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 2013-14 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. Attach a wallet size photo of your child to the Recommendation form.
  5. Submit a copy of the current Report Card.
  6. Return all the above items (copy of the district magnet application, completed recommendation form with photo attached, 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 10th
      (Letters sent by March 15th)
    • Acceptance and Registration Period - March 15th - April 1st

    Magnet Audition Schedule:

    • Thursday, January 16, 2013

    • Thursday, January 23, 2013

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2013

    • Tuesday, February 4, 2013

    • Wednesday, February 12, 2013

    • Wednesday, February 19, 2013

    • Tuesday, March 4, 2013


    Magnet Academic Criteria:

    • Academic Grades - minimum of 2.0 grade point average in core academics
      (Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)
    • Effort Grades- No grade lower than a "2"
    • Conduct Grades- No grade lower than a "C"
    • Absences- No more than 10 unexcused absences for the previous year

    | Placement based on audition/interview results |