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Open Enrollment for an upcoming school year begins the 2nd Wednesday in January and runs approximately 30 days. If you want to join TeSA within the current school year, private auditions may be scheduled for grade specific openings.
Open Enrollment for 2021-2022 runs 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 Admissions Page.
Students in grades Kindergarten through 2nd-grade audition in all four fine art areas: Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance and Music.
Grades 3 through 6 must audition in one of the following areas: Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, and Music but have the option to audition in a second area, if they choose.
Requirements for each grade level and fine art can be found on our Admissions Page.
We also offer optional, but highly encouraged, Audition Workshops in November and January each year.
Results from auditions within our Open Enrollment period are typically mailed the third week of March.
Results from previously scheduled auditions throughout the school year are typically mailed within two weeks of the audition.
No, your child does not have to re-audition each year.
Class size ranges from 18-24 students per homeroom class.
This varies greatly from year-to-year and grade-to-grade. 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 a high-quality education. The curriculum at TeSA 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.
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, as well as all required early childhood literacy screenings.
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.
No, TeSA does not charge activity fees. However, families are required to purchase a school uniform, PE/Dance uniform, and general school supplies.
Yes. All uniforms must be purchased at our preferred vendor, Flynn O’Hara or through the PTO-run TeSA Uniform Resale Page on Facebook. More details can be found in our Student Handbook.
No, transportation is the parent’s responsibility. Each year, our PTO works to provide opportunities for parents to connect with carpools.