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School of the Arts

Apply to SOTA - Class of 2021

Admissions for the class of 2021 is now open!

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Laptops2Kids - I Want One!

There is an application for interested students. Students must be currently enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools, and qualify for

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Adapt to the SOTA Voice App

The SOTAvoice app provides students at the Tacoma School of the Arts easy access to important information central to student life as well as

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Announcements

  • Wed Jan 11th the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising will be in the TIME room during lunch

Vision

We believe all students have the right to high-quality educational experiences that develop their unique needs and passion.


Mission

Our mission is to partner with community resources to change public education, emphasizing creativity and utilizing a fully inclusive model that educates the whole student through our values: Community .​ Empathy . Thinking . Balance​ .​

  • Community - We are a learning community. Careful planning and design of school culture enables us to rely on the strengths of each staff and student and to develop our highest potential.​

  • EmpathyEvery member of our community has unique perspectives, strengths and struggles, and we strive to adapt our approach to see the world from their point of view.

    ThinkingWe challenge ourselves to dive deep into any idea, seeking a strong understanding as opposed to merely reciting facts. Learning is inspired by dreams and imaginations.

    BalanceWe seek both left-brained and right-brained thinkers, creativity alongside analysis. We find balance in perspective and our schools seek to always show both sides of a picture.


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How we're doing

To measure progress toward meeting the School Board’s strategic goals, we use a set of benchmarks that let parents and community members track our progress. It’s like a report card for our school and the whole district.