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.
Torres East LA Performing Arts Magnet is a school where academically rigorous learning experiences are matched with high quality arts education and professional partnerships to prepare student for college and citizenship in the 21st century. If you want to attend our school for the 2017-18 School Year, be sure to complete an online application. The on-time application window is from October 3- November 10. To complete the magnet application, please follow the directions listed below:
Now you have applied! We will be reaching out to you in March with the status of your application and to offer you acceptance into the magnet.
In our efforts to make testing as positive an experience as possible, English Language Development classes will be using Kagan Strategies to enhance reading/writing skill acquisition through collaboration. Though not really a radically new idea, testing throughout the District will be shifting from a paper-and-pencil approach to a more cutting edge collaborative model where students work in teams to develop their reading/writing skills (socialized intelligence). Use of online resources prepares our students for the job force of the 21st Century.
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.
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
East LA Performing Arts Magnet at the Esteban E. Torres High School campus.