The African American Arts and Heritage Academy (AAAHA) offers students 13 to 18 years of age one week of concentrated study each year in the discipline of their choice at the West Virginia University campus in Morgantown. Classes focus on history/culture, literature/creative writing, dance, museum studies, audio/video technology, vocal and instrumental music, theater arts and visual arts.
In addition, students also are treated to field trips including African American historical and cultural sites in Morgantown and Pittsburgh. Approximately 40 – 50 students attend the Academy each year. At the end of the week, the students perform in a showcase for faculty and invited guests.