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Middle School Arts Magnet (mSAM)


The Middle School Arts Magnet (mSAM) program provides enrichment and instruction in literary arts, theatre arts, and dance arts for students in grades 6-8. Learning experiences encourage students to work independently and collaboratively to develop writing skills, prepare performances, and create exhibitions that display their appreciation of the arts, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and enhance self-esteem. Excellence in the arts is a natural extension of the middle school academic program.

Curriculum Connections

The Middle School Arts Magnet provides the opportunity for middle school students to explore in an interdisciplinary manner the literary, theatre, and dance arts while completing required CORE academic subjects and electives in middle school. The academics program provides students with CORE instructional hours similar to those of non-magnet students and prepares them for the Standards of Learning tests. 


Newsies Jr.

Important Information regarding the 2024-25 program can be found here


The application for the 2024-2025 school year can be found here  


Program Brochure

Highlights details of the Middle School Arts Magnet program.


2024-2025 Presentation