Admissions and Enrollment

Harrison School for the Arts is a public high school of choice in Polk County, Florida, open to high school students who meet admission requirements and are selected through an audition process. Applications are made available in November each year for enrollment in the following school year. Students may apply for up to two departments and must submit. We are moving to a completely online application this year. In addition to basic demographic information, applicants will need to provide:

Students with a complete application submitted before the deadline are then scheduled for an audition. Auditions are conducted in late January or early February and are closed to observers. Students who audition are then notified in February in regard to their audition results.

Important Dates for
2021-22 Enrollment

(Dates subject to change)


Applications Open:

November 10, 2020

Informational Meeting:

December 1, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Applications Due:

January 8, 2021 (by 4 p.m.)


Audition Letters Mailed:

January 15, 2021


Late Jan./Early Feb. 2021

Audition Results Letters Mailed:


New Student Parent Meeting:


Return Signed Contract:


The Quality of a Harrison Education

The Class of 2018:

  • Almost 80% graduated with honors (3.2+ GPA)

  • 37% graduated with 4.0 or above

  • Completed over 53,000 hours of community service during their four years at Harrison

  • Received over $7.9 million in scholarship offers

  • 57% pass rate on AP Exams, with a 94% pass rate on their Harrison AP Exams

  • Average SAT Reading & Math score of 1159 and ACT score of 23.8

Why Harrison?

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider Harrison for your student:

  • A dedicated, caring staff of practicing artists - 65% with advanced degrees

  • Personalized guidance services

  • Small class sizes (15 students average)

  • Focus on work ethic and time management skills

  • “Best of Both Worlds”

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