Brian Ross, Parent/Volunteer
The answer is in the question: They're A-Typical. The majority of students audition in to their art from thousands of applicants around the county. A handful are taken. That already makes them different as the school district watered down magnet schools with the lottery system. Most are great students. The school ranks within the top 60 of more than 100,000 public schools on the Newsweek/Daily Beast and US News polls. They're interesting, and very cool. They march to the tune of their own drummer. There aren't fights. There isn't a lot of the usual high school hassle. It is really an amazing place, and it's because the students there are just a-typical, amazing people.