Perpich Center for Arts Education
The mission of Perpich Center for Arts Education is to provide all Minnesota students the opportunity to develop, enhance, and integrate their artistic and academic abilities to their highest potential. They do this by teaching in and through the arts. Their public, residential arts high school serves up to 310 eleventh and twelfth graders from across the state. They teach Minnesota educators through their professional development and resource programs. They support teaching art and arts integration through the extensive arts education material in their library. The Board of Perpich Center for Arts Education manages the Perpich Center. The Board consists of 16 members, including the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education or the Commissioner’s designee, and 15 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. At least one member must be appointed from each congressional district, and no member may serve for more than two consecutive terms.