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FAIR High School for Arts Magnet

FAIR High School for Arts Magnet

Address: 10 South 10th Street

Grades: 9-12

Principal: Mary Pat Cumming

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Phone: 612.668.1060

Fax: 612.668.1099

Email: MaryPat.Cumming@mpls.k12.mn.us

Website: Fair.mpls.k12.mn.us

Get to know us
The FAIR High School for Arts is THE Artist’s Choice for High School!
 
Does picking up a paintbrush, stepping on a stage, or writing a song transform you and allow you to truly express yourself? Do you dream big and not only think outside the box, but erase it altogether? Are you looking for a high school that feels like home, where you can be accepted for who you are? Then we welcome you to The FAIR High School for Arts, which is THE place for artists and performers. Located in downtown Minneapolis at the gateway to the Arts District, The Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) School for Arts is a public 9-12 citywide magnet high school rooted in equity, innovation and creativity. All students, regardless of background or experience in the arts, or residence in Minneapolis, can request to attend FAIR and learn through arts-integrated classes and diverse downtown arts and career internship experiences. From performing on the stages of historic theaters to showcasing art at the X-Games, FAIR students see art not as an extracurricular activity, but core to their learning.
 
Students’ individual interests and talents are nurtured through diverse and culturally sustaining learning experiences both inside the walls of FAIR and extending to the greater downtown arts campus. Fine arts and core content teachers will get to know students' individuals to guide them on their paths to success. FAIR wants to help students discover and refine their own artistry by connecting them with resident professional artists and partnerships in the downtown community.  
 
Perform on stage, create in a studio, or work behind the scenes while completing a high school degree through arts-integrated coursework.  All students entering grades 9-12, regardless of background or experience in the arts, are invited to apply through a flexible admissions process.  Students with an eagerness to learn and a capacity for continued growth are encouraged to come learn with FAIR.
 
The FAIR High School for Arts is a Minneapolis Public School - but is unique as the District's only high school magnet and only MPS school that gives equal priority to residents and non-residents. Students enrolled at FAIR also have equal access to Go-To Passes for taking the city bus to and from school. Non-Minneapolis residents welcome!
 

 

Magnet school description
Magnet Schools

Citywide magnet schools welcome students from all neighborhoods across Minneapolis. Magnet schools provide innovative programs focused on specific themes such as the Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), Dual Language, Montessori, and Global Studies and Humanities.

Highlights
WE OFFER: 
  • Arts Integration in all subjects
  • Art electives include printmaking, ceramics, media arts, acting for film, social justice theater, theater tech, spoken word, vocal music, rock combo, electronic music, dance, and much more!
  • Project-based learning and Competency based grading
  • Apprenticeships, shadowing and career pathways through business and arts partnerships 
  • College credits through Post-Secondary Education Opportunities at nearby colleges 
  • Advance language programming in conjunction with Minneapolis College
  • Special Education Citywide Services: ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), DCD (Developmental Cognitive Delay) and EBD (Social and Emotional) services
  • English Language Programming
  • Student driven FAIR+ after-school programming
  • Athletics and activities through partner school Henry

 

Transportation: High School Go-To Pass (for residents and non-residents)

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English : 612.668.1840
EspaƱol: 612.668.3700
Soomaali: 612.668.3700
Hmoob: 612.668.1840

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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1250 W. Broadway Ave., 55411
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