Fine Arts Academy

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Fine Arts Staff

With over 125 years combined teaching experience, our Covington Fine Arts staff is looking forward to working with all students at Covington, from beginner to advanced. Join us for an excellent creative experience here at Covington Middle School.

Covington Fine Arts Academy is comprised of award winning students and faculty in music, theatre, dance, the visual arts, and digital arts. Along with a high quality fine arts program, the academic core teachers are using drama based instruction and visual arts enhanced strategies, as a part of the AISD Creative Learning Initiative in their classrooms to increase rigor and develop a deeper and richer understanding of the state curriculum.

This creative learning is an integral part of the educational process that stimulates our students’ intellect and peaks their curiosity, creativity and imaginations.

The beauty of these techniques is that they easily engage students and immediately help create an environment for focused inquiry and cross-curricular learning opportunities. The instructional techniques used with this focus emphasize the broader goals of problem-solving and creative thinking through the creation of kinesthetic and interactive experiences.

If you submit a transfer request for a priority or general transfer prior to applying to this program, acceptance into this program will supersede an approved priority or general transfer.

Fine arts application timeline 2024-25 school year:

October 1, 2023– CMSFAA Handbook and Prospective Student Application available here.

November 8, 2023 – Enroll Austin Round One (must complete Covington FAA Application also) 

December 9, 2023 – CMSFAA Application Workshop 10am-Noon (Q&A and guidance on application/audition process) 

February 6, 2024 – Deadline for submitting applications for 2024-2025 school year (complete applications include: essay, teacher recommendations, report cards, and standardized test results) 

February 13, 2024 – CMSFAA will notify qualified applicants their advancement letter indicating advancement to Audition Phase. Students will be contacted to select an audition time. 

February 17, 2024 – FAA Auditions/Interviews at Covington 9am-3pm. 

March 1, 2024 – CMSFAA Decisions Emailed

March 5, 2024 – Enroll Austin Round One results

March 8, 2024 – Deadline for Students to Confirm Attendance at CMSFA

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FAA Info

FAA Application 2024-25