Apply To TeSA

TeSA's Back to School Plan

The TCAA Board voted on a Waiver for a Four Week Extension for TeSA at the August 25th TCAA Board Meeting. This was submitted to TEA to Start In-School Learning on October 13, 2020.
TeSA has plans in place to phase in groups of students over a three week period to transition from our 100% At-Home Learning Plan to In-School Learning and practice the TCAA Back-To-School Health processes and procedures that are being put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Specific plans were outlined in the Principal Newsletter HERE.
Unless we are required to close school by the Texas Education Agency, TCAA schools will offer both In-School and At-Home Learning models for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

TeSA's Safe Return to School Plan

Explore. Apply. Audition.

Texas School of the Arts is currently accepting students, in grades K-6, for the 2020-2021 school year. Please follow the application process below to schedule an audition. Auditions will be conducted in an online format.

  1. Download your application HERE
  2. Return completed application by

                     ATTN: Paula Fukuhara
                     Texas School of the Arts
                     6025 Village Pkwy
                     Edgecliff Village, TX 76134

    • In-person at Texas School of the Arts
      *Masks & a COVID-19 screening questionnaire are currently required for all campus visitors.

For more information regarding applying to TeSA or the admission process please contact Paula.Fukuhara@myTeSA.org.

The Application Process


Explore the Process

It’s never too early to start preparing. The first step is getting familiar with the application process. Explore the following documents and remember to contact us if you have any questions. These documents are for reference only and may change from year to year.


Apply for Admission

Students from accepted ISDs may gain admission to TeSA by completing an application and auditioning. TeSA accepts new students at every grade level starting in Kindergarten- but please keep in mind that acceptance is limited due to our commitment to small class sizes.

Students and parents may submit applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Students will then be assigned to their auditions. 


Audition to Join Us

Students in grades K-2 audition in all fine arts: choir, dance, theater, and visual arts. Students in grades 3-6 must choose one of these artistic areas in which to audition with an option to also audition in a second area. 

All auditions will currently take place online. Applicants will be scored on a rubric for their chosen artistic disciplines, then ranked according to grade level to determine acceptance or placement on the wait lists. Students must meet a minimum required score for acceptance. Students will not receive a copy of their completed rubric or score. 

Audition Workshops

Meet with a Fine Arts representative to learn the basics of auditioning. They’ll help you know what to expect so you can audition with confidence. 

November 14, 2020 | Time TBD

January 16, 2021 | Time TBD

January 30, 2021 | Time TBD


If you have questions, please contact our office at 817-766-2390 Ext. 112 or e-mail admission@mytesa.org

When To Apply?

Open enrollment is January 13-February 15, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year. Auditions are scheduled upon evaluation of the applications. Then decision letters are sent mid-March.

Come back on January 13, 2021 to submit an application!

What are the Accepted ISDs?

Students whose parent or guardian currently resides in any of the following TEA-approved ISDs are eligible to apply:

Aledo ISD
Alvarado ISD
Arlington ISD
Azle ISD
Birdville ISD
Burleson ISD
Carroll ISD
Castleberry ISD
Cedar Hill ISD
Cleburne ISD
Coppell ISD
Crowley ISD
Dallas ISD
DeSoto ISD

Duncanville ISD
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
Everman ISD
Fort Worth ISD
Godley ISD
Granbury ISD
Grand Prairie ISD
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD
Joshua ISD
Keene ISD

Keller ISD
Kennedale ISD
Lake Worth ISD
Mansfield ISD
Northwest ISD
Peaster ISD
Springtown ISD
Weatherford ISD
White Settlement ISD