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OVERVIEW

LACHSA  OVERVIEW

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LA County High School for the Arts is a specialized, tuition-free public school open to aspiring young artists throughout Los Angeles County. LACHSA was founded in 1985 under the direction of the LA County Office of Education, and is located on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles.

 

Combining college-preparatory academic instruction with conservatory-style training in the visual and performing arts, LACHSA provides a unique high school experience for those who know they were born to create.

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CELEBRATING
35 YEARS

50 SCHOOL DISTRICTS
REPRESENTED

ANNUAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

SERVING 180
ZIP CODES

+

OVER 500
STUDENT ARTISTS

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Over 500 young artists develop their artistry at LACHSA, and are accepted through juried auditions or portfolio reviews into one of five departments: Cinematic Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts. Students hail from over 100 cities and neighborhoods, 50 school districts, and 180 zip codes, making LACHSA a truly unique and socioeconomically diverse environment.

Working actors, exhibitors, award-winning singers, choreographers, active musicians, seasoned filmmakers, nonprofit leaders, and more comprise our diversely talented arts faculty. With this access to professional expertise combined with the raw passion and skills of our young artists, LACHSA students routinely receive local, statewide, and national recognition for their achievements.

LACHSA ACHIEVEMENTS

California Distinguished School

for Academic Excellence

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Whether your place is on the stage or behind a camera, whether you find joy through the sounds of a symphony or the feel of paint on a paintbrush, whether you express yourself through choreography or through the words you sing, LACHSA is a stage for all those who were born to create.  

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