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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's address is 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.
The school first opened in September 2003 under the name Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts before changing to its current name The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts). Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, theatre, instrumental music, vocal music, production design, visual art or literary arts.
Students commute to the school daily from over 40 surrounding Pennsylvania school districts.
The school 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 200 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.
Charter Arts was named a 2018 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. See external link below for Keystone data published by the Morning Call. Charter Arts also earned a Silver Award for its ranking on U.S. News and World Report's 2019 Best High Schools for the Arts in America.