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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, www.artsacademics.org/academies/tesa/apply-to-tesa/.
Students in grades Kindergarten through 2nd-grade audition in all four fine art areas: Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance and Music. Students in 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 at www.artsacademics.org/academies/tesa/apply-to-tesa/. We also offer Admission and Audition workshops.
Results are typically mailed the third week of March.
No, your child does not have to re-audition each year.
Class size ranges from 15 students per class in Kindergarten to 20 students per class in grades 1-6.
This varies greatly from year-to-year and grade-to-grade. The only numbers that are consistent every year are 30 openings for kindergarten. 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 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 in academic courses.
Yes. We are a public school and, as such, provide special services for qualifying students.
Texas School of the Arts (TeSA) students participate in STAAR testing to evaluate TEKS standards beginning in 3rd grade and continuing through 6th grade. Students take STAAR tests for reading and math at the end of every grade level. They are tested for writing proficiency in 4th grade and in 5th grade they are tested in science. Stanford and OLSAT tests are given to all students in the fall of each year as national comparative and general school ability assessment.
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.
Yes. All uniforms must be purchased at our preferred vendor, Flynn O’Hara. Please see our website for more details under Student Resources. You can also find more information in the student handbook also located under Student Resources.
No, transportation is the parent’s responsibility. Although, we do try to provide opportunities for parents to connect with carpools.