The Arts


THE ARTS AND THE CREATIVE, IMAGINATIVE AND EXPRESSIVE abilities of all children are essential components of a well-rounded education.  Involvement in the fine and performing arts encourages students to think creatively and teaches the kind of concentration and dedication that positively influence academic life.

The arts are taught by in different ways at New Heights. Sometimes teachers integrate the arts into learning, sometimes specialists collaborate with teachers to integrate artistic experiences across disciplines.  In addition, the afterschool program offers a wide variety of arts, including choices such as guitar, dance, drama, and visual arts for students interested in further developing their talents.

Involvement in the arts builds self-confidence and provides students with an appreciation and respect not only for their abilities, but also for the many skills and talents of their classmates.

Students have opportunities to participate in city-wide art contests throughout the year:

  • Los Angeles African American Heritage Poster Contest, First Place, 2010 and 2011
  • Los Angeles Asian American Heritage Poster Contest, Second place 2011
  • Los Angeles Latino American Heritage Poster Contest, 2011