Las Vegas Academy of International Studies and Performing Arts, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Academy of International Studies and Performing Arts, Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Academy of International Studies and Performing Arts was opened in 1931 and is one of the most prestigious art schools in the USA. It is also a very beautiful Art Deco style structure and is definitely worth a look. The Las Vegas Academy is a magnet high school located in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Students are accepted through an audition process and claim a "major" pertaining to performing arts, visual arts, or foreign languages. The Las Vegas Academy's campus is located on the site of the first high school in Las Vegas. The school uses two of the buildings which were constructed in 1930 and opened in the fall of 1931. Las Vegas High School was the first high school in Las Vegas but caused controversy at the time for its location being too far from where people lived (which has changed as the city grew around the school). The school originally had three buildings: the tri-level Main building on the corner of 7th St. and Bridger Ave., the Gymnasium, and a third building that was torn down in 1950. The two remaining buildings are listed as the Las Vegas High School Academic Building and Gymnasium on the National Register of Historic Places, representing the best of the art-deco architecture of the 1930s. The school's outer appearance has been maintained but the interior has been changed since its original construction. In 1992, plans for a magnet school for the arts were announced, and on August 23, 1993, Las Vegas High School was re-opened as the Las Vegas Academy for International Studies and Performing Arts (Visual Arts was added the following year) by founding principal Bob Gerye. Starting with only 735 students, the student body has since grown to an excess of 1700 students attending the school pursuing majors in the performing and visual arts, and international studies. Las Vegas Academy has been honored by the U.S. Department of Education as both a New American High School and a Blue Ribbon School. Beside their majors, students participate in comprehensive activities that include instruction in music, dance and theater.
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Sight Name: Las Vegas Academy of International Studies and Performing Arts
Sight Location: Las Vegas, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Las Vegas, Nevada

Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

Create Your Own Walk in Las Vegas

Creating your own self-guided walk in Las Vegas is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping Walk

Souvenir Shopping Walk

Las Vegas is known for many things and has been called many names, but one trait has endured through the first one hundred years of its existence; Las Vegas is an unforgettable place. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Las Vegas, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Downtown Architecture Walking Tour

Downtown Architecture Walking Tour

Las Vegas is famous for its striking and breathtaking architecture, especially the buildings located in the downtown area and the famous Strip. Take this self-guided tour to see some of the most beautiful buildings and structures of the Fabulous Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Themed Restaurants Walking Tour

Themed Restaurants Walking Tour

Las Vegas proudly wears the title of entertainment capital of the world. Everything here is made to please the great number of tourists that come here all year round. The variety of restaurants include those that will impress you with not just food, but also great themed interiors. When in Vegas, don't hesitate to explore the city's most interesting cafes and restaurants.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Downtown Walking Tour

Downtown Walking Tour

Las Vegas has no shortage of exciting tourist attractions, such as museums, art galleries, cultural centers, notable landmarks and other amazing sights worth exploring. Take this walking tour to see the most interesting tourist hot-spots in downtown Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Art Museums and Galleries Self-Guided Tour

Art Museums and Galleries Self-Guided Tour

Las Vegas has some of the most beautiful, famous and outstanding art museums and galleries, to be found anywhere, ready to enchant any person, of any age or taste. Here is a self-guided tour of most popular contemporary art museums and galleries in Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Nightclubs Tour, Part 1

Nightclubs Tour, Part 1

Las Vegas is a very popular tourist destination and one of the hottest cities in the United States. It is known, above all, for its exciting nightlife. Take the following tour to explore some of the most interesting and famous nightspots in Las Vegas.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km

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