When does the Admissions Process begin?
Milwaukee High School of the Arts is an early admissions school. We are NOT part of the 3 Choice Open Enrollment Process. Our admissions process begins in fall of the prior year. Refer to the auditions page for a current schedule. Applications are available online only.
Can I tour the school?
We host Audition Workshop/Open House in the fall of each school year. Visit the Auditions page for details. We hold tours during the school day for families. We also offer the opportunity for auditioning students to shadow with another MHSA student. Contact Ms. Harris at 414-934-7012 for more details about tours and shadowing.
What is on the audition?
The audition varies by department. In general, you will be asked to perform or demonstrate your talent as described in the audition requirements. Plan on 45-60 minutes for the audition.
Can I prepare for the audition?
You will need to prepare materials as described in our audition requirements. We also recommend that students arrive 30-45 minutes early in case of long lines.
Can I audition for multiple areas on the same day?
Yes, with some restrictions.
Acceptable same day combinations:
Music and anything (even another music) music means band, guitar, jazz, orchestra, piano, and vocal.
Unacceptable same day combinations:
(Must be split between multiple dates)
Art and theatre
Creative writing and art
Creative writing and dance
Creative writing and theatre
Dance and art
Dance and theatre
Contact Ms. Harris at 414-934-7012 with questions.
If I want to audition in multiple areas, do I need to fill out multiple applications?
Yes. You need to fill out one application for each area in which you plan to audition.
I made a mistake on the applications. What do I do?
Contact Ms. Harris at 414-934-7012 to make adjustments to your application
When are the admission decision letters mailed?
These important letters are sent out two weeks after each audition. It is very important that you keep the school informed of any address/phone changes to ensure prompt delivery of your letter.
What are your athletic offerings?
Milwaukee High School of the Arts offers a variety of sports. Some of our athletics are done in cooperation with Bradley Tech High School. There is an activity bus that will transport the student-athletes from MHSA to Bradley Tech High School immediately after school for practice. The student-athletes can then be picked up at Bradley Tech High School or they will be provided a bus ticket to get home. If you have questions about the co-op sports, please refer to the athletics page found here or contact the MHSA athletic director, Mr. Berg.
Is transportation offered?
Yes. MPS provides buses if you live 2 miles away from MHSA and live in the City of Milwaukee. City residents who live within 2 miles are not provided transportation. Student living out the district and who participate in open enrollment are not provided transportation.