Our Schools

Fine Arts Academy

The MISD Fine Arts Department is proud to support our Fine Arts Academies at Brenda Norwood Elementary, Kenneth Davis Elementary, Alma Martinez Intermediate and Cross Timbers Intermediate Schools.

Each Fine Arts Academy houses state-of-the-art facilities designed to foster creativity and growth in academic, artistic and performance skills. 

Our elementary artists gain exposure to multiple arts disciplines including music, piano, dance, theatre and visual art. At the intermediate level, artists expand their rigorous study into eight disciplines including band, choir, dance, digital art, piano, orchestra, theatre and visual art. Fine arts instruction is also enhanced by additional performance opportunities and master classes unique to the academy experience.
Based on the Studio Habits of Mind (shown below), our artists engage in arts-integrated core instruction designed to promote creativity, collaboration and critical thinking across all areas of study.


Studio Habits of Mind poster

Watch our artists and directors at work by visiting our social media pages on Instagram and Facebook. If you are interested in partnering with our academies, please email us at finearts@misdmail.org.

For additional details regarding our application process, visit our MISD Power of Choice page.