Maggie Daley cuts ribbon at school

September 9, 2009 Chicago's first lady Maggie Daley was on hand for the ribbon cutting. It is the city's first public high school for the arts.

Only 150 students have been admitted for the fall term, which got underway Tuesday.

They will get a 4-year college preparatory academic curriculum combined with professional instruction in dance theater, music, and visual arts.

"If we are able to know have a high school after the work you all have done, congratulations. A high school that is going to be from eight till five both academically but also artistically driven, it's going to be, it's a wonderful, wonderful thing for our city," said Maggie Daley.

The idea for the school came from a group of civic, arts and education leaders.

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