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Application Process

Applications are accepted between January 1 and March 1.

Kindergarten applications will be accepted in this window as well as during the District Kindergarten Round-Up in May.

Parents Must Complete the Steps Below During This Time

1

Complete Application to Audition

It's easy! See the link below.

2

Return Completed Application

Return the completed application in person to the main office or via email to caldwellmagnet@tylerisd.org

What happens after I submit my child's application?

Once you submit your child's application to audition, you will be contacted to schedule an audition time and given information about any required paperwork that will be submitted on your audition day. Each audition day has a morning and afternoon session.

The audition dates for acceptance for the 2023-2024 school year are:

February 18 

(1st-8th grade only)

March 4

(1st-8th and Early Kindergarten applicants)

May 20

Kindergarten Only)

What happens after I submit my child's application?

The audition consists of screeners in six art forms: dance, drama, vocal music, instrumental music, visual, and digital arts.

Students go through the audition in groups of 10, and each piece is guided by our fine arts teachers.

The audition, from start to finish, takes about 2 hours. Students applying for kindergarten also participate in an academic screener that checks fundamental skills, such as letter and number recognition, oral language, and listening comprehension.  

Preparation for Auditions: 

All students will learn a dance routine. Routines are set to specific grade levels. There is a workshop offered on February 4th to teach the routines, and all routines are available online the Monday after the workshop to practice. 

Students auditioning for grades 4-8 will be asked to sing the Star Spangled Banner, and students auditioning for K-3 will sing Happy Birthday.

There is no other preparation required for your child’s audition. The rest of the arts screener activities will be explained and guided on the day of the audition. 

We look forward to meeting you!