Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts Admission Requirements
Admission to the Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts is granted on a competitive basis. With this in mind, it is the shared goal of the admission committee to grant admission to prospective students based on several factors that will help make a well-informed decision. While the bulk of the admission decision is based on artistic merit, the baseline cumulative average or GPA is 75% for admission. Consideration is also given to the applicant’s attendance records, behavior records, and teacher recommendations.
- Middle School Grades (6-8) Admission Requirements: Admission to the middle grades program is based on the applicant’s academic performance and other factors that will support the admissions committee’s decision. An audition is not required as a condition of admission. Once admitted, an audition will be utilized for the purposes of program level placement. Once admitted, each student will commit to an arts area track while taking other arts-related courses on an elective basis. The middle school arts program is offered on an exploratory basis. Admission to the middle grades program will be granted on a limited basis due to the current high enrollment counts and limited seat availability.
- High School Grades (9-12) Admission Requirements: Admission to the high school program is highly selective and is based on the applicant’s audition, academic performance and other factors that will support an admission decision based on the total person. All high school applicants must audition for admission. Once admitted, high school students will sign a ”Declaration of Major Form” and commit to following a course curriculum specific to their respective arts major. Audition requirements can be found by clicking on this link RMSOTA Audition Criteria or by clicking on the auditions tab located on the school website home page.