About Our School

Our Story 

We are a public charter school serving students of Lake Elsinore and surrounding cities. Our founder, Tanya Lee-Taylor was inspired by her great aunt's (Julia Lee) musical success and her own desire to combine top-quality education with the arts.

With the lead of our highly experienced principal, our caring staff is committed to providing a program that encourages student success.

Julia Lee (October 31, 1902 – December 8, 1958)

In 1944 she secured a recording contract with Capitol Records, and a string of R&B hits followed


Julia Lee Performing Arts Academy is a tuition-free, independently operated public school,  grades TK-7th.  


Subject To State Law

The Charter was approved by the Riverside County Board of Education (RCBE) on April 11, 2018. Our School has been formed consistent with EC Section 47601 and/or EC Section 47604 (a), and is operated by Nonprofit, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. 


Certified Teachers

All of our teachers are state-certified. We are a friendly team of success-driven professionals, educators, and community leaders. Together, we have the common goal of encouraging and providing our children the opportunity for excellent education intertwined with performing arts. 

Values-Based Education

During the past years, schools have been cutting the arts out of their programs, such as music, theater, art, and dancing. We understand the importance of performing arts in education and its positive impact on students. Our curriculum framework offers the 21st-century focus with traditional values such as:

  • Mutual Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Courage

  • Thoughtfulness

  • Integrity​


High Academic Standards

High standards are valuable, they help bring out the best in us. That's why we hold all students to them, and the result is a high achievement. We challenge students to fulfill their potential by:

  • Selecting educated and empathetic teachers, and straightforward textbooks that will emphasize student understanding.

  • Keeping our educators updated and prepared with professional development and by giving them tools to teach with challenging standards.

  • Implementing new technologies that will increase learning and prepare our students for the future.

  • Having a program that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. 

  • Aiming to exceed state accountability requirements in testing.

Inclusion Classes

Students' diverse intelligence, talents, skills, interests, and backgrounds enrich our schools. We acknowledge, appreciate, and respect for students' differences. Today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. Knowing this, we strive to meet the needs of all students by using interactive, and realistic techniques and activities.

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.