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Since 1998, High School for Recording Arts has nurtured and positively impacted the lives and educational experiences of hundreds of teens who might otherwise have dropped out of high school. We want to affect the lives of even more young people, and invite you to join us in our efforts to continue to strengthen our program

HSRA has created a successful learning community where students - often neglected and unsupported in traditional school systems - have blossomed, excelled and gone on to pursue post-secondary education, employment and the aspirations they discovered while attending HSRA. Of the students who have enrolled at HSRA St. Paul, about 400 or 72.5 percent have graduated. Over the last four years, 100% of our graduates have been accepted into college.

We believe the Studio 4/HSRA model can be replicated at new HSRA sites and existing educational institutions targeting hard to reach adolescents. Feel free to contact us if you believe your community would be interested in opening a High School for Recording Arts.

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Any dollar amount is appreciated and may be tax-deductible. Our goal is to establish a $1 million endowment to ensure the long term viability of our school and programs. We now accept secure online donations via PayPal. Click the button below to make an online donation:

Donate today!

Checks made payable to “High School for Recording Arts” may also be mailed to:

Tony Simmons
Program/Development Director
High School for Recording Arts
1166 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

HSRA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (Federal Tax ID Number 41-1915563) and is registered with the State of Minnesota pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 309, the Charitable Solicitations Act (MN Tax ID Number 3987814). Check with your tax advisor to determine tax-deductibility of donations.


We welcome those who would like to donate their time to HSRA. Our weekly community meeting and Fo Show radio program have a constant need for people to speak and be interviewed. To visit or volunteer at HSRA, please contact Tony Simmons at or (651) 287-0894.

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Thank You for Your Support!

You can make a difference in the lives of teens touched by HSRA. We truly appreciate those who support our vision of a learning community based on the four pillars of HSRA: family, community, respect and education.

If you have any questions about supporting HSRA, please contact executive director Tony Simmons at (651) 287-0894 or program founder David Ellis at (612) 414-4730. To gain additional perspective on how your support helps us achieve our mission and goals, please contact Randy Jensen, Chair of our “Friends of HSRA”, at or contact us.