Dallas ISD’s two new fine arts collegiate academies have several seats available for incoming ninth-graders who want to pursue their passion in music or dance–while also earning up to 60 hours of college credit or an associate degree.
Families are encouraged to apply ASAP to the Wilmer-Hutchins Fine Arts Collegiate Academy or the W.T. White Fine Arts Collegiate Academy for next school year. (Go here to create an account and apply today).
Building on strong choir and band programs already in place in its feeder school community, the Wilmer-Hutchins Fine Arts Collegiate Academy will offer students instruction in the basics of music theory, vocal performance and instrumental conducting along with courses in various forms of dance. The program will include courses in both performance and theory.
In response to strong demand for dance instruction in its community, the new W.T. White Fine Arts Collegiate Academy will offer technical training and career pathways for students who want to make dance their life’s work. At White, the program will include instruction in world dance and cultures, intermediate ballet, modern and jazz dance, and dance composition.
Like all the district’s collegiate academies, the fine arts academies will offer students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 hours of college credit or an associate degree, tuition-free, in four years. These programs will also offer a multitude of opportunities for students to gain performance experience and connect with area arts organizations for hands-on training and fine arts experiences.