HISD Fine Arts Department
  • Fine Arts Summer Intensives

    2023 HISD Fine Arts Summer Intensive Application Form

    Tuesday, June 6 – Thursday, June 29  

    The actual start time depends on the summer intensive level.

    *Monday through Thursday (No Fridays)*

    Student and Staff Holiday - June 19

    The HISD Fine Arts Intensives provide opportunities for students to be involved in an array of age-appropriate art experiences ranging from Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Fine Arts curriculum-based learning is combined with exciting and engaging instruction to encourage our young performers and artists to enhance their cultural sensitivity and awareness. The intensives will be located at ten campuses around HISD, giving access to all students and parents interested in the summer opportunity. The HISD Fine Arts Summer Intensives are provided at no cost to students and are led by HISD Certified Teachers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students as well. 

    All levels are welcome! 

    (The Middle and High School Dance Intensives, and Intermediate/Advanced Guitar are programs designed for intermediate and advanced dance students.)

     For more information about Summer Fine Arts Intensives click here 

  • HISD Fine Arts views every student as an emerging artist. The Arts are vital to the development of the whole child. The importance of the Arts is clear: while stimulating imagination and self-expression, the Arts hold a significant role in the development of critical thinking, responsible decision making and cultural awareness. Students develop abilities and habits of mind that empower their learning across the curriculum. We strive to encourage the leader and artist in every child to help them grasp, comprehend and appreciate the importance of creativity in our global society.  HISD learners communicate ideas using all available tools; design, revise and reflect on their work to solve aesthetic problems, analyze and respond to others' creative efforts.  Rigorous Fine Arts instruction produces self-motivated, adaptable, productive, competent, lifelong learners, equipped for the challenges of the global workforce.

    The Fine Arts Curriculum is designed to provide teachers the freedom to deliver arts programming in a personalized manner, while ensuring all students throughout the district are experiencing the learning of similar information.  Our goal is to increase the emergent literacy skills of students by participating in an enhanced fine arts curriculum that is integrated and aligned with TEKS for reading, language arts, science and mathematics. Education of the whole student will build better citizens, communities and a better future for all. 

Contact Information

  • Houston Independent School District
    Fine Arts Department
    4400 West 18th Street
    Houston, TX 77092
    Telephone: 713-556-6867