A Special Message From Our Principal....
As principal, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to our website for The
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA).
We are in our 45th year of excellence in the arts and academics at HSPVA!
We continue to celebrate what makes us one of the nation's most prestigious
high schools: our proud heritage, dedicated staff, successful alumni,
supportive parents, and, most importantly, our gifted and talented students.
The entire school community is proud of our unprecedented achievements
since our inception in 1971. HSPVA has one of the highest number of
Presidential Scholars in the Arts in the nation. For 2015-2016, the school once
again earned the highest ranking possible under the Texas Education Agency's
accountability system garnering “met standard” for every indicator and earning
“distinctions” in all seven areas
measured by the state. We look forward
to continuing the progress that we made last year to fulfill, even better, our
mission to provide a balanced program of rigorous training in the arts and
HSPVA is truly a school like no other. As I walk the hallways of the school
and observe students studying and participating in creative writing, dance,
theatre, vocal and instrumental music, visual arts, and the academics, I
realize how fortunate they are to have a fine arts campus to attend in the
Houston Independent School District. The students work hard in both the
academics and the arts to move toward their goals of graduation and beyond. Our
faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students reach those goals and
After this visit to our website, you are invited to come back for more –
more information about HSPVA events, photos, updated news, and more HSPVA magic
The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is rich in a tradition
of excellence. I look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders in
moving HSPVA to an even higher level of achievement, both academic and
artistic. Please let me know if there is anything, I can do to help you at
R. Scott Allen, Ed.D.