With 11 high schools (and a 12th coming to Alpine), the district covers 465 square miles and includes three charter…More schools (among them Helix Charter High School in La Mesa), one continuation high school and two alternative education sites. More than 20,000 students attend district schools.
Headquartered is in the Old Main building—the original home of Grossmont High School—the administrative offices adjoin the current Grossmont High School. The district calls itself the largest employer in East San Diego County. And, in recent years, more than 70 percent of its graduates have gone on to community colleges or a four-year college/university.
The district's Home Choice program makes it possible for parents to home-school their high-school-aged children. The district also has a coordinator for homeless and foster youth, as well as an adult school in El Cajon that is open to those 18 years old and older.
Homestead High School caters to students with disabilities who have special social and emotional needs. It is a…More small, tightly structured campus with a high staff to student ratio. The staff specializes in counseling, crisis management, working with the individual needs of students, and incentive-based behavior modification programs.
According to its website, Homestead "is committed to assisting students to develop the interpersonal and academic skills needed to be successful in school, the community and workplace."
Santana Adult Center is part of the Grossmont Union High School District's Adult Education School network, which is…More intended for adults age 18 and older. The classrooms are located in the student parking lot at the back of the Santana High School campus.
Class offerings include: aerobics, apprenticeships, art, jewelry, photography, auto body repair, block masonry, fitness, water exercise, gardening, needlecraft, quilting, parent education, Tai-Chi and more.
The mission of the Adult Education School is "to provide high-quality, affordable, lifelong educational opportunities and services for adults, addressing the educational needs of a diverse population in an era of rapid technological, economic and social change."