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Curriculum

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) is a regional charter high school attracting students from a ten-county area in eastern Pennsylvania. Charter Arts is a public charter school funded by Pennsylvania tax dollars. Students audition for acceptance into one of seven arts majors: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production design, theatre, visual art, or vocal music.

Charter Arts’ unique arts centered curriculum pairs pre-professional training in the artIstic major with a rigorous core academic program. Students study their art discipline for half of the school day and a full academic schedule during the second half of the day. All auditions to attend Charter Arts are academically blind and students are accepted based only upon their artistic talent and potential.  What makes Charter Arts unique, and is a key component in the success of our students, is the arts emphasis within the curriculum. Charter Arts has created a culture of high achievement across all art and core disciplines. Our creative students think and learn differently.

As Charter Arts’ students experience success in their art classes on stage, in studios, and performing in the community, they transfer that success to their core class work.  Students are impassioned, motivated, and want to be here. They learn self-confidence, develop discipline, and a focused work ethic.  Our curriculum and course offerings (CLICK HERE to view the 2019-2020 Course Catalog), have been strategically designed and enhanced over the years to meet the unique needs of students coming to Charter Arts from over 45 different school districts. Further, this course catalog is designed to give you, the reader, a glimpse into the Charter Arts academic experience –both core and artistic.