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School of Creative and Performing Arts



A WELCOME MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Welcome to the San Diego School of Creative & Performing Art—an arts focused public magnet school for artistically passionate students in grades 6-12 located in Southeastern San Diego. At SDSCPA we nurture excellence in arts and academics through a rigorous dual curriculum. Our students must be extremely dedicated and willing to persevere through challenges, failures, opportunities and successes. MORE

VISION

The San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts will set the standard for a rigorous dual curriculum in grades 6-12 in preparation for post-secondary experiences in the arts and academics. SD SCPA students engage in powerful exchanges of creativity, critical thinking, and civic responsibility inspired by an appreciation for diversity in a collaborative environment promoting lifelong learning in the arts and academics.

MISSION

The San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts commits to:

  • A rigorous scope and sequence in the arts and academics
  • Experiences with professional artists and scholars
  • An evolving and innovative framework of high standards in arts-integrated teaching and learning
  • Ample opportunities for innovation, creativity, critical thinking
  • A diverse, safe, and creative environment to unlock the potential of scholars as artists

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES (SLOs)

Each SLO clarifies for the entire school community what students will know, understand and be able to do when they graduate from high school:

  • Scholar: An SDSCPA scholar is a critical and creative thinker with a deep-rooted passion for lifelong learning and discovery.
  • Citizen: An SDSCPA citizen is actively involved in developing an environment that is welcoming, engaging, and inclusive in a highly diverse community.
  • Professional: An SDSCPA professional strives toward excellence in preparation for success in college, career, and life.
  • Artist: An SDSCPA artist is a courageous, self-disciplined individual with a continuous desire to create authentic works of art.
 

LEARN MORE ABOUT SCPA

Magnet Monday Tours @ SDSCPA (9:30am)
Check under the Admissions tab for the schedule
 
 

FRIENDS FORUM 

Friends of SCPA encourages you to sign-up for our newsletter, Friends Forum, that will be sent monthly to your email. 
 

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School News

PROMOTION AND GRADUATION LEIS
Order your orchid leis from Hawaii through Friends of SCPA.
SUMMER SCHOOL
High school students who need to make courses in which they received D's of F's.
EXTENDED SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
Join SDSCPA students at the Museum of Contemporary Art!
SAN DIEGO IVIE AWARDS
Three SCPA student submissions were accepted into the festival.
NATIONAL HISPANIC RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Congratulations to Chris Patino and Kaipo Hill for scoring in the top 2.5% on the PSAT among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers in our region.
IN THE NEWS: PEACE RUN
SDSCPA participated in the Sri-Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.
THEATRE MARKETING & PUBLICITY
Attend this free after school workshop with the San Diego Rep staff
AP SCHOLARSHIPS
The FoSCPA and the AP staff are pleased to offer this scholarship.
VISION SURVEY
Help shape and solidify our school vision.
PARENT NIGHT
Join the counseling department for this informative event.