Conservatory of Fine Arts
A Supplemental Instructional Program for Talented Students, Grades 3-12
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The Conservatory of Fine Arts is a Saturday morning supplemental instructional program that is open to third through twelfth grade LAUSD students who have been identified as talented in the arts or recommended by their regular schools. The program is typically offered on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, but has been offered virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Both District arts instructors and professionals from arts fields stretch students' abilities in their selected disciplines. Instructors provide differentiated instruction with a broad and varied curriculum aligned to the California Visual and Performing Arts Framework. Vocabulary and historical context of the arts are emphasized. Students focus on the skills and techniques needed to be ready for a career in the arts.
Instruction is provided on select Saturdays for each academic year.
Offers instruction to students who have talent in drama, dance, and/or voice.
Serves students talented in drawing and painting.
Final Gala Events
2022 Virtual "IMAGINE" Showcase Event:
"My son is a quiet boy. Since he has attended the Conservatory he is more confident and participates in school plays. He feels he can take on the world. I THANK LAUSD for this program."
"The Fine Arts program has taught my daughter to be confident, focused, creative, and to be creative with non-verbal communication. This program is a very structured and tailored program. I am very satisfied as a parent."
"This is a safe educational space where both my children are able to explore, develop, and create their art... Here you can take your time and observe details and get into the process. Safe place! Conservatory is very important to us."
"We see great value in this program... Kids are developing their talents in visual arts through your creative arts program. It's very important... we see the development and love it. Really appreciate you having this program in place for us to come to... This is an amazing program and we hope to do all 10 years of it, from 3-12th grades."
"My daughter suffers from anxiety and this program has helped tremendously to help her overcome some of her fears. It's invaluable for her self-confidence and I greatly thank you for letting my daughter be a participant."
How to Apply
For the 2021-2022 school year the Conservatory of Fine Arts accepted applications from June 1 to September 2, 2021, at http://apply.lausd.net. Please note that students who are identified as talented through the semi-annual talent audition/demonstration process have first priority to enroll. Non-identified students who are returning from past seasons have second priority into the program, and new, non-identified students will be enrolled by lottery as space is available. The 2022-2023 application period will open on June 1, 2022 and remain open until the first week of September.
Due to state restrictions, the administrator of an LAUSD authorized independent or affiliated charter school must contact the Charter Schools Division to coordinate payment through the fee-for-service process for each new student to participate.
Please note that transportation is not provided for this program; parents are expected to furnish transportation when the program is offered on-site.