Mission, Vision and Beliefs

Dunbar Magnet Mission

 The mission of the Paul L. Dunbar Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School is to prepare students through an integration of the arts, to become literate, productive, self-confident, responsible citizens who are able to function independently in a technological world.


Dunbar Magnet Pledge

 As a student at Paul L. Dunbar Creative and performing arts magnet school, I will be responsible, well-prepared, and cooperative. I promise to follow all school rules and always try to do my best. I will do my part to make Dunbar a clean and safe Institution of learning. I believe that everyone deserves respect, therefore all of my actions will show respect for my classmates and teachers.

Dunbar Magnet Motto

Arts and Academics Integrated for Excellence

Dunbar Magnet Theme

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