Fine Arts and/or Performing and Visual Arts
HISD’s Magnet programs in the fine arts build on academics to give students opportunities for creative expression. Young artists work together to produce high-quality performances, publications, and exhibitions that reflect their understanding of the arts, develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and enhance their self-esteem. Excellence in the arts is considered an integrated, natural extension of the academic program. Participants receive specialized instruction in a variety of areas.
Grade average of 78 and a conduct grade average of "S" is required in order to be considered for audition at all Fine Arts middle schools.
This program is offered at the following schools:
Lawson Middle School (Performing and Visual Arts) Website
Ortiz Middle School (Performing and Visual Arts) Website
Pershing Middle School (Fine Arts) Website
Magnet Programs offer a range of thematic educational choices for grades K-12. Each program's enriched curriculum centers on a specialized theme that meets students' diverse needs, while teachers receive training to deliver specialized content using best practices. Magnet Programs seek to draw a diverse student body from throughout the city. Strong community and business partnerships connect the relevance of the theme with a real-world view.