Principal's Message

Greetings LAHSA Students, Parents, and Families,

I hope you are doing well, staying healthy and safe during this time. I know it is a difficult time for everyone and that you are facing many challenges. I want you to know that I am still here, along with your teachers, counselors, and other staff to help you continue with your education. Now that the school is closed, I wanted to take the opportunity to talk with you about how we are continuing learning in this time. This is not a vacation from school! It is important that you know that we are not in our school building but students should continue to make progress towards completing classes, so they can graduate from High School. To do this each student needs access to technology either with a computer, cell phone, or iPad.

Each teacher is posting assignments on Schoology and having meetings with their classes online. Students should be  checking Schoology to see what their assignments are and complete them. We will be following the schedule that we have on late start days. This schedule will be posted on Schoology and our website. Teachers will schedule meetings during the period that you have their class, so there will not be any conflicts with other classes. Parents, please make sure your child attends online sessions and completes assignments. We want all students to receive credit for this semester and stay on track to graduating. 

Seniors, please complete all of your work so you can graduate in June. School will not be extended.

Spring break will be take place as previously scheduling, April 3rd through April 10th . Assignments will not be given during this time, but it can be used to catch up on missing assignments.

Our school’s number will be texted to you and posted on the website. We are here to support you and answer any questions you may have during this time. Please take care of your health and your family. I know it may be difficult for students to complete work during this time, but I am asking all students to do their best. We hope to return to school on May 4th . We will send more information about that when it gets closer to that date.
Please reach out to me and our staff with any questions or concerns you have.
Thank you, parents and families, for your support of your children and our school.
-- Susan Canjura,
Principal, Los Angeles High School of the Arts

Los Angeles High School represents a strong learning community focused on the arts and preparing students for college and career. I have been the principal of LAHSA for seven years and am proud of our students, staff, and families. I believe that an arts-based education helps students develop the skills needed in today’s world—collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and citizenship. As a Linked Learning certified school, our students benefit from working with arts professionals and have many opportunities to participate in field trips, competitions, internships, and community service. Our students perform in the beautiful Cocoanut Grove Theatre and are involved in every aspect of our productions.


LAHSA is a STEAM program that includes:

  • Strong theatre program—both acting and technical theater (costumes, set design and construction, lighting and sound), including a new pathway in Video Production
  • Science courses: AP Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, Environmental Science
  • Technology: Computer Science, computers available for student use in every class (one-to-one technology)
  • Engineering: Computer-aided Drafting, Vectorworks
  • Mathematics: Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Transitional College Math (Statistics)


All of our teachers and other staff are dedicated to the growth of each student. With two counselors and other support staff, we are able to provide personalization. We have many opportunities for families to be involved in our school and value the contributions of parents and other family members.


To all of our new and returning students I wish you a successful new year! If you are interested in LAHSA, please come and visit. I would love to see you at one of our productions!