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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

  • August 31, September 10, September 24: Early release days. Students must leave campus by 12:30pm.
  • September 24 @ 5pm: Title 1 Parent Meeting & Open House
  • September 22: VAPA College Fair
  • September 26: Yearbook Photo Makeups & Retakes

SAT Prep

  • Free SAT tutoring with Patrick Loehr will begin next Wednesday in room 104B beginning at 2:15pm until 4:30pm.

Billy Elliott Workshop

  • August 29th & 30th in Studio 1 and Studio 2 @ 2:15pm

Casting Call:

  • September 11-14: Auditions for Billy Elliot (grades 6-9), Auditions for Crucible (6-12), Audition for Cabaret (6-12)

Interested students must sign up in the counseling office on the CALL BOARD. Audition time slots will take place from 2:15 to 4:30pm. Requirements: 1-minute song and 1-minute monologue. Students may opt to choose one or the other.

Dance Auditions: Studios 3, 4, 5, 6

  • September 11: Junios and SEniors from 2pm - 3:15pm
  • September 11: Freshmen and Sophomores 3:15pm - 5:30pm
    September 12: 8th grade students
  • September 13: 6th & 7th grade students
 

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 SCPA scholar is a critical and creative thinker with a deep-rooted passion for learning and discovery. Our scholars strive to be critical thinkers with the tools for sophisticated literacy in their art and academic curriculum
  • Citizen: An SCPA citizen is actively involved in developing an environment that is welcoming, engaging, and inclusive of a highly diverse community. Our citizens engage in meaningful action toward equity and equality for all people.
  • Professional: An SCPA professional strives toward excellence in preparation for success in college, career, and life. Our professionals show up for responsibility with a preparedness and active stance toward lifelong learning and success. Our students do not give up.
  • Artist: An SCPA artist is a courageous and self-disciplined individual with a continuous desire to create authentic works of art. Our students’ voices are nurtured through intensive arts training in order to develop a solid launching ground for individual success as they live their passion.

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