Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
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located on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles
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in Los Angeles, California
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, United States
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. Founded in 1984, the public, tuition-free school offers both college preparatory courses and conservatory style training. Though it shares facilities with the university, the two schools' activities are usually separate. It is operated by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. LACHSA maintains a unique affiliation with International Polytechnic High School
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, which is also run by LACOE.
The school specializes in the training of music, theater, dance, visual arts, and film. It is one of two arts high schools in Los Angeles
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that allows students from any district within Los Angeles County to attend, the other being Charter High School of the Arts
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in Van Nuys.
Acceptance into the school is based on an audition process for the approximately 130 spots available for incoming students, about 90% of whom are freshman. In 2011 more than 1000 students auditioned, the highest number ever.
LACHSA has four departments, Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts, with sub-departments that any student may participate in, such as musical theater and film. The Music Department has the most students, followed by the Theater Department, Visual Arts and Dance.
- California Distinguished School for Academic Excellence
- Golden Bell Award
- Grammy Signature School
- Bravo Award for excellence in arts education
- One of the "Best High Schools" in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine
- LACHSA was among the few public high schools in California to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 9 out of 10.
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