Admitted Students

Acceptance and Retention Policy

If the student is accepted or placed on the waiting list, they need to complete the Admissions process by sending in their transcripts. The requested transcripts allow us to begin the course selection process. We request the same items from wait-listed students. If an accepted student declines admission, we want to be able to offer a seat to a wait-listed student as quickly as possible.

More information will be provided about BAA’s Acceptance and Retention policy at the Accepted/Students/Families Meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Boston Arts Academy | 6pm.


Wait-listed students will remain on the wait-list until the end of December. If the student doesn’t get in by the end of December she/he needs to go through the admissions process again for the following school year in order to be considered for BAA. Due to the high volume of applicants we do not have an appeals process at this time.

Admitted Students/Retention

Once a student is accepted to the Boston Arts Academy, they are informed of their rights, privileges and responsibilities as a BAA community member. These are clearly articulated in the Contract of Acceptance signed by both students and their parent or guardian. Included in the contract is the expectation that students at BAA maintain a C in their arts in the 9th and 10th grades, and a B- in the 11th and 12th Grades. Boston Arts Academy offers many opportunities to support students who are struggling with their course work. If a student is consistently on probation because of their performance in their major they may have to repeat the year in the arts, postponing their graduation date.

Shadow Program

This program is for accepted students only. It is designed to give the opportunity to accepted students to experience a day at BAA. The student will be paired up with a BAA student from the same grade and major.

Incoming Student Testing Dates

All incoming 9th and 10th grade students are requested to come into Boston Arts Academy for placement testing in the middle of June 2018.

Summer Orientation for Accepted Students Only

All incoming, newly accepted students are requested to attend a three-day summer orientation the third week of August (tentatively).