Utah Performing Arts Charter Schools
Utah has several performing arts charter schools that serve grades K-12. They vary in location, course offerings, and grade served. The goal of charter schools is to provide additional educational options with quality outcomes for students and parents. Charter schools are public schools open to all students. They operate on public funds without tuition. They also vary widely across the United States. For more information on Utah charter schools, please visit: www.schools.utah.gov/charterschools
The following is a list of Utah performing arts charter schools in alphabetical order by school name:
East Hollywood High
2185 South 3600 West, West Valley City, UT 84119 | www.easthollywood.org
Provide authentic, career preparatory training to students with a passion for careers in film production, digital media production, and acting.
Provide solid liberal arts education to students in preparation for college entry, as well as assisting students at risk of not graduating.
Assist in the character education and development of each student.
Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts
Lehi, UT | www.pioneercharterschool.org
Located in Lehi, Utah, Pioneer High School is a tuition-free public charter school. It offers world-class training for Utah students in dance, drama, music, musical theater, visual arts, and theater technology while providing cutting edge curriculum and the opportunity for accelerated learning or career training. All of these opportunities are provided at state-of-the-art facilities, equipped with numerous amenities, taught by some of the most talented instructors and industry experts in the state.
Salt Lake Arts Academy
2291 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 | www.slarts.org
Salt Lake Arts Academy is a public charter school, grades 5-8, teaching the state core with an emphasis of the arts in all subjects.
Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts
844 South 200 East – Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | www.saltlakespa.org
The Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts (SLSPA) was approved by the Salt Lake City School District as a new charter high school for students who are passionate about the Performing Arts; Music, Theatre or Dance. The school opened in the fall of 2006 and in fall of 2011, will be located at 2291 South 2000 East. SLSPA students attend their traditional core classes at Highland High School and their performing arts related classes at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts. There are no tryouts, no auditions and no tuition!
Syracuse Arts Academy
2893 W. 1700 S. (Antelope Drive), Syracuse, UT 84075 | www.syracuseartsacademy.org
SAA provides a challenging, accelerated curriculum where academic excellence, character development, and individual growth are nurtured in a safe, orderly and pleasant environment. The instruction program is enhanced by a comprehensive focus on the Arts to demonstrate proficiency through performance. Such thematic emphasis serves to support the educational goals of the school and further the academic success of students.
Tuacahn High School for Performing Arts
1100 Tuacahn Drive Ivins, UT 84738 | www.tuacahnhs.org
The mission of Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts is to create an unparalleled environment where students can maximize their potential academically and artistically. Tuacahn High School is committed to partnering with faculty, home and community to make our school a world-class international experience.
Vista Charter School
585 E. Center Street, Ivins, UT 84738 | www.vistautah.com
Vista’s mission is to create an academic enterprise that stands unique among all schools. We are dedicated to providing all students with an individualized and unparalleled educational experience through involvement with the arts, language development, and the improved use of information and technology tools. By utilizing a highly trained and committed staff to empower each student to succeed, we will offer a comprehensive program in a professional and compassionate manner and establish a model of academic and artistic excellence.