What ages do you accept to the program?
The Summer Arts Conservatory is an advanced training program for students interested in exploring the curriculum utilized at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. As such, we accept students ages 10 to 15. Students not in the aforementioned age bracket (both younger or older) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Do you still have space in the program?
I contacted your company but I haven't received a response yet.
Did you check your spam folder? Our emails often land there so make sure you check your spam folder as well as your inbox! Also, we maintain a minimal staff during the non-summer months (to keep the cost of tuition down) and it may take us a few days to get back to you!
How do I apply? Is there an audition process?
Registration is now open. Simply click on the link entitled "ENROLL" located in the menu at the top of this page and fill out our registration form. Payment is required at the time of registration. Once you've successfully registered and paid, you'll receive a confirmation email and that's it! One week before your selected session begins, you'll received a "first-day details" email with all of the information you'll need to start camp! Make sure to check your spam folder as our emails sometimes land there!
I was just accepted to LACHSA for the fall - is this program right for me?
Absolutely! Get a head-start on your LACHSA experience this summer and familiarize yourself with the curriculum and faculty.
I'm not attending LACHSA next year - can I still enroll in the program?
Yes! Even if you've chosen to attend a different school in the fall, you still can be a part of the LACHSA community and develop your skills at the Summer Arts Conservatory.
Can the Summer Arts Conservatory guarantee me admission to LACHSA?
No. The Summer Arts Conservatory is owned and administered by the Theatrical Education Group. We are not a LACOE program, we are not involved in any way with the audition process at LACHSA, and we cannot guarantee admission to LACHSA. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for students to explore the curriculum utilized at the Los Angeles High School for the Arts alongside LACHSA teachers and alumni.
Can you explain how the daily schedule works?
The Summer Arts Conservatory students are divided by age into small group cohorts. Cohorts are capped at 10 students. Students will not rotate between classes but will stay in their designated location to reduce the chance of mixing with other students.
To see an example of the daily schedule, please click HERE.
What should I do if I have to pick my child up early?
Do you offer discounts or scholarships to students?
Are there any additional fees for any of the classes?
Do you offer a payment plan?
The Theatrical Education Group cannot facilitate payment plans paid by check. However, if you have a PayPal account, you can choose “PayPal Credit” as your payment method. When selecting your payment option during the registration process, select "PayPal" and log in to your PayPal account. You can then choose the "PayPal Credit" option. This financing plan (offered through PayPal only) consists of no payments, no interest for 6 months!
My child is going to miss part of the camp - can you prorate the tuition?
Our plans have changed - what’s your cancellation policy?
How are students broken up into groups?
Is there a culminating event?
Can my child attend only one week or half days? What if we have to miss a day?
Can my child attend multiple sessions? Are sessions the same?
What level of training will my child receive? Does this program require prior experience?
Are there any special supplies or clothes we need to bring?
Students enrolled in the Visual Arts Department or the Cinematic Arts Department will need to pay a $50 materials fee for expendable supplies - all other materials for the remaining departments are provided by the Summer Arts Conservatory! You will need to provide an approved mask for your child to wear at camp - the Summer Arts Conservatory will not provide your child with a mask. Please make sure your child wears an approved mask and follows our dress code. Click HERE to read our policy on masks and the dress code.
I ordered a Summer Arts Conservatory t-shirt. When will I receive it?
T-shirts ordered at the time of registration will be handed out at the beginning of camp. Additional t-shirts can be ordered through the session and will be distributed as soon as payment is received.
Do you provide meals for the students or does my child need to bring a lunch?
You'll need to pack a lunch AND a water bottle for your child every day - we don't provide meals for the students. Make sure that you pack extra snacks with their lunch (as there are two snack breaks during the day). Please make sure you send your child with a large water bottle with their name clearly written on it. Click HERE for our policy on breaks and lunch.
Do you share my information or email with outside parties?
No. Theatrical Education Group does not share any student and/or parent registration information with any other parties. Theatrical Education Group does not store or have access to any payment information (including but not limited to credit card information). All payments and refunds are handled directly through PayPal. Theatrical Education Group does not share email addresses with any outside parties, and emails from Theatrical Education Group are confined solely to communications regarding the Summer Arts Conservatory.
How is your camp responding to COVID-19?
The Summer Arts Conservatory will be open in the summer of 2021. To ensure that students, staff and families will be as safe as possible, we have restructured our camp and implemented a number of safety measures including non-mixing small group cohorts capped at 10 students and no final show. We have also reimagined the curriculum to make sure that students can remain six feet apart at all times. Click HERE to see our full plan for safely conducting camp during the pandemic.
Why isn't the Summer Arts Conservatory taking place at LACHSA this year?
The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) is located on the campus of Cal State LA. Currently, CSULA is a mass vaccination site for the County of Los Angeles. The site is currently managed by FEMA and the National Guard - it has been reported in the media that on April 11th, FEMA and the National Guard will no longer manage the site. However, both the state of California and the County of Los Angeles have stated their intention to keep vaccination site open through August to continue innoculating the population. As such, CSULA has firmly and unequivocally told us that they will not be allowing any summer youth programs on their campus. We have had multiple conversations directly with the highest levels of CSULA administration, and they have been very clear that no summer youth programs will occur on their campus this summer.