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 2016 - 2017 school year enrollment, please complete the application at www.gusdmagnetandflag.com beginning November 1, 2015 until January 31, 2016. Applications received on January 31, 2016 and later will be considered late. 

Information on Magnet Grant click here

To sign up for a tour of Keppel's English Program, (click here)

Site Magnet Specialist, Talisen Winder, twinder@gusd.net





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%)


To sign up for a tour at Keppel, (click here)


FLAG Specialist, Naehi Wong, nwong@gusd.net

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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.

Upcoming Events

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