CPMA is a dedicated arts magnet for middle school students, grades 6,7 and 8. Students who plan to come to CPMA should be interested in pursuing rigorous academic study and the excitement of artistic endeavor. We find the students that are happiest and most successful at CPMA are children who need to dance, sing, act, play their instruments and/or create visual art every day to feel satisfied and complete.
All students are enrolled by application through the district’s Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options department. The Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options department compiles a waiting list of applicants, and enrollment is offered only to students on the waiting list. The priority application period for the 2014-2015 school year will be November 1, 2013 through February 15, 2014. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be on-line at the district website only. Priority is given to students who currently attend arts magnet elementary schools and siblings of current CPMA students.
We enroll around 350 new 6th grade students every year, so being accepted as a 6th grader is much more likely than waiting for 7th grade enrollment. Most of our 7th grade seats are filled by our continuing 6th graders. However, we do enroll some new 7th and 8th graders every year, so we encourage you to apply.
We have Magnet Monday tours every Monday that school is in session from 10:00-10:45 AM starting October 7, 2013. Please call for an appointment: 858-800-5551.
If you have further questions, please call the Magnet Coordinator, Lynn Spafford, at 858-800-5551. Thank you for your interest in CPMA.