The Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School Fine Arts Magnet Academy, named for the City of DeSoto Mayor and former DeSoto ISD Board President, is a continuum of the Woodridge Elementary Fine Arts Magnet Academy and a precursor to the highly-competitive DeSoto High School Fine Arts program. The McCowan Middle School Fine Arts Magnet Academy provides an inspiring and robust program for students interested in pursuing an accelerated arts curriculum. McCowan Fine Arts Magnet Academy utilizes the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills that the Texas Education Agency has created as the guidelines for college readiness in fine arts. The Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts also plays a vital role to inform curricular planning and development ensuring every student receives a research-balanced academic arts experience. McCowan Fine Arts Magnet Academy students experience both meaningful and enriching opportunities in the areas of visual arts, dance, band, orchestra, choral music, drama, and piano.
The application process is open December 15, 2020 though January 31, 2021.