Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential part of the school curriculum and an important component in the educational program of every student in Wylie ISD.
Fine arts education in Wylie ISD begins in Kindergarten and continues through the twelfth grade. In each elementary school, students K-4 are taught by certified, degreed music specialists. Beginning in grade 6, at the intermediate level, the fine arts courses become elective choices. An intermediate school student in grade 6 may choose to study courses in visual art, band, choir or orchestra. In grade 7 theater arts is added to the other choices. In high school, grades 9-12, students may choose courses in band, choir, orchestra, dance, visual arts and theatre.
In the 2017-2018 school year, over 70% of all students in grades 6-12 have chosen and are engaged in fine arts education. This fine arts total is approximately 5,680 students out of the 8,181 that attend intermediate, junior high and high school in Wylie ISD grades 6-12. There are approximately 7,227 students in grades K-5. If you add these up, you will see that 12,907 students are enrolled and participating in fine arts programs in Wylie ISD which is over 82% of the entire student population.