HOW TO APPLY

1. DASH AUDITION APPOINTMENT (REQUIRED)
Beginning October 1, 2016: Click on DASH AUDITION APPOINTMENT and complete the online Audition Appointment Form. The deadline to submit the form to DASH is January 15, 2017. We strongly encourage that you submit before the winter break! Appointments are assigned according to your current school, not by date of application. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT BOTH FORMS: DASH AUDITION APPOINTMENT AND SCHOOL CHOICE MAGNET APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE.

2. SCHOOL CHOICE MAGNET APPLICATION (REQUIRED)
Beginning October 1, 2016: Complete the SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATION. You can choose up to five magnet schools. One of those has to be DASH. Complete the application and submit it online, or print and mail it to the School Choice Office (not DASH). Please keep a back-up copy if you mail the form, or save the confirmation page after submitting online. For help with the School Choice Application, contact the School Choice Office at 305-995-1922. ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT BOTH FORMS: DASH AUDITION APPOINTMENT AND SCHOOL CHOICE MAGNET APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE.

3. OPEN HOUSE WORKSHOP (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)
Attend one of the two OPEN HOUSE WORKSHOPS at DASH, on November 10 or December 7. No RSVP necessary. Choose only one - the same information will be presented at both. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to register. Late arrivals will remain with parents. We recommend attending the November session. The workshops include practice for the audition, and will help you prepare.

4. APPOINTMENT LETTER (REQUIRED)
Once DASH receives your DASH AUDITION APPOINTMENT form and School Choice receives your SCHOOL CHOICE MAGNET APPLICATION (both by January 15), we will schedule your audition. Your Appointment Letter will be emailed to you no later than January 16. You must contact DASH if you applied correctly and did not receive an audition appointment email by January 16.

5. AUDITION (REQUIRED)
The audition process and requirements are the same for all applicants, regardless of which design program interests you. Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled audition time. Bring your portfolio and sketchbook. All other materials will be provided. Parents will attend a special presentation during the audition.

6. ADMISSION LETTER
You will be notified of our admission decision by email on March 15, 2017. The final deadline to accept or decline an offer of admission from DASH is March 29, 2017. Accepted students will be invited to attend an orientation assembly in April.