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John O’Connell High School Students’ Artistic Skills Flourish With the Help of Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University is guiding a future generation of professional artists to success by offering full tuition scholarships and free class materials to students currently enrolled in John O’Connell High School of Technology. One fortunate student will get a full tuition scholarship for the Academy’s BFA four-year degree program.


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Located in San Francisco’s lively and artistic Mission District, this public school implements career pathways to provide students with opportunities to seek satisfying employment and further their education. John O’Connell High School is currently building an urban arts program, offering classes such as Abstract Art and Digital Arts, as well as an Advanced Art program.

As a part of the Academy’s commitment to the San Francisco community, it is providing the resources to help the program flourish. Accessibility and affordability in art education are key components of the Academy’s dedication to social responsibility. For John O’Connell High School’s aspiring artists, learning and having access to the Academy’s wealth of resources is an incredible opportunity. Students explore new areas of art and design, building samples for their portfolio while earning college credit. They also experience the excitement of having their work shown in a professional exhibition.

For some San Francisco students, attending the Academy has been a lifelong dream. John O’C onnell High School student Pedro Corona, who is currently taking Video Gaming and Animation classes, was in disbelief when he found out that he received a scholarship.

“I was surprised because I didn’t know I could get a scholarship!” he said enthusiastically. “ I was really excited because I’ve always wanted to go to the Academy.”

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