About The Media Academy

Grover Cleveland High School’s Media Academy offers a powerful curriculum, enabling students to develop traditional moviemaking, digital, and audio-visual communication skills in the arts and sciences.

The diverse worlds of entertainment, the arts, politics and commerce each depend heavily on audio-visual communication media. In the 21st century there will be a steady demand for people who are skilled in using the vocabulary of images and sound, and who understand the technologies this communication is based on.

The Media Academy is a hub of activity and creativity, preparing students for success in advanced education and any career.  For students interested in careers in film, television, animation, screenwriting, editing, digital arts or web design, our internationally known program will offer students the training and support they need to be successful.


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The Power of Our Program

Create, Collaborate and Communicate: These are the fundamental skills at the center of all Media Academy classes. Students learn to problem solve, build teams and express themselves with clarity and power. Students from our program have gone on to USC, UCLA, NYU, Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, Cal Arts, the Art Center, Rhode Island School of Design – as well as all of the UC schools.

Building Academic Strength: In our project-based classesstudents are the leaders and have fun while improving reading, writing and project management skills. Students learn academic subjects in a real-world environment, using math, science and English to create special effects, design graphics, tell stories.

Providing a Home Base: Students interested in Entertainment and Media Careers can take classes for all four years. Other students can select specific classes to meet their Technical Art and Visual Art requirements for graduation.

Students in the Media Academy can also be enrolled in SAS (School for Advanced Studies), the Humanities Magnet, and in some cases, IS (Interdisciplinary Studies). We also welcome ELL students, as well as athletes and musicians!