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Santa Susana High School is the premiere Arts High School in the area and a standout school in the Simi Valley Unified School District. 

Since it’s inception as a school of choice in the late 1990’s, Santa Susana High School has excelled as a place for performing arts students in theatre, technical theatre, instrumental music, vocal music and dance. The school has received numerous awards from the California Department of Education recognizing it asone of the best high schools in California. The school serves as a model site for the performing arts, advising schools across California striving to set up exemplary programs. Grants have been awarded to Santa Susana High School since 2003, providing funds for the school to serve as a demonstration site and to expand
SSHS’ existing programs. Students graduating from SSHS have gone on to work professionally on Broadway and in the film industry. The school’s faculty are professionals in their fields, dedicating hours of mentorship while promoting an inclusive and kind environment for all.

Performers in our TrouArts program have the opportunity, over the course of four years to take up to 27 Performing Arts classes and Certify in one of five pathways. There are incredible opportunites for students to certify in multiple pathways, or specialize in one pathway. Students also have amazing leadership opportunities in every program through student leadership, and senior projects. 

Program Highlights

  • 27 unique performing arts courses
  • Certification pathways in dance, theatre, musical theatre, vocal music, instrumental music, and technical theatre
  • Over 20 productions a year 
  • Collaborations with industry professionals 

State-of-the-Art Facilities

  • 3 performance venues
  • Dance, vocal, and instrumental studios, theatre rehearsal space, costume shop, wood shop

Experienced Faculty
Our dedicated faculty consists of experienced professionals who are committed to nurturing the next generation of performers. With a focus on both technical skill and artistic expression, our instructors provide comprehensive training to help students reach their full potential. Industry professionals are hired as Artists-In-Residence to help master a variety of skills and elevate training in specific areas.

For more information on each specific pathways please follow the following link to those specific websites

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