• 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 Choose Dallas

    Application Timeline

    • November 1 - January 31 -  Application Window 

    • March 1 - Offer or waitlist status notifications will be emailed to parent/guardian

    • March 11 - Decision deadline, last day to confirm or decline seats for all choice programs

    • March 25 - Application window will reopen for choice schools with unfilled seats during the first application window



    Students must meet GPA and test score eligibility in order to be qualified to apply to a magnet program. Students must have a 75% minimum cumulative grade point average.  Students can use MAP scores or STAAR scores to meet eligibility requirements.  Students can use the Middle or End of the Year MAP scores from the 2022-2023 school year or the Beginning of Year or Middle of Year MAP scores for the 2023-2024 school year.  Students using STAAR scores must meet the following eligibility for STAAR:


    STAAR Eligibility
    Grade Applying STAAR Grade Math Reading
    6 4 1489 1483
    Spanish   1462 1408
    7 5 1581 1557
    Spanish   1515 1468
    8 6 1631 1587

    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 (for all students applying to grades 2nd - 12th)
    • Dallas ISD MAP Scores or any Norm referenced test scores (for all students applying to grades 2nd - 12th)
    • 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
      • A 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)

    Selection Process

    The number of seats available for each magnet program will be identified before the application process begins. 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


    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 27 5 2
    Band 20 5 1
    Choir 20 2 1
    Dance 32 3 0
    Mariachi 15 5 1
    Orchestra 15 5 1
    Piano 15 4 2
    Theatre 25 5 3
      169 35 11