Future Freshmen

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Current 8th Graders:
Applicants are able to apply online via the ParentVUE system within the LBUSD timeline.
Current 9th-11th Graders:
All applications are handled via the High School Office.  All applicants in the LBUSD system must apply online through the ParentVue account.  All applicants outside of LBUSD must apply directly through our High School Office.
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

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Creative minded individuals to pursue an arts-inspired education at the only High School completely committed to raising students academic and artistic abilities. If  you are a serious artist looking for your creative home, you will find it at Renaissance High School for the Arts. Renaissance students are doers! As we enter into our 20th year as Renaissance High School for the ARTS, students will learn how to Create, Present, Respond and Connect with the world they live.

Students thrive in a community that is caring, inclusive, and supportive of each student's growth. At RHSA, students are expected to commit to the process, engage in the opportunities when presented and contribute to the community when possible. You can find our students mingling at the intersection of creativity and application. Here, students learn to harness their creativity in the form of solutions for today's standards as they prepare for their future. Whether it be be college, or career, students should be prepared for both and at RHSA we provide the foundation for students to compete wherever they choose.

Our students express themselves in the present, acquire new skills for your future, and recognize the significance of the artistic past.  An equal emphasis on formal technique and personal expression will prepare students to succeed in college and in the real world.  At Renaissance, you will have many opportunities to grow in a fully immersive arts-focused community that is rigorous and challenging, but also supportive and creatively inspiring.

Each 9th grader will apply to one of RHSA's Schools (Fashion, Film, Performing Arts, or Visual Arts) that will end with a Capstone Course. However, because each student will have 7 classes, there will be multiple opportunities to experience arts electives outside their chosen school.

What Renaissance offers:

  • Brand new state-of-the-art facility!

  • A rigorous technical core sequence of classes in the students specific art discipline, plus elective options that allow for well-rounded artistic exploration

  • A caring and helpful staff that supports the individual learning and success of each student

  • Rigorous academic program that integrates art themes across curriculum

  • Access to a variety of honors, Advanced Placement and collegiate courses taught on campus.

  • Students experience a self-selected technical core pathway where they will develop and hone skills in a specific artistic discipline

  • Technical core pathways are found in all schools at RHSA: School of Fashion, School of Film, School of Performing Arts, and School of Visual Arts. 

  • Students work with industry experienced coaches, mentors & choreographers

  • Immediate opportunities for freshmen to get involved in visual, performing, technical, and writing arts classes and school events

  • Opportunities for student leadership in ASB, yearbook, and Principal's Advisory

  • Strong support from the arts community featuring master classes and arts related field trips

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