||In 1994, a group of teacher-artists at William Allen High School decided to link their strong existing programs in visual art, music and theatre, also adding a dance element.|
One year later, the Allentown Academy of the Arts (AAA) at William Allen High School was established to provide a quality arts education to talented students.
The academy program provides students with concentrated study in their arts area and integrates it with state academic standards. This combination helps students grow creatively and intellectually as artists and people.
Studies have shown that the arts promote creative thinking and problem solving that transcend individual specialties and carry over into science, business and industry.
The advisory board for the Allentown Academy of the Arts Alliance was established in 1999 and is composed of art advocates, arts professionals and college and business representatives.