The high school at San Pasqual Academy is a public, four-year high school, administered under the direction of Juvenile Court and Community Schools, San Diego County Office of Education. The Academy is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, thereby ensuring that all major colleges, universities, vocational training programs, and the military accept the diploma. All teachers are credentialed according to the requirements of the state, and have many years of experience working with high school students. The classes are small, with a student-teacher ratio of 15:1.
The curriculum is based on the California State Standards and the entrance requirements for the University of California and California State University. With a required 220 credits for graduation, students complete core requirements in English, mathematics, science, social science, arts/foreign language and physical education. Additionally, they must complete a prescribed number of elective credits and a senior project. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes are available, enhancing the students’ study skills to improve their learning and academic performance. UROK, a skills intervention program, is also offered to support the students’ reading, writing, and mathematic skills. Students with learning disabilities receive special education services through the Resource Specialist Program.
Integrating technology is a focus in all courses, as students have access to computers in every class, thereby using technological tools such as word processing, Microsoft PowerPoint, and the Internet. Vocational training is offered through the Regional Occupation Program (ROP) and the San Diego Workforce Partnership courses. Course offerings include computer applications, multi-media, video production, and business management.
San Pasqual Academy recognizes that a major part of adolescent development includes the extra- and co-curricular activities enjoyed by high school students. The Academy offers co-curricular activities such as yearbook, drama and Associated Student Body (ASB). The ASB plans activities similar to those found in any high school. A few examples are prom, student elections, school spirit days, and homecoming. School clubs are also present on campus with the Comedy Improv, Outdoor Outreach Program, and Interact Club topping the list as favorites. Additionally, San Pasqual Academy is a member of the San Diego California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Section, and participates in the Citrus League. The league is comprised of small high schools. The Academy competes in 8-man football, boys’ and girls’ basketball, softball, and girls’ volleyball.
Offering a rigorous academic program, combined with the experiences of a full extra-curricular program is the goal of the high school at San Pasqual Academy. Coming to the Academy will give every student an opportunity to excel academically, gain a high school diploma, and attain the social skills needed to be successful in their career and personal life.
Younger siblings, who are at least 12-years old and placed at San Pasqual Academy, attend school in the San Pasqual Union School District. These youth will attend the on-site high school program when they are promoted to ninth grade.
San Diego County Office of Education
San Pasqual Union School District