Dear TCA+A Family,
TCA+A has created new funding opportunities to support our greatest resource - OUR FACULTY! Because both FWAFA and TeSA are charter schools, we do not receive as much funding as a traditional school district. In fact, our schools receive close to $700 less per student each year than a Texas independent school district receives. This means we miss out on more than $650,000 each year in funding that could go directly to teachers.
Funds raised will go straight to our faculty and will be awarded in the fall of 2022. In time, we hope this pool will grow, allowing TCA+A to offer monetary awards for teachers celebrating their 5, 10, and 15+ anniversaries with our schools. Attracting and retaining top talent is our priority.
If each of our families donated $250 per household, our teachers could see a gift of $3,000! With teacher appreciation week right around the corner – we can’t think of a better time to give!
More details about the Faculty Fund can be found HERE.
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Arts + Academics
We are currently accepting applications in select grades!
Current Openings:
Texas School of the Arts - Grades K-5
Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts - Grades 4 and 10-12
This is our first year to offer Tech Theatre camps and we are thrilled to bring you both Lighting and Sound Design options. For ages 12-18, these camps can be taken together or on their own as each week has a different focus.
  • Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
  • Before/after care available
  • Sibling and multiple-week discounts available
Join FWAFA's youngest musicians as they perform This & That.
The spring elementary concert includes 3rd-6th grade students and features music from a variety of traditions.

6PM -1st, 2nd, and 3rd period Choirs & Children's Choir of Texas
7:30PM - 6th and 8th period Choirs & Children's Choir of Texas
Reception | April 19 from 5-7PM
Juror Awards & Comments at 5:30PM

Visit the FWAFA gallery between April 19-May 6 to view our annual Juried Art Show. This exhibition features original artwork created by 3rd-12th grade FWAFA art students. Awards for excellence are presented in elementary, middle, and high school divisions.

This year, our guest juror is Adam Fung. Adam is an Associate Professor of Art at Texas Christian University and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame. He uses painting to call attention to subjects such as climate change, natural landscape and patterns that play a role in the make up of our surroundings, whether it’s the environment or the universe. His paintings can be found in public collections at Microsoft, South Bend Museum of Art, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab, as well as numerous private collections. We are thrilled to have Adam serve as our juror this year and bring his art expertise to our event!
Bloom is a mixed repertory performance featuring FWAFA’s auditioned student dance companies: Academy Dance Company, Academy Dance Company Trainees, Academy Dance Company II, and Academy Junior Dance Company. This concert includes performances by advanced dancers in elementary, middle, and high school, grades 4-12.

Bloom features a variety of styles of dance with captivating works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. Come join us and see our dancers bring the FWAFA stage to life!

Guest Choreographers include Kasi Kirkpatrick (commercial dance choreographer and performer, Los Angeles) and Candace Ratliff (professional dance artist and educator, Houston and Fort Worth).
TeSA Spring Performances
This year, all performances will be held at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, with unlimited seating. Admission is FREE! Specific dates and times are listed below and more info will be shared in grade-specific newsletters.
School News:
April 15 and 18 - FWAFA, TeSA, & TCA+A are closed
*Conservatories are open and classes will be held at their normal days/times.
Principal Newsletters
Apr 8: TeSA Rocks Fundraiser Ends
Apr 8-10: TCA+A Fine Arts Invitational
Apr 15 & 18: NO SCHOOL
Apr 22 - GT Parent Nominations Due
Apr 22: Parents' Night Out Hosted by FWAFA Thespians Troupe #6391
*All TeSA performances will be at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 20: Kindergarten Presents - Kitty Cat Capers
Apr 20: 1st Grade Presents - Arf!
May 2: 2nd & 3rd Grade Presents - Pirates! The Musical
May 3 & 4: 4th & 5th Grade Present: The Little Mermaid Jr.

Apr 8: Dance Company Auditions
Apr 8-10: TCA+A Fine Arts Invitational
Apr 12: Elementary & CCT Choir Concert
Apr 13: Yearbook Sales End
Apr 15 & 18: NO SCHOOL
Apr 19: Juried Art Show & Reception
Apr 21: $5 Summer Free Dress
Apr 21: Junior Class Fundraiser
@ 3140 S. Hulen Panda Express
Apr 22: Parents' Night Out Hosted by FWAFA Thespians Troupe #6391
Apr 29 & 30: FWAFA Dance Company Concert

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