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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2017—18)
Last updated: 1/5/2018
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2017—18)
Magnolia Science Academy San Diego (MSA-San Diego) is an independent public charter school located in the Allied Gardens community. MSA-San Diego serves around 425 students in grades 6–8, with classes that average 30 or fewer students. The school was founded in the fall of 2005 by a group of scientists and engineers devoted to math, science, and technology education. As of the 2017-18 School year, MSA-San Diego is serving the San Diego community at its brand new campus in Allied Gardens.
Magnolia’s mission is to provide a high-quality college preparatory educational program emphasizing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) in a safe environment that cultivates respect for self and others. MSA-San Diego provides a challenging academic curriculum, a highly qualified staff, and a variety of learning opportunities such as enrichment classes, athletics programs, free tutoring, after-school clubs, character education classes, field trips, community meetings, and much more.
Computer integration is a unique component of MSA-San Diego’s curriculum. Until the 2013–14 school year, students have had daily computer classes in which they learned computer skills and applied these skills to their academic studies under the direction of their core class teachers. Starting the 2013–14 school year, MSA-San Diego transitioned to a 1:1 program with computers in every classroom.
Since the 2013-14 School year MSA-San Diego Robotics, Future City (Engineering) and Archery teams and School Band won first place at multiple state and local competitions.
MSA-San Diego is a member of the Magnolia Public Schools family and collaborates with sister schools and other educational organizations to offer the best quality education to the students through Innovation, Connection, and Excellence.
Students have the freedom to choose how and what they learn.
Individualized scheduling, early identification of learning styles, personalities, interest and career plans support students’ college and career readiness. Students experience hands-on learning through robotics, computer science and arts to promote imagination, creativity, and invention.
School communities are integrated partnerships among the school site staff, families, students and all other stakeholders. Connection creates a safe place for all learners and stakeholders to affirm individual strengths, celebrate character, provide academic support through mentorship and internships, promote unity and better decision making through the implementation of restorative justice practices.
Academic Excellence is the desire to pursue knowledge and excellence and to contribute original and provocative ideas in a learning environment, in diverse settings, and as a catalyst to future academic knowledge. We foster academic excellence through project-based learning using a constructivist approach, student portfolios, assessments of and for learning and academic discourse and argumentative writing.
Last updated: 1/8/2018
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2016—17)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/5/2018
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2016—17)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||4.2 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.5 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||28.8 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.5 %|
|Two or More Races||9.8 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||23.9 %|
|English Learners||2.6 %|
|Students with Disabilities||10.8 %|
|Foster Youth||0.2 %|