The Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts Offers:
All performing arts students meet everyday in their respected performance ensemble courses.
Prestigious Cambridge Academic Program: Tarpon Springs High School is one of the few schools in Pinellas County that is offering the Cambridge Advance International Certificate of Education. Cambridge courses which are internationally recognized are courses that emphasize math and sciences;languages, arts and humanities. The Cambridge courses are recognized as the most prestigious for a scholastic curriculum internationally. Cambridge Certificate is superior to the International Baccalaureate certificate, and allows for more flexible scheduling for students.
Leadership Conservatory Graduates have attended: Yale University, John Hopkins University, Tufts University, Columbia University, The Juilliard School for the Arts, New England Conservatory of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Berklee School of Music, Naval Academy, Wharton Business School, Georgia Tech University, DePaul University, Carnegie Melon University, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Miami, University of South Florida, Florida Southern University, and the University of North Florida.
All Aspects of Music are Taught, including composition, improvisation, history and music theory. Panels of professional music critics will evaluate solo and ensemble performances. In addition, students will use a state-of-the-art technology lab to assist in their studies and composing efforts.
As Students Enter the Ninth Grade, they begin in the conservatory by taking a leadership course with The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens as the textbook.
Students learn to pay attention to detail, focus, manage time, express themselves, think creatively, solve problems and set personal improvement goals.
Teachers focus on raising students’ test scores including college-entry exams and the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
Interview Skills: Conservatory students are coached and taught skills for a successful interview process.
Scholarships: Students are afforded the opportunity to be selected for exclusive scholarships available only to Tarpon Springs High School students.
Master Classes are taught by professional musicians and conductors from such prestigious institutions as the Florida Orchestra and the University of South Florida that provide our students with a master class settings once a month. Not only do these accomplished musicians share their expertise with our music students, they also serve as a positive mentors and powerful role models.