Magnet Arts Program

Dear Parents,

Please follow the steps listed below to ensure that your child(ren)’s magnet application is processed in a timely manner.

  1. Complete the 2015-16 Magnet Application here:

    Please make a copy to submit to Perrine Elementary along with the items below. Mail the completed magnet application to:

    Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Attn: School Choice & Parental Options – Registrations
    1500 Biscayne Boulevard, Room 237
    Miami, Florida 33132

  2. Have a teacher or counselor at your child(ren)’s current school complete the Visual & Performing Arts Magnet Application Recommendation.
  3. Parent must read and sign the Letter of Understanding
  4. Submit a copy of the current Report Card.
  5. Return all the above items (copy of the district magnet application, completed recommendation form, copy of the current report card, and signed letter of understanding) to:

    Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts
    Attn: Magnet Department/ Ms. Sekel
    8851 S.W. 168 Street
    Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Lead Magnet Teacher:

    Deanna Sekel (305) 235-2442


    Important Dates:

    • Application Period - October 1st - January 15th
      (All applications must be submitted by January 15th)
    • Audition Period - January 15th - March 6th
      (Letters sent by March 13th)
    • Acceptance and Registration Period - March 16th - April 1st

    Magnet Audition Schedule:

    • Friday, January 16, 2015

    • Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    • Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    • Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    • Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    • Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    • Wednesday, March 4, 2015


    Magnet Academic Criteria for the 2015-2016 School Year:

      General Information

    • Parents must contact schools directly and/or visit their website to obtain the eligibility requirements for each school/program individually.
    • Schools may require items that are school specific, such as: recommendation forms, proficiency tests, auditions, etc.
    • Individual school requirements must be sent directly to the school(s).
    • Students are selected by either random selection (commonly known as “lottery”) or audition.
    • The criteria will be used to determine eligibility of applicants. Those who meet the criteria will be part of the random selection process and/or be eligible to be selected via audition process.
    • It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the school for requirements that are school specific (e.g. recommendation forms, proficiency tests, auditions, etc.).
    • Schools retain the right to declare a student ineligible if required documentation is not submitted by January 15th.



    • Visual & Performing Arts Magnets

    • Minimum of 2.0 Grade Point Average in core academic subject areas (e.g. language arts, mathematics, science, social studies) and in conduct.
    • All effort grades in core academic classes must be a “2” or higher.
    • No more than 10 unexcused absences will be allowed for previous year.
    • Placement is based on audition/interview results.
    • Parents must contact the school by January 15th to schedule auditions/interviews.
    • Schools must submit to the School Choice & Parental Options office a record of audition/interview results by April 1st each year.
    • FCAT scores can only be reviewed as part of the eligibility process under very limited circumstances.
    • Elementary schools may not review FCAT scores.