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FWAFA Student Life

Opportunities to Learn More

At FWAFA, we believe that education goes beyond the classroom. To foster a lifelong passion for the arts, we offer numerous activities, clubs, companies, and ensembles for students to pursue their passions and tailor their educational experience to their interests. 

Students are provided an abundance of occasions and venues to step out of the classroom and apply their lessons through performances or exhibits for the public. FWAFA gives more than 50 performances annually, including the prestigious Subscription Series, which is marketed to the general public. And while the musicians, dancers, and actors get to play on stage, the visual artists frequently exhibit their work both inside and outside the school

For our dancers, we offer multiple opportunities for all grade levels. Junior Dance Company is open to 4th-6th graders after school and advanced 7th and 8th graders may audition for Academy Dance Company Trainees. Audition only companies also include Academy Dance Company II for 7th -12th grades and Academy Dance Company, which is open to 9th-12th graders. Academy Dance Company and Company II perform in the Dance Company Concert and the spring ballet.

To an aspiring actor, all the world’s a stage. We nurture their passion for performance with the high school musical and play, advanced theater showcase and winter and spring cabaret shows. Additional opportunities to those who audition also include Advanced Theater classes and Middle and High School Musical Theater Companies.

Visual arts students at FWAFA are encouraged to cultivate a personal artistic style while exploring a range of art forms. With an emphasis on open-minded and joyful artistry, our students experience the freedom that allows their talents to blossom in college and beyond. Students begin with Art I, which builds on the knowledge and skills developed in earlier grades, and Art Appreciation. Once these courses are completed, students have the option to take any number of in-depth, advanced studio classes, including drawingpainting, and sculpture.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Get some answers to some great questions we get all the time.

Does FWAFA have sports?

We do have a Physical Education program but we do not have interscholastic sports. Our Fine Arts Performances are our “Friday Night Lights.”

Does FWAFA have any AP or honors courses?

All secondary courses are taught at the college-preparatory level. Also, all of our students take AP English Language and Composition and Composition during their junior and senior years, as well as AP World History and AP US History in 10th and 11th grade. In addition, AP courses are offered in the following subjects: English III, English IV, Calculus, Biology, and Music Theory.

Does FWAFA have a uniform requirement?

Yes! All students must wear a uniform.

Do you charge activity fees?

Yes, we assess activity fees based upon the extracurricular activities a student participates in and the actual costs involved in that activity.

Student Groups

There are many options to become engaged on the campus.

Student Council – Follow FWAFA StuCO on Instagram!

Debate Club

Film Club

Gay Straight Alliance

Hip Hop Club

International Junior Thespian Society

International Thespian Society

Modern Music Masters Honor Society

National Art Honor Society

National Honor Society

National Honor Society for Dance Arts

National Junior Honor Society

Table Top Club

 

Student Activities

Some of our most beloved activities and traditions begin with celebration of our seniors with a Senior Sunrise, campout, Senior Buddies with the 3rd grade classes, Howdy Week activities, Howdy Week Dance and a Doo-Dah, a party for our elementary students; Capstone projects, Senior Clap-out, Senior Showcase and Graduation!

Juniors host an annual Talent Show, a Halloween-themed Doo Dah, a Haunted House & Dance, a ring-turning ceremony, and Prom. Sophomores sponsor a Valentine’s Dance and Doo-Dah. Our students also take various field trips around the Metroplex multiple times each year to enrich their learning experiences. Spirit Dress Fridays contribute to our school-wide spirit and our students celebrate each other through all-grade morning assembly, performances, and important milestones throughout the year.

The FWAFA Experience

With an emphasis on open-minded and joyful artistry, our students experience the freedom that allows their talents to blossom in college and beyond.

The arts teach us to solve complex problems in creative, unique ways. The arts help us explore all subjects in school to reveal their connections and deepen our understanding of the world. Because of the kind of thinking that an arts-rich education requires, FWAFA students are uniquely prepared for college and beyond and equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to reach their fullest potential.

Dr. Jennifer JacksonPrincipal