A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts


We will be at the Showcase of Schools on October 18th at the South Florida Fairgrounds with the Palm Beach County School District Choice Department

We are hosting our in-person prospective student night on November 1st for Communications, Dance, and Music. As well as on November 2nd for Digital Media, Theatre, and Visual Arts. We are excited to open our doors for these two-night events from 6- 8 pm.

Unfortunately, we do not offer on-campus tours however our performances are open to the community to attend. You can view our Fall 2022 performance schedule here https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/awdsoa/buy-tickets.

Below is the information on how to apply for the 2023-2024 school year:
  1. File a Choice Application with The School District of Palm Beach County Department of Choice and Career Options starting November 1st, 2022 thru  DECEMBER 9, 2022.

  2. Prepare for your audition using our audition guidelines:   DSOA.AdmissionsGuidelines.SY23

  3. Applications are available online at www.mypbchoiceapp.com. Online application submission sends immediate confirmation of receipt by email. Please retain all login information for future use in the Application Management system. If a computer is unavailable at home, please visit the local library or the child’s school. Refer to the Choice Programs Booklet for further details. If the student has an IEP or a 504 Plan, please mail or email it to the Dreyfoos Magnet Office immediately following submission of the application, and no later than January 3rd, 2023.

  4. Approved applicants will be notified via e-mail of the audition procedures and/or the time/date of their audition. Only students who have a verified application on file with the Department of Choice and Career Options will be assigned an audition. If an audition notification is not received by December 19th, 2022, please contact the Dreyfoos Magnet Office at 561-802-6005.

  5. Applicants must audition on the date they are assigned. Students’ audition dates can only be rescheduled in the case of a documented family emergency or if the assigned date conflicts with a day of religious observance. Dreyfoos defines a family emergency as the death of an immediate family member of the student.

  6. If a student becomes ill on the date of their scheduled audition, they must provide the school proof of illness on that date from a doctor within (before or after) three (3) business days of the date of the student’s scheduled audition. Once Dreyfoos has verified the proof of illness, the student will be rescheduled only if there are more audition dates available. Students who have not auditioned before the scheduled lottery will not be eligible for the initial lottery selection process.

  7. Review the audition guidelines for the art area you are applying to.

  8. Students should be prepared to block out their audition night in order to complete their audition in accordance with our audition guidelines.

  9. The School District of Palm Beach County Department of Choice and Career Options establishes a date of notification for the release of placement results for all of the Magnet and Choice Programs.