SARASOTA, Fla. -- Gym class is reaching new heights at Sarasota High School. The school is teaming up with one of the oldest Circus Arts Conservations in the nation and creating a circus arts magnet program. 

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Sarasota remains to be a hub for all things circus. Which is why Emma Clark has been at the conservatory for six years. 

"I wanna be a circus performer and go into Cirque Du Soleil," Clark said. 

Now, a freshman at Sarasota High, she's ready to spend the next four years focused on what she loves the most, and getting high school credit for it. 

Like any other sport, students will learn trust and teamwork -- but this program is the first of its kind. 

"It teaches you all these good things you need in life, not just about circus, but about everything," Clark said. 

Whether students want to be a part of the circus or just do it for fun, they hope this new program will give students a new perspective and appreciate everything the circus has to offer. 

The Circus Arts Conservatory is hosting a live international virtual show Sunday at 2 p.m., called "One World Circus." It will feature a cast of international artists who are ready to bring chills, thrills, and laughs during its first ever virtual performance. 

Proceeds raised from the virtual performance will help local circus arts program like the one at Sarasota High School. 

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