IDEA Center High School

IDEA Center High School is a WASC Accredited school open to students in the Grossmont District, grades 9-12. We focus on college and career readiness through Project Based Learning (PBL). Characterised by small class sizes and an integrated curriculum infused with technology, students receive Chromebooks to take advantage of online resources, collaborate within learning communities, and develop real-world thinking skills.


Students will be supported, mentored, connected, and valued as individuals. Teachers are content experts who serve as mentors/advisors to each student and work to support their academic needs and personal growth.  Students in each grade level may participate in experiences like industry tours, and seminars. Juniors and Seniors have opportunities for job shadows and internships, that bring relevance to the school curriculum.  All stakeholders in the school commit to success for all students. With longer periods each day, teachers have time to further motivate students and help them build the confidence and skills needed for their academic and personal successes.

 IDEA Center HS students learn through collaboration with their peers to design projects throughout the year.  Students showcase their work at the end of each quarter through our Presentations of Learning (POL’s), as well as reflect on their educational journey. In most classes, participation in these oral presentations is mandatory, is graded, and may weigh heavily in student course assessments.