Media Arts Academies at Central

Grades 5-8

The Media Arts Academies at Central offer students the opportunity to study media arts such as broadcast, video, digital photography, digital graphics, video game design, and virtual animation. Students participate in creating TV shows, live broadcasting, work with industry
professionals, Skype with colleges, and create visuals for events across the district. They also take challenging classes such as Algebra 1, Biology 1, Art 1, and Spanish 1.

Under the Magnet Schools Assistance Program, 5th and 6th graders (known as Weis Media Arts Preparatory Academy at Central Middle School) will be able to learn the fundamentals of media arts with two Mac labs for graphic design and media classes. Additional broadcasting media equipment and software provide students access to the technology needed to complete their media arts projects. The skills 5th and 6th graders learn will apply to projects being undertaken by 7th and 8th graders in the Media Arts Academies at Central Middle School.

The campus theme of media arts is infused school-wide through core assignments. The students use iPads both as interactive academic tools and to edit their work. They also have access to newly renovated science labs, athletic facilities, a state of the art auditorium,
band hall, and a well-stocked library.

Central offers band, dance, fine arts, and a martial arts program, as well as a comprehensive athletics program

Educating Today's Students for Tomorrow's World

The Galveston Independent School District Curriculum and Instruction Department is dedicated to the success of all students and is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Collaborating with our instructional staff, the curriculum department focuses on research-based instructional best practices and works to provide a rigorous curriculum designed to ensure innovative, customized learning opportunities for all students.