A North Texas educational organization dedicated to inspiring young people through an arts-based, academic world-view.
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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 if there is space in the desired grade level.
Open Enrollment for 2022-2023 will run January 12 – February 14th, 2023!
Yes, all new students are required to audition and meet the requirements for acceptance.
You will find everything you need to know on our Admissions Page.
Kindergarten through 5th grade audition in all four Fine Arts areas: Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art.
Requirements for each grade level and fine art can be found on our Admissions Page.
We offer optional, but highly encouraged, Audition Workshop Q&A sessions in January and February.
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 mailed as soon as possible.
No, your child does not have to re-audition each year.
Class size ranges from 13-20 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 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (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 in academic
Yes. We are a public school and, as such, provide special education, section 504, English as a Second Language, Response to Intervention, and Gifted and Talented services for qualifying students.
As a public school, all students participate in the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) assessments, as well as all required early childhood literacy screenings.
Our day begins at 7:45 am and ends at 3:30 pm for Kindergarten-1st grade and 3:45 pm for 2nd-5th 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. Dance/P.E. uniforms are sold yearly through our local vendor, as well as through the Resale page. 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.