A friend of mine is looking for a high school with visual art focus in the US. I'm wondering if there are any known schools, private or public, that teaches good foundational art classes and possibly emphasize on art? To my understanding, most high schools here in the US tend to leave the door open, so to speak, rather than choosing a focus. I would love to get some more educated opinions before giving them false information. Also, if any of you have decided in high school that you wanted to be a professional artist on the representational side, what experiences and advises can you share?
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