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About MSSPA

Photo of Main Street School of Performing ArtsMain Street School of Performing Arts is a tuition free public charter school for grades 9 through 12, authorized by the University of St. Thomas, conveniently located in the heart of Hopkins. MSSPA is open to all high school students throughout the metro area and offers students an integrated program of superior academic standards and an arts-focused education. MSSPA's meets all graduation requirement of the State of Minnesota and offers Advanced Placement classes in all academic areas. MSSPA also presents students with beginning through advanced level classes in Music, Theatre and Dance not offered at all public high schools.

Main Street School of Performing Arts offers smaller class sizes, greater personal attention from fully licensed instructors, guidance and counseling, special education and the fullest production schedule of any four year Arts High School in the Twin Cities. For more information, call Rob Thompson our Director of Outreach and Development at 952-224-1345.

MSSPA Authorizer Contact Information
Molly McGraw Healy
Director of Charter Authorizing
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
mmcgraw@stthomas.edu
651-962-4372 (w)
763-242-2843 (c)
651-962-4169 (f)

Quality Compensation Program

Main Street School of Performing Arts is in its third year of the Quality Compensation Program. The Quality Compensation Program, or Q Comp, is a state-administered program run through the Minnesota Department of Education meant to increase student performance by strengthening the quality of teaching in schools across the state.

As part of this year's Q Comp program, staff members have set a number of school-wide goals for the academic year. First, Main Street will continue to increase its standardized test scores in reading by 2% for each student in the school, as measured by the annual NWEA test. Additionally, staff members will administer a series of vocabulary tests across the curriculum throughout the year. The aim of each vocabulary test is to increase student fluency in individual subject areas. Because the school also focuses on the performing arts, Homeroom teachers will ensure that at least 80% of their Homeroom students perform for the school community by the end of the school year. Finally, all participating staff members will be formally observed three times during the school year by Q Comp mentor teachers. This year's mentor teachers include Steve Cullison, Cassy Schauwitzer, and Betsy Maloney. The Q comp program provides money to increase professional development around test-taking strategies as well as bonuses for staff members who meet Q comp goals throughout the year.

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MSSPA Presents: Our Upcoming Productions

All shows start at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Students (unless noted)
& can be purchased at the door.

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Download Performance Calendar

NO SHAME
9/26, 12/5, 1/13, 4/24
Eisenhower Community Cener
1001 Minnesota 7
Hopkins, MN / Map

NO SHAME
5/22
MSSPA
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN / Map

Vocal Music Concerts
10/28 & 3/20
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
715 Minnetonka Mills Rd.
Hopkins, MN / Map

Ensemble
Instrumental Music Offerings
10/27 & TBD - Late March
Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN / Map

The 3 Musketeers
11/6 - 11/8
Music Box Theatre
1407 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN / Map
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Fall Dance Concert
11/13 - 11/15
Music Box Theatre
1407 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN / Map

Main Street Masterwork
12/16
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
715 Minnetonka Mills Rd.
Hopkins, MN / Map

The Wedding Singer
2/19 - 2/21 & 2/27
Illusion Theatre
528 Hennepin Avenue #704
Minneapolis, MN / Map

Noises Off
4/30 - 5/2
Music Box Theatre
1407 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN / Map

Spring Dance Concert
5/14 - 5/16
Music Box Theatre
1407 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN / Map

Tutti
Spring Music Concerts
5/19
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
715 Minnetonka Mills Rd.
Hopkins, MN / Map

Senior Creation Showcase
5/27-5/28
Music Box Theatre
1407 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN / Map