Principal's Message

 Dear Parent/Guardian,

I want to officially welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! This year promises to be great as we set high expectations for enriching, learning experiences. As a learning community focused on elevating the creative expression and the academic success of all our students, we have planned a very exciting visual arts and academic program, additional AP classes, College Now courses, College Access for All, AP for All, arts partnerships, etc. The goal is to prepare students for college and a career in the arts via an academically challenging program that is supported with an enriching visual arts experience.

The official date for all students to report to school is Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:20 a.m. Students will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m. each day.

I want to take this moment to thank you for your continued support of our students, staff, and school community.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. 


Manuel A. Ureña, Principal

Kenny Gallery


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