Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, also known as LACHSA is a Visual and Performing Arts high school established in
1985 by Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson. Ahmanson was an American fashion consultant, businesswoman and philanthropist.
LACHSA is a model small learning community fully integrated within the campus of California State University, Los Angeles,
offering direct connection to higher education. The school serves 600 culturally and socioeconomically diverse teens from
more than 80 school districts in the county.
LACHSA offers a specialized program combining college preparatory academic instruction and conservatory-style training in
the visual and performing arts such as music, theatre and dance. It is one of few public arts high schools and is funded in
part by the non-profit Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Foundation.
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