The other definition was not very accurate so here is a better one.
HSPVA (High School for the Performing and Visual Arts) was the first ever magnet high school founded in 1971. It is located in Houston, Texas and was originally built to help the integration by helping kids come together through a common interest of fine arts rather than race.
The departments include art (visual), dance (mostly modern and ballet, but some jazz and tap integrated as well), theatre (including but not limited to technical and musical), and music (instrumental and vocal).
HSPVA is not a typical high school in the sense that it is one big family. There is no real drama uproars and pretty much everyone is friends with everyone else. Respect and tolerance is a big deal and greatly a part of PVA's environment.
To go to PVA, you must audition. It is pretty tough to get into, and each art area's criteria vary. You may audition for multiple, but can only go for one. The scheduales are half a day of your academics (typically English, Math, Social Studies/History, Spanish or French, and Science) and the other half if your art area.
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