The mission of the Academy of the Arts is to provide an elevated and accelerated arts curriculum open to all students of Fullerton Union High School who have a special interest and talent in the arts.
The Academy has received numerous awards and recognition for its work. Vocal scholarships for recent graduating classes exceed $250,000. Theatre productions consistently receive the highest critical acclaim. Local and national recognition of Jazz Studies are also part of the accolades.
Behind this exceptional performance is a dedicated team of full-time teachers (several honored as outstanding educators), including professional adjunct faculty members, and five Artist-in-Residency programs. Students are paired with mentors who provide career guidance and counseling for transition to higher education or the workplace. Extensive master classes by visiting artists and a local network of Colleges, Universities and arts organizations provide the students with opportunities for further development in their areas of interest.
The curriculum provides for school-day classes in areas of specialization, usually arranged on a three-year sequence. Freshmen take full advantage of all the offerings and are admitted into the Academy during their sophomore year. Admission and Membership is a competitive process with auditions and portfolio reviews.