Applications for the 2024-25 school year will open Jan. 15 for Grades K-11.

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-5th Grade

Admissions Process: Lottery

  • Submit an Application through the Magnet School Application website
  • Indicate on your child's application that you are interested in being entered into the K-5 lottery for Burrell Arts admission

Apply for K-5 Admission

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6th-8th Grade

Admissions Process: Interview

  • 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-8th Grade Admission

9th-11th Grade

Admissions Process: Interview/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 -11th Grade Admission

High School Process