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:

HSPVA (High School for the Performing and Visual Arts)   Website

Kashmere High School (Performing and Visual Arts)   Website

Westbury High School (Performing and Visual Arts)  Website


HISD Discrimination Policy
The District prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, handicap or disability, marital status, religion, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of District policy and is prohibited.