All auditions include an interview
- See the Audition Guides for more information about the interview
- Students must meet academic requirements to be eligible to audition
- Students must score at least a 6 on an audition to be eligible for PVA
PVA Recruitment and Audition Schedule 2019-2020 (English and Spanish)
Magnet Information Brochure (Program details, requirements, application information) 2019-2020 COMING SOON
PVA Late Auditions & Program Transfers
Late Applications: Spring
- Late applications for PVA will be open: 2/3/20- 4/8/20
- Students must audition to be considered for eligibility: TBD
- Complete an application and sign up for a late audition here
Late Applications Information/Requirements
- In order to be considered for entrance into PVA, students must complete an application, be screened for academic eligibility, and successfully complete an audition.
- Late applicants are considered based on seat availibilty within the individual Primes after the on time lottery occurs. Students who pass Callbacks or Late Auditions are offered a late waitlist seat in the order in which they apply after all on-time applicants have been offered seats.
- Auditions will be offered on a case by case basis, depending on seat availibility for that year. Applications for the program will only be considered during the advertised windows and are not considered after 7th or 10th grade.
- Students may only audition for a maximum of two Primes in a given academic year. If students auditioned for two Primes during the on time auditions, they are not permitted to apply to different Primes during late auditions.
- Once a student exits from the PVA Program, they are not permitted to re-enroll.
- Program transfers are when students want to enter the PVA Program outside of the application window or after 7th or 10th grade.
Transfers into the PVA Program will only be considered if a student is enrolled at the time of request in a school arts program that is deemed to be equivalent to the AACPS PVA Program. The PVA Department Chair (and/or their designee) at the school into which the student is applying will arrange for an audition or portfolio review to ensure that the student is appropriately prepared for entry into the program and identify any additional PVA requirements if needed. If sufficient documentation is provided and accepted by PVA leadership and the Magnet Office, a student’s request for a transfer will be granted.
PVA Magnet Program
PVA Senior Manager
PVA Teacher Specialist
PVA Events & Extended Day Teacher Specialist- Brooklyn Park
PVA Department Chair- Brooklyn Park
PVA Department Chair- Bates