The School Choice Application Window for the 2021-2022 school year will open on October 5th and close on November16th 2020.

Late Applications are accepted until August 30th, 2022

All applications must be submitted online at




Click here to open the CPMA Virtual Tour http://bit.ly/CPMA-Virtual

For questions about our school tours or enrollment please contact CPMA's Magnet Coordinator, Cody Smith at csmith12@sandi.net.

Enrollment and School Choice Applications

CPMA is an 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.

New Student Enrollment:

Choice Enrollment: Students who live outside of the Madison Cluster must submit a School Choice Application to attend CPMA. Choice enrollment to CPMA is conducted through the district school choice lottery with preference given to students already attending district arts magnet elementary schools. Applications may be found here and must be submitted by November 16th for the 2021-2022 school year. Acceptances will be sent out in early March.

Neighborhood Enrollment: Student living within the Madison Cluster must submit an Enrollment Preference Request Card in order to enroll with CPMA. These cards can be obtained at neighborhood elementary schools beginning November 1st and must be returned to neighborhoods elementary schools in December. Neighborhood students who do not turn in an Enrollment Preference Request Card will not be eligible to enroll at CPMA.

If you have further questions, please contact the Magnet Coordinator,  Cody Smith , at 858-800-5551 or through email  csmith12@sandi.net   


8th Grade Articulation to High School

CPMA does not have a high school that it directly feeds into. CPMA students either return to their neighborhood high schools or submit a choice application to attend high school as a choice student.   This includes Madison High School.  If you wish to attend Madison High School you MUST submit the choice application.  

SCPA: SPCA provides the high school continuation of CPMA's middle school program. All students interested in attending SCPA for high school must submit a school choice application and pass an audition. Audition information, guidelines and rubrics are available online at: www.sandiegounified.org/scpa

Madison: While Madison is the cluster High School, CPMA students do not automatically transfer to Madison. If you live in the Madison cluster, you will need to work with Madison counselors to complete your enrollment. If you live outside of the cluster, you will need to submit a choice application for Madison and wait to be offered enrollment.

School choice applications can be found at www.sandiegounified.org/school-choice-application


If you have further questions, please contact the School Counselor,  Scott Graham , at 858-800-5550 or through email  sgraham1@sandi.net   

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