Charter Arts Black Student Union to present annual Black Excellence Show

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BETHLEHEM, PA– The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) Black Student Union will hold its Black Excellence Show on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the school, located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem.  Prior to the show, guests can enjoy a live fashion exhibit that will be on display in the school’s Corpora Gallery beginning at 6:30 PM.


Black Excellence is fully curated and produced by students and is a collection of artistic mediums including uplifting songs, emotional monologues, powerful dance and fashion. This showcase embodies the brilliance, beauty, resilience, and power within the black community.

Student directors include Trinity Jefferson and Bianca Felix. Faculty advisors include Jodi Fowler, Kristen Bruck and Brigham Madden-Cox.

Monetary donations or a donation of a new or gently-used diverse children’s/ young adult book will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit the maintenance of BSU’s Little Free Libraries in Bethlehem and Allentown. Fowler shares, “The students are passionate about providing access to diverse books as they recognize how important representation is, and are proud to help their local communities.”




Charter Arts is an audition-based public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts.   Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts, or vocal music.

Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive Future Ready PA Index ranking, Advanced Placement (AP) exam statistics, Keystone Exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate, are testaments to the outstanding education that Charter Arts provides.

Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its eighteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  Charter Arts was one of only 349 schools in the nation to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.  In 2020, the school earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for the fourth year in a row, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Recently, Charter Arts was ranked as #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA (out of 666) and #1 Best Charter High School in Pennsylvania on Niche’s 2022 Best Schools in America Rankings.

Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015.

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Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015