Skip To Main Content

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a new school or an addition to the school?

Eliot Arts Magnet would neither be a new school nor an addition to the existing school.  The arts magnet theme is an innovative way of teaching and learning that will integrate the arts in every subject as well as give students more opportunities to be involved in the arts through learning and collaborating with arts professionals and apply what they have learned through performances and art pieces. 

What does it mean to be a magnet school?

A magnet school offers a special, enriched curriculum capable of attracting (hence the word magnet) students from across the attendance boundaries.  Eliot Arts Magnet integrates the arts theme inside and outside the classroom.

What is different from previous years?

  • An Arts Focus At Eliot Arts, students have access to music, dance, theater arts, and visual arts programs taught by professional artists and musicians.
  • Arts Integration - The Arts are integrated into core academics, fostering 21st century skills (communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking) and the application of common core standards.
  • Community Arts Partners- Teachers and students collaborate with top-rated, renowned LA area arts organizations and professionals to enhance real-world application. Our current partners include The Music Center of Los Angeles, Lineage Dance, Little Kids Rock, The Huntington Library, and The Light Bringer Project.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities- Students learn in new and improved learning environments including: a new Mac computer lab, a dance studio, and an urban garden. Opening Soon: A beautifully updated auditorium, a maker space, a recording studio, and a teacher project lab.

Does Eliot Arts have honors classes? 
Yes! Students are considered for honors placement based on teacher recommendation, prior years’ grades, and test scores when available. See our course offerings for a complete list of available classes.

How are students selected for each elective, i.e. dance, music, art, theater? 
We honor student requests for specific electives whenever possible.

How do I apply?
Please visit gopusd.com/enrollment for enrollment and registration information.