Aaliyah High School:
|Detroit High School For The Fine And The Performing Arts|
At a young age Aaliyah Haughton auditioned and won a part in her elementary school production of Annie. Aaliyah attended Gesu Elementary, a Catholic school located in the North West part of Detroit. Gesu is a school known for elaborate productions and challenging their young students to do their parts bigger and contribute to the production on an adult and professional level. Aaliyah attended Gesu Elementary and continued to have roles in many of the productions until the age of 13. At 13 she auditioned for the dance program at the Detroit High School For The Fine And The Performing Arts (DSA). While at DSA Aaliyah continued to dedicated time to her career, releasing both her Freshman and Sophomore albums by the time she graduated in 1997 with a 4.0 GPA.