ATLANTA STUDENTS DESERVE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO GEORGIA'S BOOMING CREATIVE ECONOMY.
A public arts professional preparatory high school provides that access.
Atlanta School for the Arts will be a public arts professional preparatory high school that prepares Atlanta students for careers and continuing education at the conservatory level in the arts.
The Atlanta School for the Arts Foundation is currently founding the school by organizing the resources, support, and research to formalize a partnership between the Foundation and an Atlanta public school board. Once AtlSFA opens (projected for 2023/2024), it will serve approximately 500 9th-12th graders who are accepted through talent-based auditions for intensive study in one of five majors: music (instrumental or voice), dance, theater (performance or tech), visual arts, or film. All students will be prepared to earn a high school diploma, in addition to more than 3.5 hours of daily, intensive arts instruction with working arts professionals in their field.
"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to CREATE."
President Barack Obama
Atlanta School for the Arts is anchored in equity and excellence, with admissions and training approaches that replicate the highest-performing arts professional preparatory high schools in the country. To that end, the school is characterized by the following:
who are working professionals
admitted based on talent regardless of academic performance or previous access to arts training/exposure
rigorous academic and
and recruitment to ensure AtlSFA's student population mirrors the demographics of Atlanta's public schools
and networking with local and national arts conservatories, employers, and industries
dedicated to recruit the resources and capacity to oversee the arts programming
modern well-appointed arts facilities
The Atlanta School for the Arts Foundation is a 501c3 founded in 2018 to support the establishment of a public arts preparatory high school in Atlanta. The founding team was comprised of more than 50 artists, entrepreneurs, students, teachers, parents, and philanthropists who are passionate about arts equity and excellence in Atlanta. As the team has grown and evolved, we are now comprised of a Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and arts teams who each drive the different important elements of the founding work. It is our commitment to see Atlanta School for the Arts opened by 2026.
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