Julia Lee Performing Arts Academy


Public Charter School Grades TK-7

  • Fun & Safe Environment

  • Music,
    Theater & Dance

  • Small Class Sizes

  • Credentialed Teachers

A Different Approach to Public School

Julia Lee Performing Arts Academy is a tuition-free, public school. As a charter school, we have the flexibility to be more innovative while still being held accountable for student achievement. 

 Our goal is to develop students academically, artistically, and socially with a curriculum that integrates both the performing arts and college-preparatory academics.

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"Take a chance and dare to dream."

Tanya Lee-Taylor, Founder and CEO


"Take a chance, and dare to dream" -Tanya Lee-Taylor, Founder and CEO


Small classroom sizes are our standard. This encourages a much-needed positive student-teacher relationship.

What parents are saying

"I have nothing but appreciation for the whole staff. My daughter feels very safe here and that means the world to me."

-Mona G.

"The principal is amazing. There is such unity here and it filters through to the children and to their attitude, and to their ability to learn."

-Terry R.


“We have a school that is two and a half minutes from our house, but we drive from Corona and we come twenty-two minutes to get here to this school-- each way.”

-Annette M.

"Truly thankful to have a unique school in our city. We've joined since day one.  Amazing curriculum." 


- Ashley V.

What STUDENTS are saying

“My fourth-grade teacher did a lot of fun and cool math experiments. It was super fun!”

-Martina M. (4th Grade)

“All the teachers and aides are so inspiring… I love that we have the chance to do dance, music, and acting. It really allows you to open up and learn something new!"

-Marik K. (5th Grade)

"Other kids are nice and friendly here."

-Summer M. (2nd Grade)

"I love the teachers, they are very kind!" 

-Anabella M. (2nd Grade)


(951) 595-4500

What's new at jlpaa?

Red Ribbon Week/Spirit Week
Ready to show us your school spirit? Join in on the fun of JLPAA Virtual Red Ribbon/Spirit Week! The fun begins on October 26 and ends on Friday, October 30th!

See the flyer below and please contact your teacher for additional details.
Drive through Halloween Celebration with JLPAA!
Join us for a fun and contactless Halloween Celebration on October 30th. Drive through our parking lot and have your student pick up a treat from their teacher from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Come dressed up and feel free to make your car look spooktacular!
Lunch Program
It’s true! Meals are free all school year! Come by every week-- Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM and pick up your lunches!
World Restart a Heart Day
World Restart a Heart Day is a global initiative to increase awareness about the importance of bystander CPR. Please grab a large stuffed animal or pillow to practice your compressions - and remember to invite your friends/share the link.
Please refer to the information below. 🙂
Tomorrow at 11 AM PDT – 11:15 AM PDT
Public · Hosted by American Heart Association - San Diego Division and Mission Federal Credit Union
Training Link: http://spr.ly/6186G46yw
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Teachers will be doing activities with students to create cultural awareness and celebrate.
Our Charter Petition was approved for another 5 years by the Riverside County of Education!
Parent University Every Friday
Join your student's teacher every Friday from 8:30 - 10:30 am using the Zoom link provided to your student in their email.
Minimum Day - Friday

Because our students missed a third of the school year, we're going to be doing something we call Friday Intensives.

That means that we're going to be doing small group instructions starting with attendance and Pledge of Allegiance at 8:00 AM. Then, at 8:30, students will begin their independent work while parents who need the extra help can attend Parent University during the same time.
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19740 Grand Ave.
Lake Elsinore, CA  92530

(951) 595-4500



29991 Canyon Hills Rd #1709-527

Lake Elsinore, CA 92532

In order to comply with United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requirements for career and technical education programs, school districts must have in place basic procedures regarding federal statues and implementing OCR regulations, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as well as Vocational Education Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Service on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, potential parental, family, or marital status or the exclusion of any person because of pregnancy or related conditions, age, creed, religion, marital status, ancestry, health condition or sexual orientation. These basic procedures include an annual public notice, continuous notification, designation of a person(s) to coordinate activities under Title IX, Section 504, and Title II and a grievance procedure that will allow students and parents an avenue for dealing with alleged discrimination. Also, all educational programs and activities under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education receiving or benefiting from state or federal financial assistance shall be available to all qualified persons without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Chapter 5.3, section 4900 et seq.

Con el fin de cumplir con los requisitos para carreras y programas pedagógicos de la Oficina de derechos civiles (OCR, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento educativo de Estados Unidos, los distritos escolares deben contar con procedimientos básicos sobre estatutos federales e implementación de regulaciones OCR, Título VI de la Ley de derechos civiles de 1964, Título IX de las Enmiendas pedagógicas de 1972, Sección 504 de la Ley de rehabilitación de 1973 y el Título II de la Ley para norteamericanos con discapacidades de 1990; así como, los Lineamientos para eliminar la discriminación y negación de servicios con base en raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, potencial paternal, familiar, o estado civil o la exclusión de cualquier persona a causa de embarazo o condiciones relacionadas, edad, credo, religión, estado civil, ascendencia, estado de salud o orientación sexual. Estos procedimientos básicos incluyen un aviso anual, continuas notificaciones, designación de una persona(s) para coordinar actividades bajo el Título IX, Sección 504 y Titulo II y un procedimiento de quejas que brindará a alumnos y padres una manera de tratar con presunta discriminación. También, todos los programas y actividades pedagógicos bajo la jurisdicción de Secretaría de educación pública o que se beneficien de ayuda financiera estatal o federal deberán estar disponibles para todas las personas calificadas sin importar sexo, orientación sexual, género, grupo de identificación étnica, raza de ascendencia, origen nacional, religión, color o discapacidad mental o física de acuerdo al Código de regulaciones de California, Título 5, Capítulo 5.3, sección 4900 y ss.