Dr. Dre partners with the Los Angeles Unified School District to bring a new high school. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Jimmy Iovine, have partnered with the district to create a high school with real-world learning experience to develop future young leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
The New School will hold a capacity of 124 students and eventually expand to 250. The curriculum will be based on the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy, which was founded back in 2013.
“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. “We’ve already succeeded in higher ed, now we’re bringing it to high school.”
The school will be known as Regional High School #1 until the official naming process is completed, and will be located on the Audubon Middle School campus.
The main curriculum will focus on hands-on learning, with a strong emphasis on real-world projects in design, business and technology with top companies and non-profits.
Funding for the new building is unclear as of now, but plans for the school to open in the fall of 2022.