August 2013

LABP graduate Blanca Perez received the annual Alumni Award at the Big Picture Learning Conference in Providence, RI in 2013 for her leadership in creating a community garden for her South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. She was also recognized for her remarkable success in college.

Community Garden

Community Garden Project


“All I can say is thanks to [my] high school, I look for more than knowledge gained through books, but through the community.” For Blanca’s moving speech — describing her growth as a leader and successful college student — check out the video.


August 2012
Los Angeles Big Picture High School relocates to beautiful modern facility at 700 Wilshire Boulevard, placing it right in the center of everything in Downtown, from the Fashion District to Staples Center, to the Grammy Museum, to…you know, everything.  AND it can be reached easily from most corners of the city via MTA bus and Metro lines!

July 2012
Film and Theatre Arts Charter HS changes name to Los Angeles Big Picture High School (LABPHS) to incorporate new academic/real world focus areas: Science, Engineering & Design; Business & Entrepreneurship; Culture, Policy, Justice.

June 2012
Film and Theatre Arts Charter High School named to U.S. News and World Report Magazine’s “America’s Best High Schools” list for the 2nd time.


Film & Theatre Arts Charter High School’s final graduating class closes it out in splendor at the Keck Amphitheatre the evening of June 17th