Fine Arts Academy

Important Events

Important Events and follow up information related to the application and audition/portfolio review process calendar are found on this page.

Please follow “McCallum Fine Arts Academy” Facebook group as well as go to “Receive Info” to join the Prospective student email list.

Prospective Student Calendar 2017-2018yr


Sept/Oct                                               MS Campus/Breakthrough Recruiting Events

October 3                                             Academy Showcase @MAC Theatre, 7-9pm

October 17, 24, 31                               Campus Tours for Parents/Families, 9:30-11am (registration required)

November 7, 8, 14, 15, 28, 29             Campus Tours for Parents/Families, 9:30-11am (registration required)

December 5, 12                                   Campus Tours for Parents/Families, 9:30-11am (registration required)

December 16                                       Academy Workshop Day, 9am-1pm (registration & fee required)

January 12                                           Applications Due

February 3, 10, 17, 19                         Auditions & Portfolio Reviews

February 23                                         Notification of Acceptance

February 27                                         MAC Expo Knight

March 9                                               Confirmation of Intent due

March 21 & 22                                     Academy Choice Knights (info below)

March 23                                             Waitlisted students contacted, if space becomes available

March 23                                             Online Registration for AISD due

March 23                                             MAC Enrollment documentation due


Academy Choice Knights

Wednesday, March 21st (music majors) & Thursday, March 22nd (all other majors)
MAC Cafeteria, 630-8pm

On Wednesday, March 21st music majors and parents (band, orchestra, piano, guitar & choral) AND on Thursday, March 22nd all other majors and parents (visual arts, acting, tech theatre, dance & cinematic arts) are invited to attend Academy Choice Knight.  After a brief presentation, you will meet with other new students in your major to ask questions and discuss your courses for next year.  You will also sign up for those selected classes.  Counselors, teachers and administrators will be available to you.

In addition, the MAC Registrar will be enrolling students – so bring your documentation.  Click here for what is needed.  Enrollment is for students new to AISD as well as those who have moved recently and need to update records.


Academy Showcase Night

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
McCallum Theatre, 7-9pm

On Tuesday, October 3rd from 7-9pm in the McCallum Theatre, prospective students and their families are invited to attend the McCallum Fine Art Academy’s Showcase 2017.  The evening involves performances and presentations by each of the arts majors, which includes band, choral studies, dance, cinematic arts, classical guitar, acting & technical theatre, orchestra, collaborative piano, and visual art.  The first portion of the evening will include performances by our fine arts students, and the second portion will include breakout sessions with the faculty of each major for Q&A.  If you haven’t done so already,  be sure to click on “Receive Info” to submit your information to stay informed about events, deadlines, and other important information as a prospective student.  You can also find information about the majors, applying and other events on these Academy webpages.

General Academy Information

McCallum HS Profile

MAC Expo Knight

Tuesday, February 27th 5-8pm

EXPO KNIGHT gives incoming 9th graders the opportunity to meet teachers, counselors and our Principal as well as learn a bit about MAC courses and programs.  The Course Fair portion of the event is in the MAC gym from 5-615pm.  The Information Session portion of the event is in the MAC Theatre from 630-8pm.

Click here for more info.

Academy Campus Tours

Fall Semester Only
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/8, 11/14, 11/15, 11/28, 11/29, 9:30-11am
Registration is required.

Current eighth and ninth grade students and parents who reside within the AISD boundary, are you interested in applying to the McCallum Fine Arts Academy? If so, this tour is for you! – first come, first served – tour group size is limited!  Tour registration is required.

Please arrive between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. for your tour.  Enter McCallum High School at the circle on Sunshine Drive (look for the flagpoles). Parking available in north lot by Theatre.  Check in at the main office (on your left upon entry to the front of the school). Tours will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m..

If your plans change, please contact us ASAP so we can release your spot to another family. Call or email: 512.414.7533 or

Preferred tour date is full? Check to see if you can make another date. If you want to be on the waiting list for a tour, email with 1) Parent and Student names and 2) preferred tour date. We will email you if a spot becomes available – first come, first served – tour group size is limited!  Please sign up for only one spot and/or date.

To register, go to Academy Campus Tours Registration

Or you can also go to and search McCallum Fine Arts Academy.  Click on the link for the Campus Tours event and select the one day you would like to tour.

Keep watch for future event info…

MAC New Student Orientation (June)
Academy New Student Orientation (August)






Academy Audition & Portfolio Workshop Day

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
McCallum HS, Time: 9am – 12:30pm
Registration is required and closes on Sunday, December 10th at 11pm.

On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the Fine Arts Academy will host a Workshop Day for prospective students/parents to learn more about the application and audition/portfolio review process.  Students will meet with faculty from their area(s) of interest to obtain valuable instruction to prepare for the audition/portfolio reviews at the beginning of the new year.  Parents are invited to participate in a special session to hear more about the Academy as well as how best to support students through the application/audition process.

Registration is required.  Cost: $15/ student session, parent session is free.  Seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.  REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SUNDAY, DEC 10TH AT 11:00PM.

Click here to go to Workshop Day registration.

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