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Magnet Schools Assistance Program

Highly specialized grant-funded academic offerings to promote diversity, inclusion and representation at four district schools.

Amplifying the Arts in the San Diego Unified School District is a federally funded MSAP (Magnet Schools Assistance Program) grant whose purpose is to promote diversity, inclusion and representation at four district schools. The project will increase the relevance, depth, and expanse of arts teaching and learning and STEAM opportunities over multiple years. The four sites combined have been awarded nearly 15 million to integrate the arts, create and design magnet-themed spaces and provide opportunities for students to engage in the arts and STEAM.

MSAP Schools

Each school is updating their magnet theme to attract a diverse community of learners.

Freese Elementary is partnering with the Mingei International Museum to become Freese Arts & Culture Museum Magnet.

Webster Elementary is expanding its science theme to include the arts and is now Webster Academy of Science and the Arts. ArtReach San Diego is Webster’s collaborator in this project.

How is taking a math or English class different at an art school? Creative Performing Media Arts Middle Magnet (CPMA) is answering that question. CPMA is collaborating with the California Global Education Project (CGEP) at USD to create curriculum and learning experiences that integrate the arts throughout all disciplines.

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA) continues at the forefront of arts education by pursuing ACCPAS accreditation with the support of the MSAP grant. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS) was established in 2000 to review and accredit schools and programs providing non-degree instruction in the arts disciplines.