Elevate Arts


Arts Education is key to developing critical thinking, fostering creativity, increasing motivation for school, and improving academic achievement. CUSD has made a commitment to provide every student who attends our schools access to high quality arts education. From our nationally-renowned, award-winning high school band programs to our Elementary School Meet the Masters curriculum, Compton Unified unleashes the power of art to transform our students’ lives.

Music Unites: Music Unites Academies at three of our campuses provide music instruction and exposure to professionals in the music industry.

Turnaround Arts: Compton USD is proud to be the home of 4 of only 27 Turnaround Arts schools in California. This program helps schools integrate arts into every student’s curriculum.

Meet the Masters: Every elementary school in the district exposes students to history’s greatest artists and lets students develop their own artistic skills.

Education Through Music – LA: Provides music as a core subject on four CUSD elementary school campuses.

Capitol Records: The unique Bonus Tracks program at Dominguez High School is the only program in the nation connecting high school students with music industry executives to educate and prepare the students to be the next wave of innovative music industry leaders.

Other Arts Education Partners include:

■ Apple
■ ConnectEd
■ Discovery Education
■ FIRST LEGO Legue, Junior

■ FIRST Tech Challenge
■ Girls Who Code
■ League of Innovative Schools
■ LEGO Education
■ Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

■ Project Lead the Way
■ Verizon Innovative Learning Schools
■ Vex Robotics

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