The mission of Coachella Valley Arts Institute is to increase literacy and artistic creativity to promote the improvement of self-esteem, fitness and economic status through STEM Education and Arts for all, including low-income and at-risk youth.

CVAI is an online private school focused on homeschooling, early graduation, early college entry, as well as artistic training and job skill development while implementing diverse STEM Programming for our students. Perfect for homeschooled and independent study students, music or entertainment artists, gifted students, adolescent parents or bullied students who want to get an early start on the desired career.

Since incorporation, CVAI has evolved to helping students graduate early, find jobs and enroll in college to pursue their dreams. Tutoring, mentoring and job training is now offered along with the accelerated teaching.

Coachella Valley Arts Institute was established as a 501(c)3 charity in 2005. Artistic young adults and or at-risk and low-income youth can learn how a studio works, from pre-production to post-production. In addition to STEM Education and Arts, the students can receive tutoring for all school subject from TK to college.


Our tutors are among the top in the state.

We are partnered with local colleges to bring you fresh talented tutors with that can connect with your student. They promote good education and college importance. CVAI also has tutors that are certified and credentialed teachers. The choice is yours! Each tutor must hold a college degree or a college level equivalent in credits with youth mentoring and or tutoring experience. Your student will be “partnered” with one of our tutors after a thorough assessment to pair for success. CVAI’s tutors will address each academic weakness. They are highly skilled in their subjects of study. A background check is required before hire. Parental preference, personality, age, and scores are examined to pair the best tutor to each student.


They will also learn about recorded sound, music promotion through social media, theatre, music performing and booking gigs. Our organization promotes the use of clean, positive and self-esteem building lyrics, dance and expressive art.

Our latest signature workshop is the Music & Movement Program through STEM Education.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The ultimate goal of STEM Education is to encourage students to take an interest in STEM subjects at an early age, benefiting them when they enter the jobs market, and in turn benefiting economy. CVAI will enhance the lives of at-risk and low-income children and youth throughout the Coachella Valley, with our Music & Movement Program, through STEM Education. These youths will learn about vocal anatomy, various sound recordings, and how a studio works, from pre-production to post-production. In addition to recording, the Music & Movement Program will produce an understanding of music development and media creation while increasing math literacy and career potential for the future. This is workshop is hosted at the Twentynine Palms Community Center and at select schools in the Coachella Valley. Contact us for more info or to request this workshop at your local school or daycare.

Our youngest graduate, Lena Saucedo, graduated high school at 15 and then graduated college at 17. This made her the youngest to graduate from College Of The Desert of Palm Desert, CA in 2015.

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We are nothing without our supporters & partners. Thank you!

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Supporters & Partners:

The City of Twentynine Palms

Anderson Children’s Foundation

Copper Mountain College

College of the Desert

Galilee Center

Agua Caliente Band of Indians

Regional Access Project

Center For Nonprofit Advancement

Stater Brothers

Wal-Mart Foundation

Desert Community Foundation

The Community Foundation

UPS of Desert Hot Springs

Mission Springs Water District

Inspire Charter Schools

Bubbling Wells Elementary

City of Palm Springs Black History Committee

iLEAD Schools Development

iLEAD California Charters 1
iLEAD Hybrid
Santa Clarita Valley International
iLEAD Charter Schools Lancaster
iLEAD Foundation
All iLEAD locations and affiliates

Bella Vista Elementary School

Valiant Preparatory

Julius Corsini School

Desert Hot Springs High School

Bruce Montgomery Photography

Painted Hills Middle School

Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa

Vista Ventana Spa Hotel

Two Bunch Palms Resort

City Automotive

Desert Sands Unified School District

Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce

City of Desert Hot Springs

Former Mayor of Desert Hot Springs, Adam Sanchez

Boys and Girls Club of DHS

Private donors and supporters