Welcome to the new Mark Keppel Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School Website!
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Instructional Focus

With the knowledge that proficient reading comprehension skills affect achievement in all academic areas, all Mark Keppel students will comprehend grade level text as measured by site interim measures and classroom assessments with 75% of students scoring proficient or advanced. Additionally, our percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced will increase by 5% on the English Language Arts California Standards Test (CST). 

Arts Programs

Along with a rigorous academic program, Keppel offers dance, theatre, music, and visual art experiences to all students both as independent classes and as interdisciplinary subjects woven into core content areas: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Integration of the arts provides students with opportunities to excel and thrive as creative, flexible thinkers ready to meet the demands of the 21st century. 

For the 2014-2015 school year enrollment, please complete the application at  www.gusdmagnetandflag.com .  

For general information please contact our Magnet Specialist, Talisen Winder: 818-244-2113, twinder@gusd.net

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Korean Dual Language Program

Along with the Arts Program described above, Keppel also offers the FLAG Korean or Korean Dual Language 50/50 Model Program option which can be selected for those who want a bilingual Korean/English Program. FLAG students participate in the Arts Program while dividing their instructional day in Korean (50%) and English (50%).

We encourage parents to take a FLAG Korean Tours before selecting this program option. Please contact our FLAG Korean Specialist, Naehi Wong, to schedule a FLAG Tour. Email Mrs. Wong at nwong@gusd.net or check the schedule on the GUSD FLAG Korean Tour Sign Up (click here). We have tours available on Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 AM in either Korean or English languages.

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Mark Keppel Visual and Performing Arts Magnet! We are so excited about our new website to help us increase communication between your home and our school. Included in our website, you will find important information regarding school events, schedules, school-wide behavior expectations, school policies, parent support groups, and various student programs and activities, especially in the visual and performing arts!


Mission Statement

Mark Keppel Elementary School staff, administrators, parents, and community members share the responsibility for and are committed to creating a safe, stimulating academic environment.  The integration of arts across our curriculum empowers all students to reach their full cognitive, creative, and social potential. Keppel's dynamic educational program fosters cooperative and independent learning as well as critical thinking skills to promote a life-long love of learning and respect for all.

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