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Texas Center for Arts + Academics Virtual Open House
November 4, 2021 If you’re reading this, chances are you already know the countless benefits an arts-based education provides. That’s why we need your help to spread the word about our schools! Please, invite anyone you know with school-aged children to consider Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and Texas School of the Arts as their schools of choice....
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Texas Center for Arts Academics TCAA Newsletter
October 1, 2021 Each academic year, the generosity of our faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, guardians, alumni, and friends helps us add robust and diverse opportunities for over 1,200 students that simply wouldn’t be possible if we relied solely on state funding. Your gifts help TCA+A cover costs accrued throughout the year and provide the means...
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TCAA Virtual Academy
On August 31, 2021, Senate Bill 15 was passes by the Texas Legislature. The bill provides funding mechanisms for Virtual Learning. While we await final approval from the Governor, TCA+A is setting the stage for its virtual campus. Assuming the bill is signed into law in the coming days, what follows is the blueprint for...
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Texas School of the Arts TeSA Student on NBC News
Fort Worth,TX – Texas School of the Arts(TeSA) 5th grader, Austin Arbelaez recently signed a deal with Mapex Drums USA. Austin shares covers on social media and has gained a large following receiving recognition by several famous musicians and well-known bands. Of course, he has his own following here at Texas Center for Arts +...
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Texas Center for Arts Academics TCAA Director of Choral Operations
Monday, August 16, 2021, Fort Worth, TX – Texas Center for Arts + Academics (TCA+A) is excited to announce Dr. Amy Prickett as Director of Choral Operations. Dr. Prickett has been part of the TCA+A family since 2018. She started as a part-time voice teacher and substitute in Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts’ music...
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Thursday, July 1, 2021, Fort Worth, TX – Texas Center for Arts + Academics (TCA+A) announced on Thursday afternoon the hiring of Anika Perkins as the new Chief Academic Officer and Deputy Superintendent. Perkins will serve as the lead academics executive for both Texas School of the Arts (TeSA) and Fort Worth Academy of Fine...
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On June 17, 2021, Texas Center for Arts + Academics President/CEO, Paul Gravley announced that all students will return to in-person instruction this fall. Mr. Gravley’s official letter is attached below.
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Texas Center for Arts Academics TCAA Student Performance
This school year has been like no other and we are truly indebted to our amazing families, faculty and staff, alumni, donors, and sponsors for partnering with Texas Center for Arts + Academics to ensure the success of our schools and programs.On April 9th 2021, at our first ever virtual gala, “The Greatest Show in Fort...
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With Summer now less than two months away, our Summer Camps are starting to fill up! We are offering camps in Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art for ages 3-18.More Details: Open to the public9am – 4pmMonday – FridayBefore & after care availableIn-person & online optionsClasses taught by degreed instructorsEnd-of-week showcase for all studentsWe offer...
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Fort Worth, TX – February 23, 2021 Jackson Layton, FWAFA Junior and Thespian President, recently requested a proclamation from Mayor Betsy Price to name March as Theatre in Our Schools Month, a program promoted by the Educational Theatre Association. A current Texas State Thespian Officer (STO), Jackson has joined his fellow STOs in efforts to...
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