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.
Note: A student applying to any of HISD’s high school Fine Arts Magnet Programs must audition and prepare according to the school’s published criteria. Each school establishes its own audition procedures. Questions regarding these procedures or programs should be directed to the individual school.
This program is offered at the following schools:
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.