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Fine Arts
Mike Lipe
Wylie ISD Director of Fine Arts
972-429-3026
mike.lipe@wylieisd.net

Donna Nettles
Administrative Assistant
972-429-3022
donna.nettles@wylieisd.net

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, or choir. In grade 7 theater arts is added to the other choices. In high school, grades 9-12, students may choose courses in band, choir, dance, visual arts and theatre.

In the 2008-2009 school year, over 72% of all students in grades 6-12 chose and were engaged in fine arts education. This fine arts total is approximately 3,850 students out of the 5,303 that attended intermediate, junior high and high school in Wylie ISD grades 6-12. There were approximately 6,050 students in grades K-5. If you add these up, you will see that 9,900 students were enrolled and participating in fine arts programs in Wylie ISD which is over 87% of the student population.

Fine Arts Programs

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