Q: Who do you send your teacher recommendations to?
Q: If I am a transfer student, do I need to apply for open enrollment?
A: Transfer students need to apply for open enrollment after applying for the academy. Students will be notified of acceptance into the Visual and Performing Arts Academy before Open Enrollment begins.
Q: If we want to perform in HHS theatre productions, do we have to take theatre classes?
A: No, productions are after school and open to all HHS students.
Q: Can you switch fine arts programs after one year?
A: Yes, you will have to meet audition requirements for the program you are transfering into.
Q: If I am a current 8th grade GMSD (resident) student, do I have to apply to the academy to be in the visual art honors program?
A: No, the high school teachers will perform portfolio reviews for current HMS and RES students simular to last year.
Q: What is the advantage of the Visual and Performing Arts Academy?
A: Leadership opportunities, community service, honors recognition, and small cohort engagement.
Q: Can I apply to multiple academies?
A: Yes, you can apply for the Visual and Performing Arts Academy, Honors Academy, and Leadership Academy. However, we encourage you to choose one academy to focus your time.
Q: If I am a current Houston High School student, can I be grandfathered into the program?
A: Yes, talk to your current fine arts teacher for details.
Q: Is there only one humanities class?
A: There is only one Honors Humanities class offered by Houston High School.
Q: Do I have to take the Honors Humanities class if I am grandfathered in next year?
A: Rising seniors may be exempt from the class next year.
For subject specific questions, you can contact the teachers below: