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.

Calendar for Prospective Students Applying for the 2019-20yr 

(dates subject to change – specific event info further down page)


September TBD                                   Recruiting Events at various middle schools

October TBD                                        Recruiting Events at various middle schools

October 2, 3, 10, 12, 16, 17, 30, 31     Campus Tours for Parents/ Prospective Students, 9-11am

November TBD                                    Recruiting Events at various middle schools

November 6                                         Academy Showcase @MAC Theatre, 7-9pm

November 8, 13, 15, 27, 28                 Campus Tours for Parents/ Prospective Students, 9-11am

December 6, 7                                     Campus Tours for Parents/ Prospective Students, 9-11am

December 5                                         Academy Application Tech Knight

December 15                                       Academy Workshop Day, 9am-1pm (registration & fee required)

January 4                                            AISD Intent to Apply and MAC Fine Arts Academy Application Due

January 11                                           Teacher Recommendations Due

January 18                                           Full Application Package Due

February 9, 16 & 18                             Auditions & Portfolio Reviews

March 1                                               Notification of Acceptance (postal mail)

February 26                                         MAC Expo Knight

March 15                                             Confirmation of Intent/ Signed Contracts Due for new majors

March 29                                             Final Date Waitlisted Students Contacted

April 2, 3                                              Academy Choice Knights for new majors



Academy Showcase Night

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
McCallum Arts Center Theatre, 7-9pm

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7-9pm in the McCallum Arts Center Theatre, prospective students and their families are invited to attend the McCallum Fine Art Academy’s Showcase 2018.  The evening involves performances and presentations by each of the arts majors, which includes band, choral studies, dance, cinematic arts, classical guitar, performing & technical theatre, orchestra, collaborative piano, and visual arts.  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

MAC School Profile 2017-18

Academy Choice Knights

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 (music majors) & Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (all other majors)
McCallum Arts Center Theatre, 6-8pm

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 music majors and parents (band, orchestra, piano, guitar & choral) AND on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 all other majors and parents (visual arts, performing theatre, tech theatre, dance & cinematic arts) are invited to attend Academy Choice Knight.  After a brief presentation, you will meet with other new students/parents in your major to ask questions and discuss your courses for next year.  You will also submit your choices 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 Campus Tours

October/November 2018 – Fall Semester Only
9-11am, Registration 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 at the school’s main office between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for your tour.  Enter McCallum High School at the circle on Sunshine Drive (look for the flagpoles) for closest entrance to main office. Parking available in north lot by MAC Theatre – corner of 2222 & Sunshine Drive.  Check in at the main office (on your left upon entry to the front of the school). Tours will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m..

If your plans change, please contact us ASAP (min. of 24 hours notice) 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 REGISTER HERE

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.

MAC Expo Knight

Tuesday, February 26th 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 Audition & Portfolio Workshop Day

Saturday, December 15th, 2018
McCallum Art Center Theatre, Time: 9am – 1pm
Registration is required 

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, 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 and closes on Sunday, December 9th at 11:30pm.  Cost: $20/ student session, parent session is free.  Seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Click here to go to Workshop Day registration

Keep watch for future event info…

Academy Application Tech Knight (December 5, 2018)
MAC New Student Orientation (June 2019)
Academy New Student Orientation (August 2019)






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