Application Period Opening for County Arts High School

Eighth-, ninth- and 10th-graders with talent in the visual and performing arts are invited to apply for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts’ fall 2007 semester. Arts High — a tuition-free public school located on the campus of Cal State Los Angeles — combines conservatory-style arts training with a college preparatory academic curriculum.

Ninety-five percent of Arts High graduates go on to higher education, and many are recruited by the world’s finest arts institutes, according to the Los Angeles County Office of Education, which runs the campus that was founded in 1985. Notable Arts High alumni include actress Jenna Elfman (“Dharma & Greg”), recording artist Josh Groban and writer Josefina Lopez (“Real Women Have Curves”).

Students who reside in Los Angeles County may apply to audition in one of the following areas: theater, dance, music (vocal and instrumental) and visual arts.

The deadline to apply for the theater department is Feb. 2, with auditions scheduled for Feb. 25.

The application deadline for the dance, music and visual arts departments is March 2, with auditions/portfolio screenings to be held on April 1.

For information and applications, go to or call (323) 343- 2565.

Applications also are available by sending a double-stamped (78-cent) self-addressed legal-size envelope to:

LA County High School for the Arts
Attn: Ben Fonseca
5151 State University Drive
Kennedy Library North 1034
Los Angeles, CA 90032