Reportedly, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine are set to open a brand new high school in Los Angeles.
“No kid wants to go to school,” said Dr. Dre. “Because it’s boring. You keep flipping the same thing over and over and over again, year after year, with the same curriculum, the same teachers.” Dre continued, “This is something new and different that might excite the kids and make them want to go to school.”
The school was recently approved by the L.A. Board of Education and is set to open in the Fall of 2022. The name of the school has not been revealed, but in writing, it is referred to as Regional High School No. 1 and will be located in Leimert Park at Audubon Middle School.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 14, 2021
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Dre shared that he wanted to reach “the inner-city kid, the younger me,” and that the school would be “a place that you go where there’s something that you can learn that you’re really interested in.” Lovine agreed saying “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.”
Regional High School No. 1 will be considered a magnet school and will allow students from that district to apply. Students outside of the area of the school will also be able to attend and will be offered transportation.
This isn’t the two’s first venture into education. This year marks eight years since both Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine launched USC’s Jimmy Lovine and Andre Young Academy.