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Fame High captures a year at the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (Lachsa). Lachsa is a tuition-free public school offering a rigorous college-preparatory academic curriculum and conservatory-style training in the visual and performing arts. The arts teachers are working professionals, and some of the famous alumni include singing phenomenon Josh Groban, Corbin Bleu, Fergie, and more. At a time when the arts are being cut from so many schools across the country, Lachsa is a shining example of the importance of arts in education. Named one of the five best arts high schools in America by the Kennedy Center Network of Creative Alliances for the Arts and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Lachsa sends more than 95% of its graduates to higher education - a stunning contrast to the national average of approximately 65%. But Fame High isn't a medicinal, ‘issue only' documentary: it is a highly entertaining, »

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