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College Preparation For Students Who Think Like Artists

About MAA


Milwaukie Academy of the Arts integrates the performing and visual arts throughout a rigorous core academic curriculum in a nurturing environment. Together with parents and community we empower students to reach their innate intellectual, artistic, and creative potential ensuring they earn a NCSD diploma.


Founded in 2005 the Milwaukie Academy of the Arts is a free public charter school embedded within Milwaukie High School. The Charter was formed to sustain a high quality art presence on the Milwaukie campus. In addition to a broad spectrum of arts courses, including visual and performing arts, all core classes of social studies, language arts, science and math are taught using the arts to enhance student learning. The results speak for themselves. The State of Oregon has consistently ranked MAA as “Outstanding” and MAA’s students consistently meet or exceed Oregon State benchmarks. MAA students and parents report high levels of satisfaction with their school experience and MAA’s caring and dedicated teachers.

MAA Statistics

Enrollment - 2014/15  = 360 students grades 9 – 12
Since 2009 Milwaukie Academy of the Arts has received an “Outstanding” rating on the State of Oregon School report Card. 100% Of MAA teachers meet the federal standards for “Highly Qualified Instructors” and many have received statewide awards and recognition in their specialty field.


Milwaukie Academy of the Arts depends on key volunteers to assist in many ways. Please contact a board member if you would like to assist with grant writing or fundraising or if you would like to assist in the classroom or provide teacher support. There are many events and short - term projects that occur throughout the year and welcome volunteer support as well.


In-district students may use the MHS district buses.

AM Bus Schedule| PM Bus Schedule

Out-of-District students:
Tri-Met buses: 29 & 32 - Stops on either side of the campus

Max Orange Line: stops at Main St and SE 21st Avenue