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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.

Helpful Links:

Accountability data through the MN Department of Education

More information on our authorizer

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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Online tickets may not be available for all events.

NO SHAME
9/27, 10/25, 1/17, 2/28, 4/25, 5/23
Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Minnesota 7
Hopkins, MN / Map

The Drowsy Chaperone
Musical
3/13-3/14
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Avenue #704
Minneapolis, MN / Map
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Spark the Arts
3/15
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Avenue #704
Minneapolis, MN / Map
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Choir Concert
3/18
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
715 Minnetonka Mills Rd.
Hopkins, MN / Map

Instrumental Music Concert
3/25
Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Minnesota 7
Hopkins, MN / Map

Spring Dance Concert
5/9-5/10
The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN / Map

The Dining Room
Spring Play
5/15-5/17
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Avenue #704
Minneapolis, MN / Map

Choir Concert
5/20
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
715 Minnetonka Mills Rd.
Hopkins, MN / Map

Support the Street
5/23
3:30 p.m. at MSSPA
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN / Map

Senior Showcase
5/28-5/29
The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN / Map