• W.E. Greiner Academy for the Performing and Visual Arts Application

    Applying to Greiner:

    To become a part of Greiner’s academy, you will need to submit an application online at: www.choose.dallasisd.org/login.

    Online applications to magnet schools will be available from November 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023. 


    Students must meet GPA and test score eligibility in order to be qualified to apply to a magnet program. Students applying to a magnet program must meet the following eligibility:

    • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 75 on the most recent report
    • Minimum 40th  Percentile on the middle-of-the-year 21-22 MAP tests, end-of the-year 21-22 MAP tests or beginning-of-the-year 22-23 MAP tests OR
    • Minimum Percentile on the Spring 2022 STAAR Reading AND Math - minimum scores are listed below
    STAAR Eligibility
    Grade Applying STAAR Grade Math Reading
    6 4 1467 1434
    Spanish     1413
    7 5 1532 1497
    Spanish     1502
    8 6 1536 1517
    Spanish     1502

    Magnet Assessment

    Applicants who meet the minimum GPA and test score requirements are eligible to move forward to the on-campus assessment process. Greiner’s assessment is an audition.  The audition will be scheduled online once eligibility has been met and all other required documents have been submitted online. 

    Required Documentation

    • Copy of student's most recent report card
    • Dallas ISD MAP Scores or any Norm-referenced test scores 
    • Any existing IEP and/or 504 plan accommodation, if applicable
      • Proof of residency (only current electric, gas, water bill or lease/mortgage will be accepted) If you are living with another family, or cannot provide either of the above listed items the following may be provided:
        • Signed letter stating family is living with another family and
        • Student Residency Questionnaire (click English or Spanish to access the form) and Utility bill (gas, electric, water) belonging to the person you are living with dated within the past 60 days (Proof of address will also be required at the time of acceptance, enrollment, and throughout the school year)

      *If the situation is temporary, once you have moved, you must provide proof of residency for the new home.

    Selection Process

    Seats will be awarded based on the following formula:

    • 30% of the seats are awarded districtwide by rank-ordering of applicants based on overall criteria score without consideration of feeder pattern or sibling status
    • 70% of the seats are awarded within the comprehensive high school feeder patterns (adjusted proportionally for student population) by rank-ordering of applicants based on overall criteria score; subject to sibling rule or preference

    Sibling Rule & Sibling Preference shall only be applied to an applicant who meets the criteria with a sibling who attends the same Vanguard, magnet Montessori, or Academy program and who will continue to attend that school the next school year. Siblings are defined as brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, step-brother, or step-sister living, in the same household.

    • Sibling preference shall be applied to grades 6-8 for Academies (for more information on sibling preference click here)

    Qualified applicants who are not selected due to limited space will be placed on a rank-ordered waiting list. The wait list will remain active until the end of Dallas ISD's first grading period and student vacancies will be filled until that time.

    Openings by Fine Arts Area

      6th 7th 8th
    Art 25 5 2
    Band 20 10 1
    Choir 25 3 1
    Dance 32 3 0
    Mariachi 15 3 0
    Orchestra 15 3 0
    Piano 25 2 0
    Theatre 25 0 0
      182 29 4