Principal's Message

  Welcome 178 Scholars and Families!

Ms. Gibson, Principal

It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you as the principal of 11X178 Magnet School of Multimedia Arts and Design. The last few school years have posed a challenge that the world was not ready for, and still, we rose to the occasion ensuring that the health, safety, and education of our students was prioritized. Change is one of the only constant that we know in life. The past two years have taught us so much about community, about togetherness, about empathy, and about perseverance. We all experienced Covid-19, while differently, it brought us closer together and to this very point. Needless to say, we didn’t know our own strength! 

I am excited to be here, to learn with and from you, and to lead us in the direction of success. This role is one I have worked toward since the first day of undergrad at SUNY Albany. I am honored, humbled, and completely privileged to share this space with you.

This year, I hope that we can continue to partner around the academic achievement of our students, build lasting relationships, problem solve toward better systems and structures that best serve our community, and of course have fun!

I look forward to talking with you as you come by the building. Please pop in to say hello! I will continue to prioritize the student experience and family engagement. 

Thank you for trusting in my leadership.


Adelia Gibson Scott


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What are Magnet Schools?

Magnet schools are part of the New York City Department of Education and accountable to the same state standards as all other New York City public schools. Each magnet school focuses on individually themed curricula that provides engaging and innovative learning opportunities to all students. Magnet schools attract children of various socioeconomic backgrounds, race and academic achievement levels. They promote 21st Century skills as well as creativity, teamwork, and acceptance. Magnet school students learn in vibrant environments that prepare them for future careers and successful community engagement through hands-on experience working with businesses, cultural institutions, universities and community organizations.

Makers, Inventors, Thinkers, Explorers, and Creators Welcome

Make: Students at 3D printer  Invent: Robotics  Think: learning to code  Explore: science projects  Create: student producing video on green screen

Get School Alert Notifications Sent to Your Phone & Create An App Icon of Our Website on Your Mobile Device

To get the Alerts posted on the school's website sent to your phone add eChalk Notify to your home screen:

  1. Download the eChalk Notify App. Anyone can get it free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for "eChalk Notify".
  2. When you enter the login page click on "Proceed Without Logging In"-- go to settings icon -- go to + -- enter our school's alert code IK92CC -- click Connect to receive emergency alert notifications. See the eChalk Notify Quick Start Video for Parents. For quick access to the eChalk Notify app and our code, click on the yellow slide-out widget at the bottom right corner of the Home Page.

To create an app shortcut on your phone or tablet for quick access to our school's website follow these instructions:

To add our website as an App icon on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Type our school's URL - - into your mobile device's native browser window (i.e. Safari)
  2. Once the site is loaded, you'll see a rectangular icon with an up arrow in the bottom menu of the browser. Tap this button.
  3. Scroll down and select the Add to Home Screen button.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Tap the icon for your school's site on the home screen of your mobile device to launch the site.

To add our website as an App icon on your Android device:

  1. Type our school's URL - - into your mobile device's native browser window
  2. Once the app is loaded, press your device's Menu button usually located at the top right.
  3. Select Add shortcut on Homescreen.
  4. Tap the icon for your school's site on the home screen of your mobile device to launch the site.

NOTE: eChalk is the host of our website.