As my son says, the only limit to the opportunities at Booker T is time. The dual curriculum (my son is in theater) is so broad. He is learning to do analytical writing and he is exposed to so many great works, not only in English but in his theater classes as well. The academics are rigorous and he is working hard and loving it. He has been at the school only 2 months and already he is on Student Council, in the film club, in the Free Tibet Club and he had the opportunity to participate in building the set for the first show. He is so passionate and excited about all the amazing classes that he has to look forward to. His senior year will be full, unlike so many other high schools I have heard about. They are already researching colleges and putting together resumes. The school is the perfect fit for my passionate, motivated and intelligent son.
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a fabulous school!
This is an awesome school, all the students are so happy to be here they do what it takes to stay, keeping grades up and participating. The teachers are amazing... they really care about the kids and take a personal interest in helping them achieve their dreams.
The focus on the arts allows the students at BTWHSPVA to explore their full potential. They are so busy learning and having fun that they don't have time to behave badly!
I'm an alumni and now both of my children attend there! We are all so grateful for such a wonderful opportunity!
I love Booker T Washington HSPVA because it has helped my daughter and many other students get closer to their dreams. It is a place where creativity flows and gifts are fine tuned into skills.
Can anyone tell me what the dance audition is like. Is it based on current skill only, or will they accept a slightly less trained person who exhibits potential. What are they looking for? How long is it?
I am an eighth grade student wanting to attend. However, I would be an out-of-district student and the tuition is more than I can afford. Is there a way that I could get a scholarship? And also: I love to dance but am not ready to commit my life and career to dancing and still want a good education in the maths and sciences. Is Booker T. up to par?
Let me start by saying that without this school, i wouldn't have found my one and only dream that i want to become in the future.The eye opening of the ARTS has made me realize that music is what i want to pursue in life and put me out there just like the other well accomplished artists from Booker T Washington. The arts is well known throughout the state of texas, but in the US. And everyone knows that the artists who are created here are those to make rich history around the world.There's no greater feeling than when you walk into school, you hear rich solid music into your ears, and the better part is that, the person who is making music happens to be your friend, and to know that not only me but also my friends will accomplish their goals and dreams in life.
To follow this last post, I have to say that only students interested in becoming artist should attend Booker T. in the first place. If you expect your child to become a doctor. This is not the place for them, and I'm sure anyone will tell you that. As a senior, this has been the greatest experience of my life, and I would never decide to attend another high school.
I am currently a sophmore at Booker T. I'd have to say it's an okay school as far as the arts. However, the education, I found unsatifactory. You're not taught above and beyond what is in the textbooks or what's on the TAKS test. The cluster teachers (I'm in music) can really put you down. Even if you're a hard worker. The students who make them look good, are the ones that are cherished, and recieve the best musical oppurtunities. After spending 2 years here, I am ready to leave. I would suggest sending your child here only if you expect them to be an artist, musician, dancer, or actor, not a doctor or lawyer.
Booker T. has presented my son with a fabulous opportunity to grow both artistically and academically. He has had the chance to interact with professional actors and directors and learn directly from them as well as the faculty. Most importantly, he has been excited to go to school every day, and that would not have been the case at any other high school. This is an amazing school.
As a new parent at the school with a freshman student I cannot say enough positive things about Booker T.HSPVA . My daughter loves her school and is thriving in all subjects both theater and academics.The teachers and staff really care about the kids and I am so excited that my daughter has been offered this wonderful oportunity.The communication between the school and parents is excellent and the support for the students from the faculty is top notch.Coming from a private school in Dallas I was a little apprehensive about the academics at first but all my concerns are now diminished. BTW is one of the best schools in the country both for academic achievement and the arts. I cannot imagine a more perfect school for my young thespian.This is a wonderful school !
The Arts instruction at this school is the best in the country. The kids' focus on their crafts transcends the social ills being experience in this world. The relatively small size of the student body promotes a close relationship between the faculty and the students.
I loved Booker T. Washington from the first time I walked into the building. Booker T. made me and my daughter feel like family. All the amazing teachers and staff at this school, were there to pass on all of their talents for which my daugther could learn from everyday.This school in my opinion is one of the best in the counrty to allow students such as my daughter to allow their talents to be exposed. Go Booker T. This is a great school.
The school strives for excellence. Before Booker T. my daughter always attended private schools and Booker T. Washington teachers have are much more willing to do what ever is necessary for each kid. I have had teachers offer to tutor her at my conveniece. Even if it means them coming extremely early or staying extremely late. The students were all selected and that's how they carry themselves. As a select group.
The faculty, staff, and administration truly care about each and every student at BTWHSPVA. It is heart-warming to walk into the building on any given day and see kids who really want to be in school. Academics do not take a back seat to the performing and visual arts; rather, the two work hand in hand. There is no finer place in Dallas to prepare the students for college and for life.
Booker T. Washington HSPVA is simply the best performing arts high schools in the country! The facility is unbelievable. The principal, faculty and staff know their stuff, care and are committed to the destiny of each student that enters the doors. And its not just about the arts, the academics are taught and are ranked amongst the top in the state. Just look at the list of achievers that have finished from BTWHSPVA...Norah Jones, Eddie Bricknel, Earl Lucas, Erykah Badu, and many more.
Booker T. Washington HSPVA has done an excellent job in preparing its students for the next step, college and beyond. It has given my child the confidence to think 'big' and given her the tools to reach her goals. Its amazing what can happen when students look forward to going to school everyday!
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