Greetings Prospective FAME Student!
Thank you for your interest in joining the New Manchester High School Fine Arts Magnet Education Program. We look forward to your audition! Before you complete this application, we want to make sure you understand and agree to all of the guidelines, rules and regulations you will be responsible for as a New Manchester High School FAME student. Please read below to gain a full understanding of the commitment required to be a FAME student. See our FAME HANDBOOK for more detailed information for each area.
Two teacher recommendations are required along with this application. The recommenders can be teachers, coaches, instructors, mentors, etc. who can speak to your character and academic promise. https://forms.gle/TRvESsDyFF8kPvTY9
Teacher recommendations are due: Friday, January 12, 2024
DCSS Magnet Application - Important Dates:
FAME Magnet Applications Due: December 11, 2023 by 5PM
NMHS FAME Auditions/Interviews: January 20, 2024 - 9AM-1PM at NMHS
In-person auditions and interviews will be held for students interested in Band, Chorus, Dance and Drama.
FAME Visual Arts portfolio reviews will be virtual via Google Classroom: 5IO6KLT
Student Notifications Sent: February 1, 2024 at 5PM
You may audition for one FAME discipline as your major. It is recommended that your desired discipline is one that you have the most passion for and will excel in.
It is our expectation that FAME students must fulfill their departmental participation requirements including: required performances, rehearsals and activities. While students are encouraged to participate in community and extracurricular activities, priority must be given to FAME sponsored events. Before a student commits to participating in other extracurricular activities, the student and parent must speak with their discipline instructor to make sure it does not interfere with their area responsibilities. Failure to do so will result in probation or dismissal from the FAME program.
All FAME students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA to participate in the FAME program. All FAME students must maintain a 3.0 (B average) in their individual discipline to be in good standing in the FAME program.
A student will be placed on probation for excessive disciplinary infractions as defined by the Code of Student Conduct outlined in the DCSS Student Handbook. Any three infractions, including but not limited to not adhering to expectations, policies, and procedures of their individual discipline, excessive tardies, excessive absences, cutting class, academic dishonesty, disrespectful, inappropriate or disruptive behavior, bullying, fighting, etc…are grounds for automatic probation or dismissal from the FAME program.
FAME ACTIVITY FEES:
All FAME students are required to pay annual FAME student activity fees (non-refundable) at the beginning of Fall semester or as outlined in your area of study. The amount the student would be responsible for is set by the individual disciplines. These fees are non-refundable and will accrue for each year FAME fees are unpaid. All unpaid FAME fees will turn into fines and will interfere with a student participating in graduation and other important activities.