Media Arts & Communications Academy

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Media Arts & Communications Academy
1330 NE Cowls St

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Coordinates45°13′10″N 123°11′33″W / 45.219362°N 123.192508°W / 45.219362; -123.192508Coordinates: 45°13′10″N 123°11′33″W / 45.219362°N 123.192508°W / 45.219362; -123.192508
TypePublic charter
School districtMcMinnville School District
PrincipalJim Pierce
Number of students257[1]
Color(s)green, blue  [2]
Athletics conferenceOSAA Pacific Conference 6A-5[2]

Media Arts and Communications Academy (or MACA) was a charter school located in McMinnville, Oregon, United States. MACA was a small, tech focused, college preparatory high school option for McMinnville School District students.


Media Arts and Communications Academy opened in 2007 as a part of Oregon's Small School Initiative.

In March 2011, the McMinnville School District officially decided to make MACA a "pathway school" and merge it with McMinnville High School (MHS). The move was said to save the district around $350,000.[3]

Students now study visual and broadcast communications through the MHS career pathways programs at McMinnville High School.[citation needed]


In June 2010 MACA graduated its first high school class, in which 27 students received a high school diploma.[4][5][6]


Students from the Media Arts and Communications Academy compete as a part of McMinnville High School athletics.


  1. ^ "Oregon School Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2011-02-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Pointer, Starla. "MACA will be folded into main high school". MACA will be folded into main high school. News Register. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Second high school has success in McMinnville". 2010-03-20.
  5. ^ "Schools Guide 2010: Media Arts and Communications Academy". Retrieved 2011-01-25.
  6. ^ "MACA Graduates First Class". 2010-06-11.