LVPA is a comprehensive four-year high school that provides students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college or the workplace.
We believe that the relationship between what students learn in their academic and arts courses is symbiotic. Creating art requires mastering many of the same intellectual ability, work habits and life skills and required for academic success. As a result, our students excel both artistically and academically.
LVPA believes that experience in the arts teaches students skills that they need to be successful learners. The premise of LVPA’s integrated curriculum is that students who are involved in the arts develop fundamental cognitive capacities that improve their thinking and problem-solving abilities.
What we have found is that students who are passionately involved in their learning experience, and are challenged to be their best, are excited to be in school and work harder to succeed.
Currently, each student at LVPA spends one-half of their school day studying their artistic area and the other half studying traditional academics. Some of our students will choose the performing arts as their profession, but many others will apply the skills learned at LVPA to other varied and diverse fields. Regardless, they all will benefit from their exposure to the arts and the development of their creative intelligence.