L.A. Board of Education recently approved a new public school project this month that comes forward with the backing of Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine. As the project is in very early stages of development, the school is only being referred to as Regional High School No. 1.
The Regional High School No. 1 will be situated at the Audubon Middle School in the Leimert Park neighborhood in South L.A. The Los Angeles Times piece on the project explained in extravagant detail about the plans that are being worked out for the school.
The piece also states that transportation for those who aren’t local to the area are going to be provided. Iovine told The L.A. that:
This is for kids who want to go out and start their own company or go work at a place… like Marvel, or Apple or companies like that.
According to Iovine, it’s “nowhere near a music school,” but the emphasis on increasing creative expression of the students and preparing them for a bright future is what the school will prioritize.
As per the piece, the school will be grander on scale and unlike anything that its predecessor USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy is, which was also the result of Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine’s collaboration.
Dr. Dre also addressed the news he raised earlier in the year while he was adversely affected by a brain aneurysm. While he reassured the fans that he’s fine, he said that it’s important to consider high blood pressure with the seriousness it deserves.[Via]