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Schools closed until further notice along with all extracurricular activities, after-school conservatory classes, and performances.

March 27, 2020

The past weeks have been challenging for all of us but you have proved that our TCAA family is resilient and strong. 

Difficult decisions had to be made in the past few days that will impact us all. We hope these decisions will keep our family members safe and healthy. With that said, we have decided not to automatically resume school on Monday, April 6th, and instead continue to keep TCAA, FWAFA, and TeSA closed until further notice. We will continue learning through online education and will continue following guidance from the Governer, and monitoring federal, state, and local agencies as well as surrounding school districts. When we feel it is safe for our children and all of you, we will reopen.

Along with this closure update, it is with heavy hearts that we will need to cancel all spring performances, art shows, prom, and senior trip.

All paid activity fees related to these performances as well as senior trip costs will be refunded. Students and parents can expect these refunds to arrive by the end of the school year. If fees were paid via credit card, they will be refunded via credit card. If fees were paid with cash and/or checks, refund checks will be mailed. Please be patient, as we are working with limited resources during this time.

Contingency plans will continue, as we strive to host as many senior activities as possible. However, if necessary events such as Senior Showcase and Graduation will take place on virtual platforms. Senior Capstone will be optional this year but for those who wish to participate, a virtual platform will be provided.

We know this is not the ideal situation but we encourage you to keep supporting one another, reaching out to your principals and teachers, and doing what you do best… loving on our children and each other. Let us know if you need anything. We are here to serve and support you. This too shall pass. We hope before long we will be back together.

Take care and please stay safe and healthy!

Natalie Texada
Chief Academic Officer




An Evening Celebrating the Arts and Youth Development at MOPAC Event Center with Texas Boys Choir Performance and Food by Chef Tim Love.

Febraury 28, 2020

FORT WORTH, TX, February 28, 2020 – Texas Center for Arts + Academics (TCAA) is excited for the much-anticipated Spring event. The Gold Standard” is not just the theme for the evening, but a nod to the high bar the organization sets each year in its commitment to creativity and excellence. This year’s event will take place at MOPAC Event Center on Saturday, April 4 at 7:00 pm.

The 2020 Spring event will feature the announcement of a new program and ribbon-cutting ceremony, a live performance from Texas Boys Choir, music, dancing, and food from the kitchen of Chef Tim Love. This is expected to be a comfortable, relaxed evening that will offer parents, faculty, friends, and supporters the opportunity to come together and celebrate the amazing charter schools, community programs, and talent that TCAA encompasses.

All proceeds from the event will bring vital funds and support to Texas Center for Arts + Academics’ schools and programs.

Individual tickets are on sale now on at through March 27th. TCAA proudly announces Frost Bank as the presenting sponsor for the annual fundraising event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Phillip Garrott, Director of Development at or by phone at 817.766.2390 x172.




February 13, 2019

FORTWORTH,Texas– February 13, 2019–Texas Center for Arts + Academics (TCAA) launches its newest program, Texas Art Conservatory, to train young artists in grades 3-12 through intensive study in 2-D and 3-D media processes. Opening March 2019, afterschool courses will be taught at 3901 S Hulen St in Fort Worth by highly skilled, credentialed faculty, and designed to build a strong foundation and develop increasing art skills and knowledge. Registration is now open at

At Texas Art Conservatory, students will explore our visual culture and its history, gain expertise in a broad range of artistic processes, and learn to apply those skills to create their individual style and aesthetic. Additionally, they will develop critical thinking skills, strengthen hand-eye coordination, and increase capacity to problem solve and connect ideas. As a result of a progressing curriculum, participants will increase their ability to imagine and create, as well as their understanding of art history, theory, and knowledge of key artists. Classes will be taught in a safe and supportive environment, nurturing students’ natural abilities and building upon them.

During each eight-week afterschool or weekend course, students will create 5-6 completed pieces which can be used to begin developing a personal portfolio. Each class will be taught by degreed instructors, who are active local artists with expertise in their artform. As courses are added to the program, Texas Art Conservatory will expand its curriculum, offering courses and workshops year round and establish a progressing path for students to develop their skill and artistry.

Texas Art Conservatory builds upon the legacy of Texas Boys Choir—and more recently Texas Dance Conservatory—to provide children with high-quality fine arts experiences. Clint Riley, President & CEO, says, “For more than 70 years we have given children the opportunity to experience and learn about the arts. We are honored to continue strengthening our community through quality programs that empower young people to leave their mark, achieving personal and artistic excellence.”About Texas Boys Choir

About Texas Center for Arts + Academics

Texas Center for Arts + Academics is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to the development of young people through arts-based programs. Since 1946 we have inspired children through the arts with an academic worldview. We believe in providing a variety of avenues through which to celebrate and nurture the unique gifts and creative talents of our community. Our two public charter schools—Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and Texas School of the Arts—and specialized conservatories, Texas Boys Choir, Texas Dance Conservatory, and Texas Art Conservatory, deliver high-quality education in a unique and proven way. In fact, our approach is perhaps best reflected in our name. This combination of arts and academics reflects our larger role:  to help ensure a self-sustaining arts community.

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