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    • Applications open October 11, 2021-November 22, 2021.
    • 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
      • Academic screenings will occur promptly at the end of the first marking period. Please ensure all required academic records and current residency paperwork are uploaded to your application for consideration.


    • Auditions are required for all PVA applicants.
    • At this time we are planning on all PVA auditions taking place in person with digital portfolio submissions.
    • All PVA auditions are tentatively planned for November and December 2021. Updates will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.
    • Attend an optional virtual Audition Workshops to help you prepare.
    • Reference Audition Guides for more information.
    • If you are experiencing difficulty accessing an instrument, materials, or the needed technology to complete your audition, please reach out to the PVA Office to determine if accommodations are available.

    Audition Workshops

    • Music Primes: Dates Coming Soon.

    • Annapolis Primes: Dates Coming Soon. 


    • 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 7 on an audition to be eligible for PVA
    • All students who pass the audition will go into a lottery

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    Information Sessions

    Fall 2021 Dates Coming Soon

PVA Late Auditions & Program Transfers

  • Late Applications: Spring 2021

    • PVA will accept late applicantions until March 1st, 2021

    • All applications received after the November 24 Magnet Application Deadline will be added to list of applicants who will be eligible to participate in the PVA program’s Late Auditions to be held this spring. 

    • Students must audition to be considered for eligibility: Virtaul Late Auditions April 19th-24th, 2021
    • Complete an application here
    • Late audition appointments will be scheduled once applications have been screened for academic eligibility. You will receive an email with the appointment information and detailed instructions about the process.
    • Please have all portfolio pieces and prepared selections ready by Monday, April 19th 

    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

    • 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.

Audition Guides