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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 

LEARN MORE ABOUT SCPA

Magnet Monday Tours @ SDSCPA (10:00am)
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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Orientation
 
  • Friday, August 17 9am-12pm Returning 11th & 12 grade families
  • Friday, August 17 1pm-3pm Returning 10th grade families
  • Monday, August 20 9am-12pm 6th grade students and ALL NEW to SCPA families with students in 7th and 8th grade
  • Monday, August 20 1pm-3pm All 9th and ALL new to SCPA families with students in 10th to 12th grade
  • Tuesday, August 21 1pm-3pm All returning 7th and 8th grade families
 
 
 
 

All auditioners for high school and middle school will be notified of acceptance mid-January 2018 in line with the district's allocation procedures. Thank you for auditioning!

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.

School News

IMPORTANT DATES 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
Learn more about orientation, early release days, and Open House.
FRIENDS OF SCPA
Call for nominations for Board of Directors.
VISUAL ARTS SENIOR EXHIBITION
Join at at Liberty Station!
SCPA ELLINGTON & LMAAC JAZZ ENSEMBLES
Two big bands, one night!
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Please be sure your student attends school regularly.
APRIL FRIENDS' FORUM
Did you know? The cost of an arts education is an additional $450 per student
ANNUAL MASHUP FUNDRAISER CANCELLED
All tickets previously purchased will be refunded electronically.
SUMMER SCHOOL
Parents of students whom have received D/F grades