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Senior College Application Workshop in Torres Library - Tuesday, 9/27 at 8 am

1st Quarter Final Exams on Monday, 10/10 and Tuesday, 10/11 with Minimum Days - Dismissal at 1 pm

Theatre Field Trip on October 6 and English and Science Field Trip on October 7 - Parent Chaperones Wanted! Call 323-265-6725 to volunteer . . .This is the Performing Arts Magnet High School for the Eastside.... Apply online at echoices.lausd.net ..... Call 323-265-6725 for more information ..

Vision & Mission

To establish a model performing arts academy in East Los Angeles for all students interested in the arts, who will achieve at high levels in the classroom, performance, and prepare students for success in college and professions.

The mission of the East Los Angeles Performing Arts Academy is to develop creative, contributing members of society through a standards-based curriculum featuring rigorous interdisciplinary instruction that is rich in the performing arts, and by working with community and media & entertainment industry leaders to give our students the experience necessary to achieve our vision.




Why Choose a Magnet ! On the English language arts portion of the test, 55% of LAUSD magnet students met or exceeded the state’s new learning standards, compared with 39% of students in local charters, the district report showed. In math, 44% of magnet students met those targets, compared with 28% of students in charters.- Reporter Howard Blume, The LA TIMES September 24,2015


! En la porción de la prueba de Artes del idioma de Inglés, el 55% de los estudiantes al LAUSD cumplieron o excedieron las normas del estado, en comparación con el 39% de los estudiantes de las escuelas locales de Charter, mostró el informe del distrito. En matemáticas, el 44% de los estudiantes de Magnet rindieron esos objetivos, en comparación con el 28% de los estudiantes de las escuelas Charter.- Periodista Howard Blume, el LA Times, Septiembre 24, 2015.



East LA Performing Arts Magnet is still accepting applications for the 2016-17 School year. We especially have seats available in grades 9, 10, and 11. There is no audition necessary for enrollment in a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Magnet, featured in the LA Times. If you would like to enroll please follow the online application process listed below or call the main office for assistance at (323)265-6725. We also provide walk-in assistance, between 8:30am -3:00pm, Monday-Friday (just bring your email password and we provide the computer!).


Online Application Instructions for the 2016-17 School Year:

  1. Go to the website: apply.lausd.net
  2. On the right hand column click on the “apply for echoices”
  3. Click on the link “Click here to create a parent account”
  4. Fill in the parent/guardians first, last name and email
  5. Sign in to your email account
  6. Click on the link from applyforschools
  7. Create a password (hint: make it easy to remember)
  8. Complete the Parent Profile
  9. Click on “Add a Student”
  10. Add your child’s basic information. Make sure you use the same address that you used in the parent profile.
  11. Once the student is added, click on the pull down menu “Application”
  12. Select “2016-17 Magnet Space Available”
  13. Click “Apply”
  14. Many details will be auto-filled in. Scroll down  to the PROGRAM section of the application and select “Torres E LA Perf Arts Magnet”
  15. Click the box next to “I agree that I have read the Choices brochure and agree to the terms and conditions of the Space Available Application. *
  16. Click “Submit Application”



And you have applied! Once you have applied, stop by the office to complete your enrollment packet. We will see you August 16th on the first day of school!



Winter 2016 Activities - Arts Camp to Eastside Arts Festival

East LA Performing Arts Magnet students have been INSANELY busy this winter, with Arts Camp workshops in January, a visit from Tony Bennett, Career Day, the 5th Annual Eastside Arts Festival, a tv feature  on Univision and more.  Check out the slide show below!

Autry Museum Student Film Festival 2015 - Chris Leon, Best HS Film-maker!


4211 Dozier St.

Los Angeles CA 90063

Telephone: 323-265-6725

Fax: 323-265-6726

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East LA Performing Arts Magnet at the Esteban E. Torres High School campus.
Torres High School is a campus shared by 5 independent schools. Each school has its own website, API score, bell schedule, theme and academic program.  Students from all 5 schools participate in Athletics, Cheer, Dance Team, and Prom together.

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