About SCPA

newscpalogoThe San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is a San Diego Unified School

District college-preparatory, arts-focused public magnet school for students in grades 6 through 12 who have a strong interest and talent in the arts.

Successful SCPA students have the passion and determination to make the most of the school’s unique arts training, encouragement, and support while balancing the demands of an academic and arts program in a seven period day.

All prospective SCPA students must submit an Enrollment Options School Application available online at:www.sandi.net/enrollmentoptions.

All prospective high school students are required to audition. Audition information is available on the SCPA website under Enrollment. Students must call SCPA and arrange for an audition appointment.

Middle school students do not audition but must complete and submit an Enrollment Options School Choice Application in order to be considered for acceptance to SCPA and will be placed into a lottery system.

Timothy Farson, Principal
Christian Gordon, Ed.D., Vice Principal
Jennifer Pesavento-Conway, Ed.D., Vice Principal
Richard Trujillo, Artistic Director

Auditions and Recruitment (619) 470-0555 x2211
Magnet Monday Tours (619) 470-7555 x2402
Office (619) 470-0555 ♦ Fax (619) 479-8449
Box Office (619) 475-8556

Our Mission
We, the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), are dedicated to providing a challenging interdisciplinary curriculum which inspires academic and artistic excellence for a culturally diverse population. We are committed to a personalized atmosphere of self-esteem, respect, enthusiasm, and cooperation.

Community Partners
Old Globe Theatre
La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla Music Society
California Ballet
San Diego Opera
San Diego Symphony
San Diego State University
San Diego REPertory Theatre
Starlight Musical Theatre
Clay Artists of San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Friends of SCPA