The North East School of the Arts (NESA) is a gifted and talented program in the arts, structured as a magnet school on the campus of Robert E. Lee High School. North East Independent School District (NEISD) supports NESA financially and academically. NESA provides a rigorous academic environment, consisting of a sequential, customized curriculum designed to encourage artistic excellence, integration with multiple arts disciplines, and authentic assessment. NESA students study daily with our unique staff of professional educators who are also working artists with significant training and experience in their individual disciplines.
NESA students also participate in master classes and seminars with professional artists, engage in many enrichment activities, and have multiple opportunities to showcase their talents. Students are accepted for the NESA program through an application and formal auditon process. All students in grades 8-11 from Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply to audition. Seven majors are offered at NESA: Cinema, Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Visual Arts.