HOW TO ENROLL AT NOVATO HIGH SCHOOL/MARIN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Marin School of the Arts (MSA) is a performing and visual arts program within Novato High School. Once accepted to MSA, your student will be a Novato High School student, attending the Marin School of the Arts. All registration goes through the Novato High Registrar, Rosemary Borrego.
For MSA program applications and information, click here.
NOVATO RESIDENTS: To determine your school of residence, please go to the Novato Unified School District (NUSD) website www.nusd.org. Go to the Headline tab and the click on “Registration.” The first tab is “Locate your Neighborhood School.” Students who are Novato residents, but not enrolled in an NUSD school, please submit your Fall report card and attendance records to the MSA office by the district’s listed deadline.
NOVATO STUDENTS WITHIN NOVATO HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT:
For students who attend an NUSD middle school: registration paperwork will be processed through your middle school. Please write on your 9th grade scheduling form that you will be attending MSA.
For students attending private or other schools: Once accepted, please contact Rosemary Borrego, the NHS Registrar, to set up a registration and counseling appointment.
NOVATO STUDENTS IN THE SAN MARIN SCHOOL AREA (INTRA-DISTRICT)
Please fill out an intra-district transfer form, available on the NUSD website or at the District offices (available at the end of October), which needs to be returned to the District Office by their listed March deadline. Please mark whether you want to attend MSA only or whether you want to be considered for both MSA and NHS.
OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENTS (INTER-DISTRICT)
There is a two-step process to be accepted to the Marin School of the Arts:
1. When applying to MSA also go to your local school district and complete an inter-district transfer form. This must first be approved by your local district and then sent to NUSD for their approval. Please do not call NHS until you have received approval from NUSD.
2. You will receive a confirmed inter-district transfer letter from NUSD, once the paperwork has been approved and processed, including an “Exhibit A” form. Please send the “Exhibit A” form to the NHS Registrar. Ms. Borrego will contact you regarding a registration and counseling appointment.
OUT-OF-BAY AREA/STATE/INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
We accept applications, audition videos and portfolios via mail; electronic files can be on a CD or flash-drive. We will also require a copy of your most recent Fall report card and attendance records to the Marin School of the Arts office. On arrival, depending on your residence, you will need to register as per the instructions above.
INTER AND INTRA DISTRICT TRANSFER APPROVED STUDENTS ATTENDING MSA WILL HAVE TRANSFERS REVOKED UPON DECLINING ADMISSION TO MSA.
If you have any further questions, please contact the MSA Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org