Based on the belief that creative artistry is fueled by intellectual insight, California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) provides a rigorous, college-preparatory academic program to students in grades 9-12, which aligns with Common Core State Standards and includes an array of Advanced Placement classes. CSArts-SGV is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been recognized for its high standard in arts and academic programming by the Arts Schools Network as a recipient of the New and Emerging School Award.
Through an innovative partnership with Duarte Unified School District (DUSD), students in grades 6-8 are assigned to attend academic classes at one of two DUSD K-8 academies, Maxwell Academy or Royal Oaks STEAM Academy, based on their CSArts-SGV arts conservatory or program. Once the academic day has concluded, middle school students are able to receive exemplary arts instruction provided by CSArts-SGV faculty in a variety of art forms. Once students reach grade 9, they can seamlessly transition to receiving full-day academic and arts instruction on the CSArts-SGV campus for their high school careers.