MVPA - School of the Arts was formed in 2006 when San Diego High School separated into 6 schools. The focus at Arts is to gain a well balanced education including many courses in the art realm such as Orchestra, Band, Drawing, Painting, and Web Design. Students attending Arts can expect to graduate prepared to attend college or enter the work place.
San Diego High School is the oldest secondary institution in San Diego County. Founded over 120 years ago in 1880, San Diego High School is located on the edge of the re-emerging downtown Center City area. The population is ethnically and culturally diverse and comprised primarily of low to middle income families in a residential/business community. The Center City community includes San Diego City College, the downtown library, museums, parks, theaters, ballpark, businesses and a cultural center that are all easily accessible by walking, bus or trolley. We also have a very active and historic athletic department which includes some of the best athletes to come out of San Diego County.