Academy Profile: Achievement

- Academy students participate in approximately 300 artistic presentations each school year, both on campus and through tours and outreach programs.

- During the 2014-2015 Academy year, ten students were named as a finalist in the YoungArts awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA).

- Comparative arts majors find success in a wide variety of artistic and academic paths. In 2015 the Heart & Art project was selected as the National Winner of the College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts and was a Michigan Arts Council grant recipient.

- Creative writing majors are routinely recognized on the national level. Nineteen writers have been selected as Presidential Scholars in the Arts, more than any other school in the nation. Recent graduates have pursued writing, publishing, editing and other interests at universities and colleges including Oberlin, Emerson, Bard, Knox, Harvard, Stanford, NYU, the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia, among others.

- Dance majors are routinely accepted to their first choice university programs. Recent graduates are dancing in professional ballet and modern dance companies including Miami City Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Lines Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company and on Broadway.

- Recent Academy music majors have received honors from associations including Morton Gould, ASCAP, Downbeat, Falcone, Fischoff, Percussive Arts Society, Lennox International Young Artists Competition and Michigan Music Teachers Association. Students make regular appearances on the radio program, From the Top.

- The theatre arts program has had over more than 27 YoungArts finalists, including two Presidential Scholars, since 2001. The program places graduates in major audition-based college and conservatory programs around the world, including The Juilliard School, Carnegie Mellon, Rutgers, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Central School.

- The visual arts department places students in art schools, colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Recent student artwork has been displayed in the White House and at the Vatican.

- Since the motion picture arts program was established in 2005, graduates have enrolled in top media and film schools including NYU, USC, CalArts, Johns Hopkins, Lawrence and Northwestern. Students have received honors including the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, a Gold Key Award from Scholastic and Honorable Mention in the NFAA YoungArts program. One MPA major was the first high school student to be awarded the Cannes Pavilion internship at the Film Festival.

Presidential Scholars
Since 1980, 43 Interlochen graduates have been chosen as Presidential Scholars in the Arts/Academics; more than any other high school in the United States. 

2014-15 Test Results

Academy S.A.T. Mean Scores
Critical reading: 583
Math: 555
Writing: 566

Academy A.C.T. Mean Score
Composite: 26 

National Merit Students

Commended: 8
Finalist: 2 

Commended: 4
Finalist: 2 

Commended: 8
Finalist: 3 

Commended: 8
Finalist: 4

Commended: 8
Finalist: 4