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Audition Requirements

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Kitsana Salyphone   Director of Enrollment Management

Kitsana Salyphone
Director of Enrollment Management

Dear Future Academy Parents and Students,

Thank you for considering The Academy for your high school experience! Reading this means you already know you love science labs and reading novels just as much as you love dance rehearsal and doodling in your sketchbook. An Academy education is all about exposing you to what you are passionate about, while building the foundation for whatever you decide to do next. Our recent graduates will attend schools like MICA, Juilliard, Princeton, and Stanford, continuing their education in a variety of fields, including computer programming, international relations, business, and of course, the arts.

We know that the high school application process can be daunting, and yet, exciting. Jessie and I are here to give you the tools that your family and you need. The best place to start is simply getting to know us better. We invite you to attend any of our admission events in the fall and any of the hundred-plus concerts, plays, readings, screenings, recordings, and exhibitions produced by Academy students throughout the year.

After your visit with us and submission of the online application, we will coordinate a Shadow Day visit that starts in mid-October, and confirm one of two audition dates. Once you successfully advance through the audition, we will review your Academic Paperwork. Priority consideration online applications are due on Friday, January 10th, along with the Tuition Assistance application through FACTS. All Academic Paperwork must be submitted by January 31st for admission decision notification in early March. Please click here for more information about Transfer & International student enrollment.

Please contact Senior Admissions Associate Jessie Phelan or me by email or phone with any questions.

Warmest regards,

Kitsana Salyphone
Director of Enrollment Management

Jessica Phelan
Senior Admissions Associate


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The Chicago Academy for the Arts admits students of any race, religion, color, sex or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship or financial aid programs, and other school-administered programs.