The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts, ASPVA, has served over 1,600 students through its community outreach program offered at participating public schools and other student organizations, and at their full-time, private school for grades 6 – 12. ASPVA is an environment which promotes academic success, exposes students to the variety of artistic endeavors, and challenges students to continue to develop and perfect their unique talents. Some students of ASPVA will go on to attain worldwide fame as artists. Other students will become teachers of future artists while some students will pursue professional careers in other areas. Regardless of their chosen path in life, the opportunities to explore the arts to develop their individual talents will serve to enrich their experiences throughout their lives.