**Since going virtual in response to COVID-19, all new student recruitment has been postponed.**  

If you would like to get notified about our next recruitment, please fill out the New Student Interest Form Below. You can also sign up for our newsletter to receive regular emails from us about events and programs.


Additional Recruitment Details:

SAY Sí is a year-round long-term multidisciplinary creative youth development program for middle and high school students. SAY Sí recruits new students two times a year during the spring and fall. Students can join SAY Sí at NO COST because of our intensive fundraising efforts and the generosity of many supporters. However, students must meet program requirements to be part of SAY Sí. 

Student Requirements:

  • Parental/guardian permission
  • Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
  • A minimum C average in school
  • Commitment to attending the program weekly (minimum 8 hours per week for high school students [10 hours during summer] & Saturdays [9:30 AM – 2 PM] for middle school students)
  • Commitment to attending the program year-round
  • Commitment to completing all SAY Sí projects in a timely manner while acting as a positive influence in the studios
  • Current enrollment in middle school or high school (public, private or home school) in 6-11th grade
  • ***While SAY Sí accepts a diverse array of students from all areas of town, first priority is given to students from lower economic households and from San Antonio’s marginalized communities.***

Student applicants must meet ALL of the above requirements to be eligible for the SAY Sí program. Following acceptance into the program, incoming student-artists must also fill out a mandatory student Memorandum of Understanding. 

Click here to view High School Memorandum of Understanding (Subject to Change)
Click here to view Middle School Memorandum of Understanding (Subject to Change)

How to Apply:

  1. Read ALL SAY Sí Student Requirements above
  2. Read SAY Sí Program Descriptions. High school applicants will choose one program to potentially join. Middle School WAM Applicants can indicate their top two choices, but acceptance into those options will be based on availability. 
  3. Visit our application page and fill out the SAY Sí Application Form. All applications must be submitted digitally.
  4. SAY Sí staff will review all applicants, and eligible candidates will participate in an interview. SAY Sí will contact eligible candidates to schedule an in-person interview.
  5. Students will be notified of the decision via email and letter after interviews have been completed and all applicants have been reviewed.

After your interview, acceptance or deferral letters will be sent by mail. All accepted students and parents will be required to attend a new student/parent orientation in order to officially join SAY Sí. Orientation is MANDATORY. 

What to bring during your interview:

  • Current report card
  • If you are a Visual Art or WAM Middle School Program candidate, you must bring in examples of recently completed artwork.
  • If you are a MAS Filmmaking/Photography Program candidate, you must bring in examples of digital art, photography or film work you have recently completed.
  • If you are an ALAS Theatre Program Candidate, you will be requested to participate in an ALAS Theatre Arts workshop designed to introduce you to the ALAS program. ALAS instructors will then interview the applicant along with their parent/guardian to finalize enrollment.
  • If you’re a HIVE New Media Program candidate, bring at least one of the following: examples of programs or games coded (that can run on OSX or in the browser), examples of recently completed artwork (digital or otherwise), and/or a sketchbook showing your creative process and interests
  • Middle school students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For further information on our application and interview process, please call 210-212-8666.

Program Hours:

School Year Schedule – High School:

Monday-Thursday 3-7:30 PM, Saturdays 2-5 PM

Summer Schedule – High School:

Monday-Thursday 12-6 PM, Saturdays 2-5 PM

Yearly Schedule – Middle School:

Every Saturday, 9:30 AM – 2 PM