Schools seem to not consider the student that wants to study the arts, I've found in my travels as an Art Teacher, the Arts are a blob of the unknown, nice to look at.
When I first met Jee Soo I did not know of her determination. She found, or her parents did, an Art teacher in the community. An artist from England, married to a Slovak. She stopped going to him consistently after 8 months or so after I arrived. Her plan was to go to Art School. She was determined. THIS is what students are doing to get to art school, or arriving there completely at a disadvantage, no fault of their own. Some/many Schools are not providing them the support they deserve, like all students.