The Certificate of Arts Program is offered in addition to Hutchison’s general program of studies, including any arts curriculum, and Hutchison girls accepted in Certificate of Arts Program must successfully complete the arts program requirements in addition to Hutchison’s standard graduation requirements. Current Hutchison girls in the ninth or tenth grades from all educational and artistic backgrounds and levels of experience may apply. Girls new to Hutchison are eligible, and credits earned in the arts programs of other schools may be transferable, subject to the program’s specific requirements.
New applicants into the Certificate of Arts Program are evaluated and accepted on an annual basis each fall. Once an application is received, instructors interview each student to determine whether she will fully benefit from the program’s advanced course of study. New Hutchison students must submit complete transcripts of all prior academic work to provide instructors with an overall assessment of academic and artistic potential to complete the Certificate of Arts Program in conjunction with Hutchison’s academic curriculum.