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Open Enrollment for an upcoming school year begins the 2nd Wednesday in January and runs approximately 30 days. For the 2021-2022 school year, open enrollment is January 13-February 15, 2021.
Yes, all students are required to audition and meet the requirements for acceptance.
You will find everything you need to know on our website,https://www.artsacademics.org/academies/fwafa/apply-to-fwafa/.
Elementary and Middle School students must audition in one of the following areas: Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, or Choir but have the option to audition in a second area if they choose. High School students must audition in one of the following areas: Visual Arts, Dance, Choir, Theatre, Musical Theatre, or Technical Theatre.
Requirements for each grade level and fine art can be found at https://www.artsacademics.org/academies/fwafa/apply-to-fwafa/
Results are typically mailed the third week of March.
No, your child does not have to re-audition each year.
3rd through 6th grade class size ranges from 18 to 20 students per class. Beginning in 7th grade, students switch classes each period, so class sizes vary. Classes are typically around 18 – 20 students per class, with some classes as small as 8 students and our largest class at 24 students (with the exception of choir classes).
This varies greatly from year-to-year and grade-to-grade. The only numbers that are consistent every year are 60 openings for 3rd grade. Any other openings depend on current students’ enrollment decisions. The number of auditioning applicants also varies; therefore, we are not able to provide consistent data on that topic.
Although we specialize in fine arts, we put a premium on high-quality, college-preparatory education. The curriculum at FWAFA is locally developed and TEKS-based. It is aligned throughout grade levels and is open to individual teacher creativity in the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to integrate aspects of the arts into academic courses. Several of our high school classes are Advanced Placement and therefore, must have a College Board-approved curriculum.
Our day begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:45 pm. This is a longer school day than most area schools in order to accommodate additional fine arts in our students’ school day.
No. As a public charter school there is no charge for students to attend.
Yes, we assess activity fees based upon the extracurricular activities a student participates in and the actual costs involved in that activity.
Yes. All uniforms must be purchased at our preferred vendor, Academy Uniforms. Please see our website XXXXX for more details You can also find more information on page XX in the student handbook, located at ……….
We do have a PE program but we do not have interscholastic sports. Our Fine Art Performances are our “Friday night lights.”
No, transportation is the parent’s responsibility. Although, we do try to provide opportunities for parents to connect with carpools.
Yes. We are a public school and, as such, provide special services for qualifying students.
Yes. As a public school, all students participate in the STAAR system.
FWAFA has a 100% graduation rate.
Our students attend top universities in the state and across the nation, including Baylor, University of Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Boston University, Cornell, USC and Stanford. Our students are accepted into fine arts programs in colleges and universities such as Boston Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco Conservatory, and Savannah College of Art and Design.
All secondary courses are taught at the college-preparatory level. Also, all of our students take AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature 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: Calculus; Spanish Language; Biology; Music Theory.