If you do not receive a notification on April 4, please login at www.mypbchoiceapp.com to see the status of your application. If your application reads "Ineligible," your child did not qualify for Dreyfoos. Please contact Tracy Guinaugh in the Magnet Office with further questions. 561-802-6005 or tracy.guinaugh@palmbeachschools.org.

Dreyfoos does not offer tours to prospective students. You may take the opportunity to see the school by attending one of our upcoming performances. Check out our performance calendar and order your tickets online.

Application and Audition Information

The Choice Programs Application for the 2015-2016 school year will be available on www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms in the fall of 2014. Online applications are highly recommended and you will receive immediate confirmation of your application submission. Dreyfoos does not accept faxed, mailed or delivered hard-copy applications. The deadline for Dreyfoos applications is in December, 2014.

About the School

The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts was founded in 1989 as the premier arts high school in the School District of Palm Beach County, the nation’s eleventh largest school district, serving a county geographically larger than Rhode Island or Delaware.

Originally known as the Palm Beach County School of the Arts and located on the northern shore of Lake Mangonia, the name of the school changed in 1997 when local arts philanthropist Alexander W. Dreyfoos, founder of Photo Electronics Corporation, made the single largest private contribution to a public school in Florida.  This generous contribution coincided with the school’s much-anticipated move to the newly renovated, historic Central Schools campus in downtown West Palm Beach.

The school’s location in downtown West Palm Beach places it in the heart of Palm Beach County’s cultural landscape. Just across Iris Street is the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, and within a few blocks are the Norton Museum of Art, the Armory Art Center, Palm Beach Dramaworks, the Cuillo Center for the Arts, and the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden. Opportunities are bountiful for students to participate in the local cultural community.

Admission to the school is based upon a highly competitive audition process that is open to all Palm Beach County students entering grades nine through twelve. There are nine unique arts conservatories for which students may audition: communication arts, dance, digital media, music – band, music – piano, music – strings, music – vocal, theatre, and visual arts. Students are admitted into one area, enrolling in at least two arts area courses each school year. Dreyfoos students often possess interests beyond their designated art area; enrollment in additional arts courses in another area of study is sometimes permitted in the junior or senior years.

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