Explore Our Admission Process

1. Explore the Process

1. Explore the Process

It's never too early to start preparing. The first step is getting familiar with the application process. Please explore the following documents and remember to contact us if you have any questions. These documents are for reference only and may change from year-to-year.

Our Open Enrollment period closed on February 11, 2019. We are now taking Secondary Wait List Applications.

2019-2020 Secondary Wait List Application

Audition Requirements
2019-2020 K - 2nd Grade Audition Requirements
2019-2020 3rd - 6th Grade Audition Requirements

Audition Rubrics
K - 2nd Grade Audition Rubric
3rd - 6th Grade Dance Audition Rubric
3rd - 6th Grade Music Audition Rubric
3rd - 6th Grade Theater Audition Rubric
3rd - 6th Grade Visual Arts Audition Rubric

Monologue/Poem Resources
Poem Options for Grades 3-4
Girls Monologues for Grade 3-4
Girls Monologues for Grades 5-6
Boys Monologues for Grades 3-4
Boys Monologues for Grades 5-6
Elementary Choir Option


Apply for Admission

Students from accepted ISDs may gain admission to TeSA by completing an application and auditioning. Students and parents may submit applications for the 2019-2020 school year during Open Enrollment January 9 - February 11, at which time the students will be assigned to their auditions.


Audition to Join Us

First thing is to just remember to breathe! Even for the most confident performer, an audition can be daunting. At TeSA, we get that and strive to make our application and audition process a positive experience for aspiring artists.

Students in grades K-2 audition in all fine arts: choir, dance, theater, and visual arts. Students in grades 3-6 must choose two of these artistic areas in which to audition.

All auditions take place on the TeSA campus. Applicants will be scored on a rubric for their chosen artistic disciplines, then ranked according to grade level to determine acceptance or placement on the wait lists. Students must meet a minimum required score for acceptance. Students will not receive a copy of their completed rubric or score.


Students whose parent/guardian currently resides in any
of the following TEA-approved ISDs are eligible to apply:

  • Aledo ISD
  • Alvarado ISD
  • Arlington ISD
  • Azle ISD
  • Birdville ISD
  • Burleson ISD
  • Carroll ISD
  • Castleberry ISD
  • Cedar Hill ISD
  • Cleburne ISD
  • Crowley ISD
  • DeSoto ISD
  • Eagle Mt-Saginaw ISD
  • Everman ISD
  • Fort Worth ISD
  • Godley ISD
  • Grand Prairie ISD
  • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
  • Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD
  • Joshua ISD
  • Keene ISD
  • Keller ISD
  • Kennedale ISD
  • Lake Worth ISD
  • Mansfield ISD
  • Northwest ISD
  • Peaster ISD
  • Springtown ISD
  • Weatherford ISD
  • White Settlement ISD


You Have Questions - We Have Answers!

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, please contact our office at (817) 732-8372 Ext. 100 or email admission@MyTeSA.org