Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Interscope Records, are joining forces to open a high school.
Currently being called “Regional High School No. 1,” the school was approved this month by the Los Angeles Board of Education. The magnet institution will be located at Audubon Middle School in Leimert Park in South L.A. and will offer transportation to students who do not live locally. The school is one of 10 magnets that the board approved recently.
Iovine said that while there will be a focus on student creativity, Regional High is “nowhere near a music school.”
“This is for kids who want to go out and start their own company or go work at a place… like Marvel or Apple or companies like that,” Iovine explained to the Los Angeles Times.
Dr. Dre, who was raised in Compton, is hopeful that the institution will “excite the kids and make them want to go to school.”
The curriculum will be based on the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy, founded in 2013.
“This new partnership with Jimmy, Dr. Dre, and the USC Iovine and Young Academy will help open the doors of opportunity for students, in particular, Black and Latino children, from communities which have been historically underserved,” said L.A. Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner.
Though no exact date has been announced nor has an official name, Regional High School No. 1 is set to open its doors in the Fall of 2022.
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