Organizers for the proposed charter school High School for Recording Arts Portland will be submitting their application to Portland Public Schools on July 15. They need letters of support from parents, students and community members in Portland in order to get their charter approved. Letters describing who you are, what you do and why you support the High School of Recording Arts Portland can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or HSRAP 1327 SE Tacoma St. #235, Portland, OR 97202. In addition, HSRAP organizers are holding a survey about the needs of students and parents at http://surveys.pacific-research.org/HSRAP.
The High School of Recording Arts began in Minneapolis, Minn. 11 years ago and has since expanded to New York and Los Angeles. The school provides specialized training in studio and sound engineering, graphic design, business practices, video production, dance and theater and other areas of expertise. Students are able to produce their own records with the help of the national recording label.
The school follows the Coalition of Essential Schools educational reform strategies, includes internships and partnerships with local businesses and a high student-to-teacher ratio. The Minneapolis school requires students be on the path to secondary education to receive a diploma, boasting a 100 percent graduation rate among students, many of whom have returned to the school to teach.
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