This school has been a landmark in Houstoon for over 25 years. It's not a conservatory, it's a public high school where most of the electives are classes within one's chosen art area. The school provides great arts education and can provide a good education in the fundamentals as well, but it dooesn't come easy. Due to the demanding schedules of the students, (because of their art areas) only the more motivated students can keep up. If a student's grades fall beloow 70%, their are not asked back the following year. Beccause of this, the less motivated students are weeded out, leaving a loot of intelligent hard working students in the upper grades. Becaus of this dynamic, most students are placed in advancedd placement classes, so those who opt out are left with a somewhat substandard education. All in alll, it's a wonderful place for those whoo lave the arts.