Welcome to San Pasqual Academy
San Pasqual Academy is a residential high school campus for San Diego County foster youth. 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 accedited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, thereby ensuring that all major colleges, universities, vocational training programs, and the military accept our graduate diploma. The classes are usually small, with a student teacher ratio of 20:1, and the school also has a full time in-school counselor. 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.
The school models itself after a traditional high school and provides the students with similar experiences. The school calendar is based on semesters with a summer school session for credit recovery. San Pasqual Academy recognizes that a major part of adolescent development includes the extra- and co-curricular activities enjoyed by high school students. To accomplish this, the Academy offers co-curricular activities such as yearbook and Associated Student Body (ASB), and extra-curriculars such as pep rallies, spirit weeks, and homecoming and prom. Additionally, San Pasqual Academy is a member of the San Diego California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Section. We offer two sports each season-- football and girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, and girls softball and track & field.
Technology has a major presence on the campus. The classrooms are equipped with projection systems and/or SmartBoards and 4-6 desktop computers. Teachers have access to two laptop carts and a computer lab. The teachers also have blogs to post assignments and resource links to assist students in their classes.
The campus is in the beginning stages of implementing the Building Effective Schools Together (BEST) program. The focus is on building school wide positive behavior support which becomes the culture of the school.
San Pasqual Academy, on average, graduates 20 students per year. These students then go on to two- or four-year colleges, vocational training schools, or work.
JCCS Mission Statement
As members of the Juvenile Court and Community Schools we are committed to high expectations, social justice, and equality for all students. We value diversity and strive to eradicate institutionalized racism and discrimination in all forms. Our priority is to eliminate the achievement gap between students of color and white students. We accomplish this through the delivery of culturally and linguistically responsible standards-driven instruction, courageous and advocacy oriented leadership, and relevant professional development. All JCCS community members stand personally committed and professionally accountable for the achievement of this mission.