How do I know that HIA is the right school for me?
Students must have either a history or background in a specific artistic discipline or possess creative instincts and a passion for exploring art. This does not necessarily mean that a student has a lot of experience in their art, but that they should show the willingness and passion needed to succeed in the arts program.
What is the fee for applying to HIA?
There is a $50 application fee.
What is my deadline to apply to HIA?
Enrollments are open year-round, however we recommend that students join at the quarter, or better yet, begin with us in the fall semester. Fall retreat is a valuable experience for both new and returning students and continues to be integral to the culture of our school's unique and nurturing atmosphere.
Can I apply to more than one discipline?
Yes, you may apply for more than one discipline and/or category within one discipline.
If I have already graduated from high school, can I apply to the HIA program?
Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements and are given approval by the executive director.
What are HIA’s age eligibility requirements?
HIA accepts students from 9th-12th grade to attend the program full-time and part-time. Part-time or after school students below age 14 or above age 18 need approval from the executive director and the department head representing the discipline the student wishes to join.
Does HIA offer scholarships?
Legacy Scholarship (available to 2013-2014 Fresco Arts Academy students ONLY.) honors the Fresco tuition amount for the 2013-2014 school year and will not exceed $8400/year for the full HIA program.
Program Scholarship (available to students in any grade in ONE major area. To be determined by audition.) Students receiving this scholarship must stay in their declared major area of emphasis for the duration of the school year. Students are under the direction of the Department Chair.
Part-time homeschooling students will only be charged half-tuition.
How do I arrange a visit at HIA?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call us at 208-957-7024 to schedule a campus tour. You can also visit our student events calendar and register for one of our schoolwide “Shadow Days” where you can observe a day in the life of a HIA student. Click here for a visitor form.
How should I prepare for my audition?
The executive director and two faculty from your projected major will interview you briefly on why you think HIA is a good fit for you, and in what ways you think you can contribute to HIA’s culture. We will be evaluating your art and your attitude. You will be expected to bring samples of your work (photographs, original artwork, recorded tracks, recital videos, etc.) The more variety, the better! This is your chance to showcase what you can do.
Why is HIA valuable for local students, as well as international students?
Hall International Academy offers once-in-a-lifetime benefits to our International and Exchange students. Since one of the primary goals of the school is to bring together students from all over the world to share in a unique educational experience, it stands as testament to our commitment to providing our international family with the best experience possible. Students who join us from other countries impact our lives forever in a meaningful way; they quickly become family to our students and faculty, sharing the benefits of converging cultures, traditions, languages, and art forms inside the classrooms of our school.