Fine Arts Academy
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The Fine Arts Academy (FAA) at Lamar Middle School is pleased to provide an inspiring and robust program for students across Austin for the purpose of pursuing an accelerated arts curriculum as fine arts majors. Lamar FAA offers its students both meaningful and enriching opportunities in the areas of visual arts, dance, band, orchestra, choral music, drama, classical guitar, piano, digital arts and media, as well as our nationally recognized Lamar Jazz Band. Lamar FAA attracts a vastly diverse student body from across the city, including students from private, charter and parochial schools. Additionally, as the primary feeder school for McCallum High School and Fine Arts Academy, we are strongly aligned with McCallum's fine arts programs. Lamar FAA is Austin's top choice for middle school fine arts, as we strive to provide every student with a fulfilling and all encompassing middle school experience that nurtures the whole child. In short, our academic programs are comprehensive and rigorous, our athletic programs are dynamic, our parent and community involvement is flourishing, and most importantly, our student body is happy. We are Lamar!
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Lamar Fine Arts Academy Application Process
for Current 6th grade Lamar Students and ONLY Current 7th grade Lamar Students who do not currently meet the requirements of the strand for which they are applying (11-24-15)****
1) Signatures on page 22 of the application
2) Complete application pages (pages 23-27)
3) Teacher recommendation form from the strand teacher of the major for which the applicant is applying.
4) Applicant will audition on January 16 (will be notified of time by FAA coordinator).
- Administration (Principal and Academy coordinator) will obtain and assess applicants grades and scores.
- Information in numbers 1-3 above must be received by December 11, 2015.
- Applicants will be notified during the week of January 25 – 29, 2016 regarding acceptance.
Click here to learn more about the Lamar Fine Arts Academy (en Español). LFFA is aligning its curriculum closely with McCallum High School and McCallum Fine Arts Academy.
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The Fine Arts Academy builds upon the already outstanding arts program present at Lamar. Our award-winning Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, Classical Guitar Ensemble, Theatre Troup and Visual Arts programs are excited and ready for the challenges and opportunities ahead. In the 2014-2015 school year, we have added Digital Arts and Media as a strand in the Academy.
Lamar provides a program for students to pursue an accelerated arts curriculum in middle school. By creating a middle school with a fine arts focus for Austin, the Academy will fill an important role in our city. The FAA will feature partnerships with arts organizations and artists drawn from the internationally recognized Austin arts community, McCallum High School and the University of Texas at Austin.
Forms for academy students:
Production Attendance Form (verification of attendance to performances)
Change of strand form (to be filled out during the last 6 weeks of the school year)
Ingrid McDonald, Lamar Fine Arts Academy Coordinator
Tel: (512) 841-2180