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The FAIR High School for Arts - Downtown Minneapolis

The FAIR High School for Arts, is the only high school magnet in Minneapolis Public Schools. Rooted in equity, innovation, excellence and creativity.  High School students in grades 9-12 with a passion for art and live in Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs can enroll.  Located in the center of Downtown Minneapolis in the Arts District the perfect place to explore and grow!

Class of 2021
Class of 2021 Graduation Photos
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 2:30 PM

Hey FAIRNATION Families!

Check out these amazing Class of 2021 Gradation Photos!

Thank you Larry Nelson for taking these joyful photos!

Here is the link to the Live Stream Graduation Ceremony! 


Summer Credit Academy
Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:45 PM

Stay on track to graduate - register for the Summer Credit Academy at Edison or South High School.

Email for more information.



Original FAIR film world premier!
Friday, June 11, 2021 5:50 PM


Click here for the world premier of Helspotle Friday, June 11th on YouTube

Directed by André Samples

What’s going on in the town of Helspotle, Minnesota? Election season is coming, and reporter Genevieve Jones is sent up to dig into the mysteries surrounding the powers in this out-of-the-way community. Will she be able to solve all the mysteries before it’s too late? Find out in the FAIR High School for Arts and Stages Theatre Company original production devised and developed by the cast and crew of our Performance Theatre 3 class! [Contains Explicit Language]
Graduation Livestream!
Monday, June 7, 2021 12:00 PM

Class of 2021 Graduation Tonight - Monday, June 7, 2021!

We are so excited for tonight!  Here are some final details and reminders:

Graduation Live Stream:

Feel free to share the Live Stream Link:  Eduvision at this link:  Beginning at 6:50pm.  

This will also found on the MPS District website found here:

Graduates and Masks for Pictures - Good News!

Graduates will be required to wear masks during the ceremony and when receiving their diploma and greeting staff and guests on stage.   Graduates WILL get to take off their masks for the diploma Picture!  Have your cameras ready!

Last minute reminders:

  • Graduates should arrive at Cowles Center at 5:45pm dressed in cap and gown
  • Electronic Tickets will be required for all guests (6 per graduate) and will be scanned at the entrance.  Family groups are asked to sit with at least 2 seats between them.  If you have any difficulty, please contact .  We will also have printed copies of the tickets if necessary for families.
  • Masks are Required for everyone at the ceremony, including graduates
  • All personal items( cell phones are fine) should be given to family
  • Chromebooks must be returned prior to Graduation - student may bring their Chromebooks and Chargers to Graduation and they will be collected there.

We look forward to celebrating with you tonight!

Any questions?  Call Ms. Cumming, Principal at 651-248-0752



Summer Arts in Minneapolis!
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:00 PM

Get involved in the Minneapolis art scene this summer and sign up for FREE classes! 

  • Paint a social justice mural for George Floyd square
  • Design a skateboard
  • Work backstage in a theater
  • Produce digital music
  • Dance
  • Learn the ukulele
  • and more!  

Check out the schedule here and/or click here to register.

Watch this video to see the amazing spaces downtown!

ALL students entering grades 9-12 in Minneapolis and surrounding communities are welcome.

Graduation Info You Need to Know
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:45 AM

Congratulations to our seniors!  Learn how to get graduation tickets for our graduation ceremony Monday, June 7 at 7:00pm


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