• Now accepting applications for current Southside 6th and 7th graders

  • What does being a part of the Fine Arts Academy mean for your student? 

    • Allowed to take two fine arts electives--even yearlong!
    • More rigorous expectations in his/her fine arts area(s)
    • Afterschool masterclass experience with all of the Fine Arts teachers and Academy students
    • A tight-knit community of peers, not just in his/her arts area, but within the academy
    • More performance/artistic display opportunities
    • Opportunities to work with professionals in various art professions


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    “The arts teach all of us – students and teachers alike – innovation, novelty, and creativity. We learn to be WONDROUS!!”

    (Presidential Center on the Arts, 1996. P6)

  • 2022-2023 Applications

    • Available Online 1/16
    • Complete Application Due by 3/18

    Interest Meeting

    • 2/15 @ 6pm in SSMS Media Center

    2022-2023 Auditions/Interview

    • Saturday, March 26 in person @ SSM
    • 15 minute sessions 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Questions?  Application - rjones@sd1.org  / Academy - gturner@fsd1.org