Thank you for your interest in Northwest School of the Arts! 

Please follow the instructions below:

1. Complete the Audition Request Form as soon as your child decides to audition. 

2. Read your child’s Audition Requirements carefully so they can prepare for their audition/portfolio review. 

3.Check audition Dates & Deadlines and your email weekly to schedule the audition.  


Thank you for your interest in our school!

The CMS School Choice Lottery is the way most students are admitted to our school after a passed audition. We are now planning for "Fall" Auditions to place students at the school for the 2024-25 school year.  If your child has not yet been scheduled, the Fall audition information dates/deadlines will apply to them. Passing an audition during the lottery period provides the best chance to be placed at our school. Please be sure to pay attention to the Dates and Deadlines section. 

Students at NWSA concentrate in arts areas, or "majors." Middle school students are only permitted to major in one arts area, even if they pass two auditions. High school students are able to major in more than one area.  

The "Audition at NWSA" tab (above) contains an Audition Process Checklist to help you manage the process.  The checklist only covers essential steps, so please review the website entirely.   Follow the steps, observe dates and deadlines, and make sure your child prepares for their audition or portfolio review using the Audition Requirements!

I'm available to answer questions after you have reviewed the information on this website.  Check out the other tabs on the menu above for lots of information about our school! We would also love for you to join us at an Information Session or Daytime School Tours!

Best of luck and "break a leg"!  

Ka'Shara Davis-Hall,

Arts Coordinator 

Phone: (980) 343-5500 

***New To Or Returning To CMS? For more information about enrolling your child, please visit CMS Enrollment Page