Booker T. Washington High School for the
Performing & Visual Arts
COLLEGE SHOWCASE 2016
NOVEMBER 16 - 19
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Our charge is to foster creativity and a love for the arts.
Whether as a performer, an entrepreneur, or a patron, students at
BTW are challenged to dream and dream big.
Because our kids are the SmARTest!
Each year seniors at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts apply to and are accepted at some of the most prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories in the United States. In the last three years, 99% of BTW seniors graduate from high school and an incredible 98% go onto enroll in college. In 2015, 200 graduating seniors were offered over $37 million dollars in scholarship money!
Not only do BTW seniors receive extraordinary amounts of scholarship offers, they are accepted at and attend amazing colleges across the country. 2015 graduates are off to schools as varied as Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, NYU, USC, UCLA, University of Texas, George Washington, Berklee, Columbia, The New School, Juilliard, SMU and more!
Where do they Go?
Dallas Morning News: Connick praised the city of Dallas for its support of music’s future through the “phenomenal” Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He was blown away by the facilities and the students during an impromptu visit.
GuideLive: Connick was clearly impressed with the Dallas arts high school. “When I was a kid, I always dreamed of attending a school like this,” he said. “It’s like Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory for artists.”
"Booker T. is on the world's artistic map." ~ Glenn Close
The Dallas Observer: Booker T., where he'd spoken to about 400 students and dropped in on classrooms earlier in the day, is wonderful. "I wish I'd had that as a kid," he said.
Theater Jones: After almost every question, Chenoweth went on about how emotional it was for her to be in the midst of young artists and how they inspired her. What the Nasher audience also didn't get was Chenoweth singing, a cappella, "Popular" from Wicked when the students asked her if she'd grace us with her voice. She did this despite having bronchitis, which she has been Tweeting about for days. She also praised a Booker T. student who, before the panel took the stage, sang "For Good" from Wicked.
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