• Interested in applying to NESA? 

    Students are accepted to NESA only through an Application and Audition Process. For all majors we accept incoming 9th graders; incoming 10th, 11th,  and 12th graders will be considered on a case by case basis based on cohort size. NESA requires students to complete at least two full credits of NESA courses for every year enrolled in order to graduate with a NESA endorsement.

    There are no remaining auditions for the 2022-23 school year.

    Audition dates for the 2023-24 school year will be posted in the fall.

    In order to apply, students MUST submit all of the following AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE AUDITION DATE:

    1. ONLINE APPLICATION
    2. Resume
    3. Grade Transcript from current school
    4. Headshot
    5. 300-500 word typed essay (required for applicants in Creative Writing, Cinema, Instrumental Music, Technical Theatre and Visual Arts) addressing the topic "Why I Should Be Considered for NESA."
    6. Additional requirements for each major: click on your target major below to see detailed audition instructions for specific majors.

    Please address questions about the application process to amunoz2@neisd.net

    IMPORTANT: PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR EACH NESA MAJOR'S SPECIFIC GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS

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