I recently came across an article that had been written about a recent LACHSA alumnus continuing a journey that began with LACHSA. While the focus is certainly on his current process and progress, it is equally focused on collaboration, and-in particular- a collaboration that began with another student in the halls of LACHSA that have led to an amazing and unfolding journey, both in life, as in his art.
That is the LACHSA we know, love and support: the public school that is as extraordinary as the students who work, audition and champion their craft in order to develop, influence and collaborate with each other as artists, friends, mentors and leaders long past the date of graduation. The relationships begun at LACHSA last a lifetime.
The fact that LACHSA is a tuition-free, conservatory style public high school creates a level of extraordinary opportunity for all of Los Angeles County(and beyond, for those who relocate). Because acceptance is determined on an audition and/or portfolio, you know that your child has gained admission into LACHSA based on talent, skill, preparation and drive, rather than district, family income or any other factors. And that is important. The playing field at LACHSA is ripe for the precise collaboration that was echoed in the article I recently read, and evidenced in the interactions that I see every day.
As a LACHSA parent, you know that your child has worked extraordinarily hard to get here.
You also know that your child will continue to work and develop on an extraordinary level in order to craft their skills, guidance and mastery under the finest teaching artists and educators in the County.
You know that LACHSA celebrates an extraordinary capacity of matriculation for graduates to gain acceptance to the best schools in and out of the US, and-in 2016- were granted nearly $6.3 million in scholarship awards to these coveted schools.
You know that LACHSA is extraordinary. You know your child is extraordinary. We know the LACHSA community is extraordinary, and that is why we are asking you to join the LACHSA giving community with a gift or pledge that is personally significant to you and your family’s extraordinary LACHSA journey. With your partnership we can ensure that LACHSA’s arts programming continues to excel and prepare LACHSA artist-scholars both for their future endeavors, but also for the success of their productions, performances and exhibitions this year, and in the years to come.