Applications for the 23-24 school year will open February 1st-March 6th for Grade Levels K-4th, 6th-7th, and 9th-10th.

The Charles Burrell Visual and Performing Arts Campus, "Burrell Arts,"is a magnet public school in the Aurora Public School System. Prospective students must submit an application through the Magnet School Application website.

Refer to the additional grade-specific admission requirements below.

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Kindergarten-4th Grade

Admissions Process:Lottery

  • Submit an Application through theMagnet School Application website..
  • Indicate on your child's application that you are interested in being entered into the K-4 lottery for Burrell Arts admission

Apply for K-4 Admission

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6th & 7th Grade

Admissions ProcessInterview

  • Submit an Application through theMagnet School Application website..
  • Complete a teacher recommendation form.
  • Prospective students must also attend an in-person interview.

Interviews are conducted by school staff to determine student passion and interest in Burrell Arts.

Apply for 6th & 7th Grade Admission

9th & 10th Grade

Admissions ProcessInterview/Audition

  • Submit an Application through the Magnet School Application website..
  • Indicate for which area the student will audition - Dance, Theater, Music (Vocal, Instrumental, Production), Visual Arts, Digital Arts and Film
  • Prospective students must also attend an in-person interview and/or audition.

Enrollment will be determined on the results of the interview/audition and the student's academic records.Interviews/Auditions are evaluated by teachers and community members of the respective program.

Apply for 9th -10th Grade Admission

HIgh School Process