Mainstreet School of Performing Arts

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Founded in 2002 by Stages Theatre Company and the Hopkins School District, Main Street School of Performing Arts (MSSPA) is a tuition free public charter school for grades 9 through 12, sponsored by the University of St. Thomas, located in Hopkins, Minnesota.

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 meets all graduation requirements 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.[citation needed] Additionally, MSSPA was a silver award winner in U.S. News & World Report's Best High School Rankings for 2012[1] and also received a Reward School 2012 recognition from the Minnesota Department of Education.[citation needed]

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