A Change in the Arts
For years now, Milwaukee High School of The Arts has been recognized for our HARD-WORK in the Art Departments. The students and staff that attend and work at this school are people of Passion, Determination, Perfection, and Talent. Each student has worked so hard to get into our school and we don't believe that being part of the early enrollment process should cause the standards to be lowered to get into our school. Auditions to get into this school are most important. They determine where one's passion lies. About two years ago the audition process was so meaningful that students would stress for months awaiting that letter in the mail saying "You made it". The audition process is what makes MHSA a unique school and ensures that all the students are passionate about our majors and art areas. Central Office and the MPS District have changed our acceptance requirements, making the auditions less important than other criteria. If we allow this to continue, our school will truly live up to ALL the stereotypes that have been spread about us. WE as the STUDENT BODY have the opportunity to change this so let's do it TOGETHER.