Current News

HERE is the new 2017-2018 Bell Schedule. Monday-Thursday are the same as this year, but Friday as been altered. We have also added a specific Minimum Day schedule into our year.

June 5, 6, 7 are all FRIDAY SCHEDULE DAYS! All classes start at 9am and end at 2pm.

IDEA Center Showcase – Student Exhibition of Learning – June 5 – 5-7pm. We hope you can come and share in the growth of our students! If you are thinking of coming to IDEA in the fall of 2017, please come by and check us out!

HERE is the letter with CAP AND GOWN, GRADUATION REHEARSAL and GRADUATION information for seniors.

  • Cap & Gown Distribution begins Friday, May 26, 2017 Caps and gowns can be purchased in the front office for $20.00 (cash only).
  • Graduation rehearsal will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. (MANDATORY!)
  • Graduate Check-in is Thursday, June 8th at 8:00am.
  • Graduation Ceremony begins promptly at 9:00am.

Here is a link to our ASB announcements including prom and spirit week information.

Check out the GUHSD Art Show from May 5th-7th at Grossmont Center! Click HERE for more information.

Please see the following information from our Superintendent on our current school district budget.

Parents – please use this link to take the California School Parent Survey. We appreciate your time and effort in completing this survey for your student and our school!

Applications are available for fall 2017.

Come and visit us during our spring OPEN HOUSE May 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm.

Here are the deadlines to apply to IDEA Center:

Regular Application: May 10

Lottery: May 15


Late Application: August 1

Space permitting/Lottery: August 4th


Please fill out the online application HERE!

HERE is an updated list of scholarship opportunities for you.

HERE is a link for parents and students to log into the Infinite Campus portal. You can access current grades, attendance and transcripts from this site. If you need technical help, please call our help line at 619-956-4357.

Here is our 2016-2017 bell schedule and a list of days off for the school year. The days off are also on the website calendar as well.

Check out our GUHSD Food Services website! It has information about the food served to our students.

Please visit our ASB page to see upcoming school events!

We are officially a WASC accredited school. Go Mavericks!

This is a link to our new website for pictures from our various activities at IDEA!


IDEA Center High School

1600 N. Cuyamaca Street El Cajon, CA 92020

619-956-IDEA (4332)