🖼 Art  🎺 Music 🎭 Theater 💃 Dance

The High School of Contemporary Arts endeavors to provide students with a curriculum rooted in 21st-century skill development, foundational knowledge, and appreciation for the arts. We aim to pay close attention to the whole child through social & emotional development, which is reinforced during our Advisory Classes. We encourage and support innovation and strategic thinking; We want every student to leave our school as an independent learner, confident in their abilities, and ready to engage the world around them. The Arts studios- brings together to study of the traditional arts (dance, theater, fine arts, and music) with contemporary arts (film, multimedia graphic design, and animation). Our students gain unique residencies both within and outside the school through our partnerships. Our students have the opportunity to participate in special programs, performances, exhibitions, mentorships, and internships.


In order to build a culture of high expectations and college/career readiness, our priority is developing a safe, collaborative, reflective environment that results in an increase in student and adult learning.


Through daily analysis using reading, writing, and discussion, students will be empowered to make thinking visible and relate learning to the world and themselves.


Each student will have a trusted adult in the building and will be provided the opportunity to build a strong Social Emotional learning community with peers through advisory classes.


Our professional staff of principal, teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, and school aides provide instruction to students at the High School for Contemporary Arts. The academic year consists of 2 semesters, where students can accumulate a maximum of 7 credits per semester. Each day we have seven 45-minute class periods from 8:15 am to 2:24 pm. 

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