"We're learning about the walkouts ..." one student said. "That's why we're here in school, being treated fairly and we know about our cultures today."
The latest plan to turn the school around is now in its 10th year and, despite obvious improvements, skeptics say it still fails too many kids.
With the help of teaching artists, the eleventh graders wrote 10 minute musicals about everything from the Roaring Twenties to the Civil Rights Movement.
"You have two ... convicted convicts, and you have two guys acting," a participant said. "At the end, I want you to look at all four of us like we're the same."
While more arts ed is being offered to more students than many assumed, there's still work to be done to make sure access to that instruction is equitable.
Santiago Sharks band members surprised the foster kids at Five Acres by performing for them then showering them with presents.
The lessons learned in interactive sound design can be applied to augmented reality, theater, and even movie viewing on personal devices.