" />
Los Angeles High School of the Arts  Logo
LAHSA History Location SARC Title IX Goals Educational Philosophy Course of Study
Current Year Production History Prior Seasons
Classroom Map School Schedules Clubs and Student Groups Student Links College Office
Alumni News Alumni Registration
Staff Directory

Performing Arts as the Core

An Arts-Based Curriculum

The arts are one of humankind's most essential forms of communication. Traditionally, arts have been secondary to academic curriculum; our school creates a course of study that centers around the performing arts.  Our academic core courses [English, History, Mathematics and the Sciences] are driven by the performing arts.  We believe that the arts:

  • ENHANCE students' self-concepts, communication skills and performance in academic disciplines
  • IMPROVE attitudes towards and perceptions of other cultures
  • RAISE scores on Standardized Assessments

We offer rigorous classes in theatre, dance and technical theatre; provide opportunities for students to be involved in our season of dramatic performances; and create opportunities for our students to observe and work with professionals in the performing arts community.