Robin Stanton
Director of MSVPA  and Special Programs

27500 Cosgrove
Warren, Michigan   48092

Call now Office Telephone: (586) 698-4394
Call now Attendance Line: (586) 698-4395
Fax: (586) 698-4397

Program Purpose:

MSVPA is an exciting, creative program that has been designed to build on the district’s nationally-acclaimed, award-winning high school performing arts program (WCSPA) which is located in Sterling Heights High School. MSVPA is intended for academically-focused and creative students who seek to blend their academic experience with interest in the performing arts.

Students who are accepted into the program will split their school day between their home middle school, where they will take their language arts, science and math classes, and Butcher Educational Center, where they will take their social studies and two performing arts electives. The performing arts electives will include visual arts, music, dance, and theatre exploratory experiences.

Admissions Criteria 

1. Iowa Assessment ©.
The Iowa Assessment provides the Admissions Committee with the student’s achievement level on a norm referenced assessment.

2. Parent Application.
The Parent Application provides the Admissions Committee with the students’ educational achievement and learning style from the parent’s perspective.

3. Student Application.
The Student Application provides the Admissions Committee with a student writing sample.

4. CogAT ©.
The CogAT provides the Admissions Committee with the student’s ability level on a norm referenced assessment.

5. Teacher Recommendations.
The Teacher Recommendations provides the Admissions Committee with information of the student’s leadership and learning styles as well as academic effort and performance.

6. Audition

  • Auditions are scheduled 15 minutes each – total time 30 minutes;
  • Students do not have to prepare anything for the audition;
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled audition time;
    Please bring a current photograph (not returned)

    All six (6) criteria will be used to determine final selections.


    Butcher Educational Center Dedicated: 1963 - Named after Thomas Butcher former WCS school board member.

    Commitment to Equal Access & Opportunity

    Nondiscrimination Statement: In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, it is the policy of the Warren Consolidated Schools that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “Protected Classes”) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination during any program, activity, service or in employment. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, 31300 Anita, Warren, Michigan 48093, (586) 825-2400, ext 63110.