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The Renaissance School for the Arts offers instruction in dance, visual arts, television/film, music, creative writing, and theater. Social studies, English language arts and physical education requirements may also be satisfied through Renaissance*.

Renaissance students may have an area(s) of special emphasis within their studies but are also expected to take courses in the other arts disciplines to gain an integrated arts experience.


1. A personal essay
Your personal essay can be written in whichever language you feel most comfortable. You can also choose to present your essay orally by submitting a video.

Please describe why you want to attend Renaissance and include the following:

  • Why do you want to attend Renaissance and what are your expectations?
  • Briefly describe your contributions and involvement in your current middle or high school.
  • What do you perceive to be your strengths and weaknesses in your academic classes
  • Tell us about the art you do and the training you’ve had.
  • How does art fit into your life?
2. A personal art example
The personal art example is used to showcase a piece or pieces of art that best represent you. This may be a poem, a video of a dance that you performed by yourself or with an ensemble, a recording of a piece of music that you wrote or performed, a photo that you took, or a photograph/video of a visual arts piece. This is not an exhaustive list and many other examples of art can be submitted. The important thing is that the piece is performed or created by you and that it is the best representation of you, as an artist, that you have.

3. Art & Classroom Recommendations

Arts Related Recommendation for admission to Renaissance School of the Arts for 2017-18 (Recent Teacher of Art, Music, Dance, or other Creative Activity)

Classroom Recommendation for admission to Renaissance School of the Arts for 2017-18
(Recent Teacher of English, Math, Science, Social Studies or World Language)

The journey starts here!

Apply to RSA
Applications are due Friday, March 3rd, 2018

For questions: richardsjohn@aasd.k12.wi.us
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