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Open Enrollment Has Ended

Please check back here for updates on additional open enrollment periods, should they become available.

Decision letters for 2021-2022 are sent mid-March.

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Explore TeSA

Campus Tours

  • Come see the campus in action
  • Small groups to ensure social distancing
  • Get answers to your specific questions

We are currently limiting the size of our tour groups. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.


Audition Workshops

In our Audition Workshop video, our audition coaches explain what to expect so that you and your child will feel confident in their performance when they audition for TeSA. 

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Virtual Goodie Bag

Our Virtual Goodie Bag is a touch-free information packet, including handouts with details regarding auditions, after-school arts programs, FAQ’s and more!

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How To Apply


Updates regarding additional audition periods will be posted here. In the event we re-open enrollment, please follow the application process below to schedule an audition. Auditions will be conducted in an online format.

  1. Download your application (when available).
  2. Return completed application by (CHOSE ONE – whichever method works best for you):
    • Email: Paula.Fukuhara@myTeSA.org
    • Fax:      817-732-8373
    • Mail:    ATTN: Paula Fukuhara
      Texas School of the Arts
      6025 Village Pkwy
      Edgecliff Village, TX 76134
    • In Person: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

      3. Once received the application will be reviewed and an email will be sent to schedule your audition. Check out the audition information below.

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

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

The Admission Process


Explore the Process

We are so excited you want to audition for TeSA! 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 (see below) may start the admission process by Completing an Application and auditioning. TeSA accepts new students at every grade level, starting in Kindergarten.


Audition to Join Us

Students in grades K-6 audition in all fine arts: Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

Auditions for the 21-22 school year will take place entirely online. Applicants will be scored on the provided rubric. Students must meet a minimum required score for acceptance. Those who receive adequate scores will either be offered admittance to TeSA or be placed on the waitlist until a spot becomes available.

Students will not receive copies of rubrics or be given access to their audition scores.

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
Crowley 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