At CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts in Van Nuys, California, creativity takes center stage. While financial strain has led many schools to reduce the arts, CHAMPS principal Dr. John Biroc has taken the opposite approach, boldly infusing artistic expression into academics at every turn.
From performance to robotics, the arts play a major role in students’ day-to-day learning at CHAMPS as they divide their time between the classroom and the studio. For Dr. Biroc, it’s a curriculum that can transform young lives.
“When I see the kids and what they do—how their passion comes to life around the arts—I cannot tell you fulfilling that is,” he said.
Life at CHAMPS
March 6, 2013