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:

  • Complete Application (must be signed by parent and applicant)

  • Personal resume (with photo attached or embedded)

  • Two Recommendation Forms (in sealed envelopes with signatures across the back flap)

  • Report Card (most recent copy) with cumulative GPA

Students with a complete application turned in before the deadline are then scheduled for an audition. Auditions are conducted in late January and are closed to observers. Auditioners are then notified in February in regards to their audition results.

Important Dates for
2020-21 Enrollment

(Dates subject to change)


Applications Open:

November 1, 2019

Informational Meeting:

December 3, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Applications Due:

December 20, 2019 (by 4 p.m.)


Audition Letters Mailed:

January 10, 2020


January 21-30, 2020

Audition Results Letters Mailed:

February 11, 2020

New Student Parent Meeting:

February 19, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Return Signed Contract:

February 26, 2020 (by 4 p.m.)

Applications will be accepted in the Harrison office during normal office hours (6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Please note that applications for 2020-21 must be received in the Harrison office by 4 p.m.​ on December 20, 2019.

How to apply for a 2020-21 Audition

for Harrison School for the Arts:

Complete the application information online. You will still need to print out the completed application PDF file that will be emailed to you and physically bring it
(and the rest of the audition packet requirements) to the Harrison office by 4 p.m. on December 20, 2019.


PLEASE NOTE - It may take up to 30 minutes to receive your email with the attached PDF.

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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