College Preparation For Students Who Think Like Artists
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 high school diploma.
Founded in 2005, Milwaukie Academy of the Arts is a public charter school embedded within Milwaukie High School. Tuition is free for all 9th through 12th graders living in Oregon. In addition to the broad spectrum of arts courses we offer, including visual and performing arts, all core social studies, language, science and math classes are taught by weaving the arts throughout 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.
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Milwaukie Academy of the Arts has received an “Outstanding” rating on the State of Oregon School report card for over a decade, and all MAA teachers meet federal standards for “Highly Qualified Instructors.” Many have also received statewide awards and recognition in their specialty field. For more information, please download our most recent Report Card and District Profiles, or visit our NCSD website.
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, fundraising, in the classroom, or by providing teacher support. In a non-pandemic year, there are also events and short-term projects throughout the year.
In-district students may use the MHS district buses.
Max Orange Line: stops at Main St and SE 21st Avenue