Central Visual and Performing Arts

These policies are effective for Central Visual and Performing Arts 2022-2023 school year
  • Any student physically residing in the city of St. Louis is eligible to apply.
    Students living in the Affton, Bayless, Brentwood, Clayton, Hancock Place, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Parkway, Pattonville, Ritenour, Rockwood, Valley Park and Webster Groves school districts must have a sibling attending an SLPS Magnet School to be eligible to apply for Kindergarten through Grade 12.
  • St. Louis County residents are not eligible for preschools or Choice Schools including Carnahan and Clyde Miller.
  • I understand that submitting false residency information is a Class A misdemeanor, and that I may be required to pay the cost of educating my child if I provide false residency information.
  • Students under suspension or expulsion from the school or district currently or last attended are not eligible to be considered for placement in St. Louis Magnet or Choice Schools under the Missouri Safe Schools Act.
  • Providing false discipline information is a class B misdemeanor.
  • Submission of a new application within the Pool A and Pool B Lottery Application Period (October 1, 2021 to January 7, 2022 for Gifted Education Programs and October 1, 2021 to January 7, 2022 for General Education Programs) will not be processed without written or email notification requesting wihdrawal of any previous applicaiton submitted for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Paper applications submitted after the January 7, 2022 Pool B Lottery Deadline will not override any previous application submitted unless a written request to withdraw the previous application is provided by the parent/guardian.
  • Incomplete and unsigned paper applications will not be processed.
  • I give permission to the current school my child is attending to release any information needed to complete the processing of this application.
  • I understand that once enrolled, student records will be requested and sent to the new school district.
  • I understand that the Saint Louis Public Schools is not responsible for errors made by me on this application including but not limited to grade, birth date, schools selected and/or incorrect school year application submitted.

Program Requirements

To ensure inclusion into the 2022-2023 School Year SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools Placement Lottery, applications must be submitted by 11:59:59 pm November 5, 2021 for the Pool A Placement Lottery and 11:59:59 pm January 7, 2022 for the Pool B Placement Lottery.

Applications submitted after the Pool B submission deadline will be processed and considered for placement on a first-come-first-served basis, after all Pool A and Pool B Lottery eligible applicants have been placed.

Information sent to applicants stating a child is "Lottery Eligible" and/or "Placement Eligible" does not indicate a seat to the requested school has been offered, or that an applicant has been accepted to attend the requested school.

"Notes To Parent" dashboard and/or email information sent stating a student has been "Accepted" or "Welcoming" the student to the school is not valid until an acceptance notice is sent via SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools Application website automated email system. This occurs due to high school staff determining Placement Eligibility status declaring an applicant "accepted" instead of "eligible" without knowledge of requested schools rank preference or acceptance to another school requested by the applicant.

SLPS Gifted Programs and all Magnet and Choice High Schools have entrance criteria to determine eligibility prior to enrollment into the schools. Prior to determination of this eligibility, your child may be accepted PENDING DETERMINATION OF ELIGIBILITY in the Pool A or Pool B Placement Lottery.

Acceptance offered to a school requested removes your child from consideration for any other school choice you may have requested. Claiming or Declining the seat offered to a school will not undo your child no longer being considered for any other school you may have requested.