Principal, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA)
PRINCIPAL LOS ANGELES COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (LACHSA) As the number one public performing arts high school in the country, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) is recognized as one of the premier, tuition-free public arts high schools in the nation. LACHSA is the recipient of numerous awards, including the California Distinguished School for Academic Excellence, Golden Bell Award, Grammy Signature School, Bravo Award for Excellence in Arts Education, and the Exemplary School Designation by the Arts Schools Network. LACHSA most recently was identified as the number one arts high school in America by Niche and has been identified as one of “America’s Best High Schools” by Newsweek Magazine and one of LA’s best high schools by Los Angeles Magazine.
LACHSA is located on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), under the direction of the Division of Student Programs within the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). LACHSA is a top-level public high school that provides a college preparatory curriculum and specialized arts instruction to highly motivated students from districts throughout Los Angeles County. LACHSA opened its doors in 1985, and since then continues to serve artistically talented high school students. Each year, LACHSA students participate and are recognized in some of the most distinguished arts and academic opportunities in the county, such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, the International Moondance Film Festival, the Spotlight Award, and the Presidential Scholars Award. Due to a well-balanced art and academic program, over ninety-five percent of LACHSA graduates are accepted into distinguished universities or art conservatories. For more information on LACHSA, please visit the website at www.lachsa.net.
LACHSA provides and preserves a unique space for diverse, young artists to learn, create, and thrive, inspiring them to discover who they are, their place in the world, and how their creative passion benefits humanity.
TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
The ideal candidate is an instructional leader who demonstrates a passion for the arts and an appreciation of the value of the arts to society with a deep commitment to equity. At the same time, the candidate must ensure the implementation of a rigorous standards-based curriculum and 21st century readiness skills to best prepare students for college and industry careers. An entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, grit, and a pragmatic brand of optimism and courage are essential. Additionally, this individual will be an integral component of fundraising campaigns administered by the Arts High Foundation.
The principal must be insightful, articulate, accomplished, and persuasive as a leader. Together with his/her academic and administrative team, the principal will build upon the successes that LACHSA has accomplished, while leading the school to new levels of excellence. The principal must demonstrate creativity and openness to innovation in support of academic programs with a student-centered approach.
The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a collegial and collaborative manner with diverse internal and external constituents. The principal must have the capacity to develop meaningful relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrative colleagues, university staff, and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills (written, oral and listening). The principal should be a creative, analytical thinker who is innovative, pragmatic, and sensitive to the culture of a complex educational institution. A successful candidate must have a passion and dedication for the visual and preforming arts. Candidates should show evidence of accomplishment in the following activities: faculty/staff development, curriculum development, teacher-staff evaluation, student-parent-alumni relations, community and external relations, student activities, management, and board relations.
LACHSA provides a college preparatory A-G curriculum with specialized training in one of five specific art areas (cinematic arts, dance, music, visual arts, and theatre). The program seeks to meet the unique needs of each individual by utilizing the following:
• Rigorous curriculum and instruction
• Access to university classes through a college credit program.
• An expanded school day to allow for a full academic schedule as well as an intensive arts curriculum.
• Opportunities to practice and perform at innovative and historical venues.
Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education and school. States: California.
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