Magnet Program

Built in 1930 in the heart of downtown Tucson, Carrillo K-5 Communication and Creative Arts Magnet School has a long tradition of academic success and creating curriculum that teaches to the whole child. All students participate in Specialists Classes that consist of Performing Arts, Technology and Visual Arts throughout the entire school year. Families are encouraged to participate in their child's learning by volunteering in the classroom or in the many events that Carrillo organizes throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Visit a Magnet School?
Carrillo K-5 Magnet School welcomes families to tour our school. These tours inform our parents and families about our programs and the rich history of Carrillo K-5 Magnet School. We cordially invite you to attend a tour to learn about our successful magnet program. To schedule a tour please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Rebeca Stroup at (520)-225-1200 or stop by the office from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Monday through Friday.
What are the Primary Goals and Characteristics of Magnet Schools?
 To create an integrated, diverse school. To improve academic achievement for all students. To provide a district curriculum or educational approach
What is a Communication and Creative Arts Magnet Program?
Magnet programs offer specialized learning opportunities for students by focusing on a unique theme. Carrillo’s Communication and Creative Arts theme is based upon the Arizona Career and College Ready Standards. Each grade level plans integrated thematic units with an emphasis on reading, writing, speaking and listening, and incorporating visual and performing arts. Most units include a summative assessment that requires students to use technology to show what they have learned during the unit. Teachers use Project Based Learning as an instructional delivery method, and the 4 “C’s” of 21st Century Skills are built into every unit: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration and Communication.
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