Legendary music producer Dr. Dre has teamed up with the Los Angeles Unified School District to open a new high school in South L.A.
According to CBS Los Angeles, Dre and his longtime business partner Jimmy Iovine have partnered with the district to help develop young innovators by creating a school with a “groundbreaking approach that combines design, business, and technology with a hands-on, real-world learning experience.
The school will share the same campus as Audubon Middle School in Leimert Park and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022.
“We want to give the next generation of students access to a proven, revolutionary learning experience that will not only prepare them for the jobs of today, but equip them to reimagine and shape the jobs, technologies and creative enterprises of the future, Iovine said in a statement. “We’ve already succeeded in higher ed, now we’re bringing it to high school.”
The school will reportedly open with 124 students that will eventually expand to 250. The curriculum will be based on that of the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy, which was founded in 2013.
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— Austin Beutner (@AustinLASchools) June 14, 2021