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Is ACMA the best fit for my student?

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Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) serves students in grades 6-12 who have a strong interest in the arts, or who are proficient in a particular arts discipline. ACMA students desire a rigorous arts integrated education. ACMA offers students a rich, pre-professional experience that includes dance, instrumental and vocal music, theater, visual and electronic arts and creative writing.

The decision to attend an arts magnet school is one that must be made by the entire family. When the “fit” is right, school becomes a working relationship between the parents, student, and faculty.

Thank you for your interest in ACMA. 

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THE APPLICATION WINDOW closes December 7, 2018  @ 4:00pm.

 All BSD Options Schools use the BSD Options Common Application.

October 15, 2018

Application window opens for 2019/2020 school year.   The Learning Options Application Process is online.  Applications will be available on the BSD Website beginning October 15, 2018.  School counselors will provide hard copies of the Learning Options Application to students and parents who do not have internet access at home.  Hard copy applications should be submitted to the Learning Options Office by fax, mail, or hand-delivered just as they have in previous years.
November 7, 2018
November 29, 2018
December 4, 2018
Take a closer look at ACMA.  Join us at 6:30 pm in our Arts Center for an informational presentation.  The Information Nights are intended for applicant and family.  Families do not need to preregister for these presentations.
December 7, 2018

Application window closes. Applications must be received at the BSD Options Administration Office by 4:00 pm PST.  Please do not deliver the completed application to ACMA.

November 16, 2018
November 19, 2018
November 28, 2018
ACMA Shadow Opportunities
Shadow Days are opportunities for interested prospective students to spend a day at ACMA.  A shadow day provides the opportunity to determine whether ACMA is a "good fit" for the student.  Prospective students are "buddied" with a current ACMA student of similar age and arts interest.  Please call ACMA at 503-356-3678 to schedule a shadow day. Shadow Days for Incoming Grades 7 - 12 will be listed in column at left as soon as they are known..

Incoming 6th graders will have an opportunity to visit the Timberland Campus late in the summer of 2019.
December 12, 2018

Lottery conducted for programs where the number of applicants exceeds space available. The lottery is not open to the public.
December 12, 2018 Admissions decisions are emailed offering enrollment or notification of wait pool status to the email that was provided on the application.
January 10, 2019
2nd Consideration Applications due via online process.
January 10-22, 2019
Second Consideration Process.
January 22, 2019

January 30, 2019

2nd Consideration notification letters emailed from ACMA.

Deadline for Parents to accept 2nd Consideration.
For additional information:
Contact ACMA, 503-356-3670 (Press Option 4)