View our talented seniors displaying their performance skills in this video of the virtual Senior Showcase.
The Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts received two very prestigious statewide awards this year: California Distinguished School 2021 and California Exemplary Arts Program 2021. From the school's press release: "State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today announced that the Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts (MCAA) was one of 33 California schools selected for the California Exemplary Arts Education Award. These schools engage students in quality arts education that meet California Arts Standards for Public Schools and demonstrate progress on indicators on the California School Dashboard. The awards are designed to celebrate successful efforts to engage students in arts through exposure to a variety of disciplines."
State Superintendent Thurmond in his press release on the California Distinguished School Award noted, "The Distinguished Schools Program recognizes schools for their excellent work in one of two categories: closing the achievement gap and achieving exceptional student performance.” Referencing the local school specifically, Thurmond said, “Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts in Marysville Joint Unified (Yuba County) improved 15 points or more on the Mathematics indicator for socioeconomically disadvantaged students, Hispanic students, and all students, according to data on the California Dashboard. After studying their data, school leaders recognized all subgroups needed improvement in math, with Hispanic students furthest from meeting the standard. To help increase math scores, school leaders increased professional learning opportunities, implemented staff mentoring, held staff and student tutoring, and provided professional development in math pedagogy."
Students at the Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts have not let the pandemic or distance learning slow down their creative efforts. Several visual art and creative writing students have recently been recognized for their talent, imagination, and resourcefulness.
Keven Briceno, Hunter Hudson-Gessford, Dixie Rivera, Emmy Myers, Yahdira Sarabia, Alexi Hogue and Angela Delgado all had work accepted into the Crocker Art Museum’s Kingsley Art Club High School Regional competition. Over 40 schools in a 100 mile radius of Sacramento submitted entries.
Yuba Sutter Arts and Culture hosted the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Ceremony on Monday, February 22nd. Eighteen MCAA Creative Writing students received regional recognition at the Yuba Sutter Arts ceremony with two students, Aubrie Amons (Gold Key, American Visions Nominee) and Noah Mote (two Gold Keys) moving on to the National competition. In addition, eleven MCAA art students received recognition at the ceremony with five students, Hope Cross (American Visions Nominee), Angela Delgado (American Visions Nominee), Alexi Hogue (Gold Key), Hunter Hudson-Gessford (American Visions Nominee), and Hannah Thayn (Gold Key) moving on to the National competition.
Our school newsletter "Dragon Tales" is a great way to find out what's happening at MCAA. Click here to read the latest edition: February 2021 Newsletter
Students in MCAA's Literary Magazine Club publish a monthly Lit Magazine highlighting student art and writing work. Check out the latest edition here: April 2021.
The 2020-2021 Student Year Calendar is available here: Student Calendar, and in the Academics section of the website.