About the School

We put the “ART” in Smart


The Theme of Paul L. Dunbar Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School is an arts infused academic curriculum with a regular and advanced core curriculum. Elements of the program include the following:


  • Voluntary attendance
  • Multi-cultural environment
  • A well-defined discipline policy
  • A strict dress code
  • Emphasis on core curriculum to include mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, physical education, and the arts
  • Emphasis on character and citizenship education
  • Promotion upon mastery of grade level subjects with a minimum requirement of 70%
  • Regular homework
  • Required night/weekend performances
  • Parent involvement in the program
  • A written parent contract and statement of commitment
  • Expectation of mastery of basic skills and commitment to monitor student’s homework and reading progress