Magnet programs offer unique physical education opportunities, building confidence and supporting teamwork.

Sarasota High School Magnet Program

Circus Arts Conservatory has collaborated with Sarasota High School to teach students important life skills that are unique to Circus Arts. Together we have created a one-of-a-kind Magnet Program that challenges student’s strength, balance, and flexibility – both physically and mentally! The Circus Magnet Program provides an innovative set of state standards that combines local circus history,  physics, and performing arts. The Magnet Program is designed to help students develop advanced athletic abilities and creative thinking skills.

Unlike the traditional Sailor Circus Academy, the Circus Magnet Program takes place during the school day, and earns students credit toward a high school diploma. Students that participate in our Magnet Program are not required to perform in the Sailor Academy. The district allows school reassignment with program enrollment (meaning if you are not districted for SHS, you can school-choice). This 4-year physical education program conditions muscle memory and conceptualizes kinesiology. The Circus Magnet Program is compatible with Sarasota High’s AICE and MAST accelerated academic programs. Students in this program learn about the rich history of circus arts in Sarasota, which has been a hub of circus activity for over a century.

Original Application Deadline: March 1, 2023 
Sarasota County School Reassignment/School Choice deadline is March 25th.

Application Deadline Extended to May 1, 2024
for students districted to Sarasota High School only.

For more detailed infomation, CLICK HERE.

To apply, you must complete the following tasks:

  • Complete the ‘Sarasota High School Application’ form linked below
  • Submit your audition video to our Circus Magnet Lead Teacher and program coordinator, Dakota Carrera.
  • Letter of recommendation submitted directly by email to Dakota Carrera

Audition Video and Letter or Recommendation sent to:  (preferred) or