Perpich Enrollment Grows Slightly, Recruitment Underway
Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley is seeing an uptick in enrollment. This follows a legislative audit that found serious problems two years ago at the state-funded arts high school.
Enrollment is at 125 students this year, a 9 percent increase from last year. The school has a capacity to serve 310 students from all around Minnesota.
The audit two years ago revealed low test scores, declining enrollment and mismanagement. Since then, administrative changes have been made and the school boosted recruitment efforts.
“I’m all about the one-on-one and the ability to have a conversation because for me its all about fit. Hopefully Perpich will be the right fit for a number of students and having the conversation and coming in would be the best way to know if we are the right place for a student,” said Anne Johnson, admissions director at Perpich.
Perpich is tuition-free and is open to all 11th and 12th-grade students in Minnesota. The admissions deadline for next school year is Feb 1.