The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts), the city’s only public high school dedicated to the arts, offers a college-prep education with a pre-professional arts program. Students study in one of five disciplines: music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and creative writing (first incoming class 2014). 600 students representing all 50 of Chicago’s wards attend ChiArts, studying with the city’s most motivated teachers and artists. Students at ChiArts participate in a rigorous program, including five hours of academics, three hours of arts education, and one to four hours of practice or rehearsal per day. They focus on artistic and academic innovation, and collaborate with world-class artistic and intellectual resources of Chicago.