The G-Star School of the Arts for Film, Animation and Performing Arts is the largest Film, Digital Media Production, and Acting high school in the nation. It is the only high school in the world on the back lot of a commercial motion picture studio. G-Star School of the Arts is a nationally accredited high school awarded by AdvancED (SACS-CASI), the national accreditation association for colleges and schools. All colleges and universities accept our students and all of our faculty are fully certified in their area of expertise. We offer a complete college preparatory education with honors classes, Advanced Placement courses, IB Diploma Programme courses, and our 3-D Animation and Gaming Career Path. The school also trains students in writing, directing, acting for film and theater, producing, editing and all aspects of film and digital media production in front of the camera and behind the camera. G-Star has been named “The Number One High School for Film in the World” in London, England by the Raindance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in Europe.
G-Star School of the Arts is the only IB World School program in the world with an emphasis on film and theatre. G-Star also features a Digital Imaging Career Path Program in Special Visual Effects, 3-D Animation, and Gaming which was designed by Florida State University’s Film School and the 8-time Academy Award winning special effects company Digital Domain in cooperation with the award winning G-Star Film Department.
After 7 “A” rated years G-Star has been awarded the status of “High Performing Charter School” by the State of Florida Department of Education. We are ranked academically in the top 1.2% of all national high schools by the Washington Post, and have been given the “Best High Schools In America” award by the US News & World Report. This past school year 44% of all G-Star students had a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above, and 22% of our students had a 4.0 GPA or above. Our graduating students have been awarded scholarships to top film and acting programs as well as to top academic honors programs in universities such as Juilliard, Oxford University (England), NYU, West Point, Naval Academy at Annapolis, US Air Force Academy, UCLA, USC, Boston University, Syracuse University, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Miami, Savannah College of Art and Design, Sarah Lawrence, New College of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, University of South Florida Honors College, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, University of Central Florida, Nova Southeastern University, Stetson University, Colorado State University, Hofstra University, and San Francisco State University, to name just a few.
We graduate 100% of our African-American students.
We graduate 100% of our Hispanic students.