Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts
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Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, or Charter Arts, is an audition-based, tuition-free public charter school, located in downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.
The school first opened in September 2003 under the name Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Artsor '"LVPA"' before changing to its current name in 2012. Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, theatre, instrumental music, vocal music, figure skating, visual art or literary arts.
Students commute to the school daily from over 40 surrounding Pennsylvania school districts.
It has a full complement of core courses at the College Preparatory (CP), Honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) levels. The course catalog consists of more than 150 courses ranging from traditional core courses to comprehensive courses in the arts. (Advanced placement courses are available in English, Math, American History, Science, Art History, Music Theory and Spanish.)
In September 2015, the school opened a new 87,000 square-foot facility.