Applying to the Academy

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Current high school students in grades 9 and 10 can apply to AVAPA by following the criteria stated below.  Students can not apply for AVAPA after the beginning of the 11th grade.

Students wanting to join the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVAPA) must follow the steps below:

  • Complete the GISD Magnet School Application.  The Magnet Application can be filled out through the Family Skyward account.
  • Garland High School AVAPA teachers will reach out to you with the instructions for the next step (audition or portfolio) by January 15.
  • Students then must perform a live audition for an AVAPA Audition Committee.  See Audition Requirements below.

Students will be notified within 4 weeks of the audition of their acceptance to the Academy.

Audition requirements