• Youth Performing Arts School at duPont Manual High School is the most comprehensive performing arts high school in Kentucky where students have the distinct opportunity to train, learn, and nurture their talent to become tomorrow's artists. Students are selected to attend by a competitive process that evaluates achievement test scores, academic achievement, personal essays, teacher recommendations, performing arts auditions, and on-site writing prompt. Jefferson County residents are not charged tuition. Residency in Jefferson County is required for admission to the Youth Performing Arts School at duPont Manual High School.

  • Application Timeline for 2018-2019 School Year
  • 10/28/17 Showcase of Schools; 9:00-4:00 at KY Fair and Exposition Center
  • 10/30/17 - JCPS Open Enrollment period begins/JCPS online application opens
  • 11/2/17 - Manual 8th Grade Open House; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • 11/7/17 Early Review* application packets submission deadline
  • 11/13/17-12/6/17 Early Review* auditions
  • 12/15/17 - JCPS Open Enrollment period ends/JCPS online application deadline
  • 12/15/17- Application packet submission deadline
  • 1/8/18-2/9/18 Auditions
  • Mid-March – Applicants notified of admission decision
  • *Western Middle School students and Noe Middle School students recognized as Gifted in Visual and Performing Arts are eligible for early review auditions.