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School Choice Applications for the 2018-2019 School year may be found here and will only be accepted from OCTOBER 2nd- NOVEMBER 13th.


Join us for a tour!  School tours offered each Wednesday at 10:30


CPMA is an arts magnet for middle school students, grades 6, 7 and 8. Students who plan to come to CPMA should be interested in pursuing rigorous academic study and the excitement of artistic endeavor. We find the students that are happiest and most successful at CPMA are children who need to dance, sing, act, play their instruments and/or create visual art every day to feel satisfied and complete.

Students who live or attend school within the Madison Cluster may enroll with CPMA by completing an Enrollment Preference Request card.  Cards will be available at your student’s elementary school. Students attending within the Madison Cluster who do not submit an Enrollment Preference Request form will be assigned to Innovation Middle. All other students are enrolled by application through the district’s Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options department.

The Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options department compiles a waiting list of applicants, and enrollment is offered only to students on the waiting list. The application period for the 2018-2019 school year will be October 2rd through November 13, 2017. Applications can be found at www.sandiegounified.org/school-choice-application . Priority is given to students who currently attend arts magnet elementary schools and siblings of current CPMA students.

We enroll around 370 new 6th grade students every year, so being accepted as a 6th grader is much more likely than waiting for 7th grade enrollment.  Most of our 7th grade seats are filled by our continuing 6th graders. However, we do enroll some new 7th and 8th graders every year, so we encourage you to apply.  

If you would like to tour CPMA you may join us for our weekly magnet tour, Wednesdays at 10:30.  If you have further questions, please contact the Magnet Coordinator, Jenny Rohrbacher, at 858-800-5551 or through email at jrohrbacher@sandi.net.