Magnet School

San Diego Unified Magnet schools offer students a unique opportunity for in-depth studies in a specific area of interest. Magnet schools attract a wide-range of students from all corners of our community, creating richly diverse learning environments. San Diego Unified School District's theme based Magnet options include:

  • Communications & Community Leadership
  • Creative, Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)
  • Global Citizenship / Civics / PAIDEIA School
  • International Studies & International Baccalaureate
  • Language Enrichment & Language Continuity
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics)

The Magnet Schools Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (MSAP Center) supports the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education as it provides equity and choice in public education through the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP). The MSAP Center is a technical assistance resource for MSAP grantees and the greater magnet school community, and our resources and support services focus on diversity, academic excellence, and equity. MSAP schools include Freese Elementary, Webster Elementary, CPMA Middle, and the School of Creative and Performing Arts.