Apply to NMSA!
New Mexico’s Public High School for the Arts
The regular application deadline for the 23-24 school year has passed. We are now accepting rolling applications in Dance, Music, and Theatre.
STEP 1: Application & Recommendation
After a student has decided to apply, they should complete and submit the application form, and then secure a letter of recommendation from a teacher, arts instructor or other community member or leader who is familiar with the student’s art.
STEP 2: Application Workshop
Once your application is submitted, reserve a workshop date (email Fred Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org). There are five workshop dates:
- Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
- Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
- Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
- Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
- Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
STEP 3: Acceptance
Acceptance letters are mailed in March. Students accepted to NMSA must inform the school of their intent to enroll, and are required to take academic placement tests to ensure they are placed in the appropriate classes. After acceptance, students who live too far for a reasonable daily commute can also submit an application to the NMSA Residential Program.
Fred Graham, Admissions Coordinator
email@example.com | 505.629.9245
Admissions at NMSA
Currently, New Mexico School for the Arts accepts approximately 80 students in 9th grade, and a limited number of positions may be available in the 10th and 11th grades, depending on enrollment levels. Seniors are currently considered on a case-by-case basis. Inquire for more information.