Arts school to hold open house

Published 7:46 pm Friday, October 23, 2015

The Alabama School of Fine Arts will hold its annual open house for prospective students on Sat., Nov. 7, 2015. Sessions will be held at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Reservations are not necessary.

During the event, prospective students and their parents will tour the building and attend a session with faculty to learn about the school’s six specialty areas of study which are creative writing, dance, math/science, music, theatre arts and visual arts. Current 6th -10th graders are encouraged to attend and learn information about the application process for the 2016-2017 school year.

Student successes speak for themselves. Ninety percent of this year’s senior class earned merit scholarships averaging more than $132,000 each. The national average for seniors receiving scholarships is 15 percent. Alumni are better prepared for college and careers.


Included are Suzanne Collins, author of “The Hunger Games” trilogy and Laverne Cox, Emmy nominee and “Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People” of 2015 and Moneer Helu recently named one of the “30 under 30: Future Leasers of Manufacturing.”

The Alabama School of Fine Arts is a public, tuition-free school for Alabama students, and offers instruction for grades 7-12. Admission is by audition in one of six specialty areas: Creative Writing, Dance, Mathematics & Science, Music, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts. Limited boarding space is available.

More information can be found at or by calling 205.252.9241.