The description from our school website says this-
Zamorano Fine Arts Academy is a K-5 Visual Arts
Magnet School. Our school is an exciting and innovative place for
children to learn various art forms along side a standards based
That's just the tip of the iceberg.
We are the largest elementary school in the San Diego Unified school district. We're talking about around 1300 students from k to 5th grade. Our students and staff form a richly diverse school community. We are also a Title 1 school.
Including myself, we have 4 super fantastic art instructors. Students gain experience in so many art forms. The usual stuff- drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture, but we also offer traditional and digital photography, fashion design, and ceramics.
We used to receive extra funding as a magnet school to support our program, but that went away a few years ago. Since then, our school- administration, teachers, ptf, has made a concerted effort to keep it going because everyone here understands the importance of a well rounded educational experience that includes substantial standards based instruction in the arts.
Our classroom teachers also do a phenomenal job with our students. Our students are making great gains in academic achievement in all subject areas.
Zamorano is a very special place and I feel blessed to be a part of it:)