Q: Whom 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 during the Open Enrollment window after applying for the academy. Students who are selected for the academy will be notified of their acceptance and the list of acceptances will be sent to GMSD Student Services for verification of Open Enrollment status.
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: 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 similar to last year.
Q: What is the advantage of the Fine 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 Fine Arts Academy, the Honors Academy, and the 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: If I have content specific questions, whom should I contact?