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achievements

California Distinguished School Award


Niche- 2nd Best Charter Elementary School in San Diego


Niche Ranked 27th Best Charter Elementary School in CA


Niche Ranked 8th Best Charter Middle School in CA


Niche Ranked 27th Best Charter High School in CA


National Charter School of the Year


Innovative Charter School Award


New American High School Award


Award for Excellence for School Design


California Charter School Association Most Engaged Community Award


US News and World Report Silver Recipient

Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Through innovation and excellence, our mission is to inspire and empower all learners to become responsible, critically thinking, compassionate global citizens who approach the world with curiosity, courage and resolve.


Expected School-wide Learning Outcomes

GPA is a school designed to provide choice and to meet the needs of a variety of learners, with curriculum that provides personal achievement and is challenging for students. The goal of GPA is to educate all members to strive to achieve the qualities of the Expected School-wide Learning Outcomes (“ESLOs”).  Defining GPA’s ESLOs is an on-going process, reviewed annually. In all levels of GPA grades--elementary, middle school and upper secondary grades--the goal of instruction is to promote student mastery of these ESLOs. The four ESLOs are incorporated into instruction in all subjects and are integral to school-wide assessments on an ongoing basis. This focus is evident in the school-wide writing rubric, in the ESLOs that are infused into subject area benchmarks, and in the performance tasks designed for the instructional units. Currently, GPA’s ESLOs are: self-directed learners, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible citizens.

1. Self-directed learners who:

  • Produce quality work
  • Organize and manage time efficiently
  • Learn and apply goal setting strategies that support educational and career goals
  • Assume responsibility and ownership for their life-long learning

2. Critical thinkers who:

  • Exhibit in-depth knowledge across disciplines
  • Synthesize multiple sources of information
  • Solve problems independently and collaboratively
  • Reflect on and analyze learning experience

3. Effective communicators who:

  • Demonstrate competency in reading, writing, speaking, and active listening.
  • Utilize technology to complement their knowledge
  • Express ideas and information confidently and creatively
  • Develop positive and contributing interpersonal skills

4. Responsible citizens who:

  • Demonstrate personal integrity and responsibility for decisions and actions
  • Recognize and understand current local and global issues
  • Develop respect for diverse cultures
  • Contribute as leaders within their community
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commitment

As a Charter School and community of stakeholders, we are committed to seeing the benefits and value of being innovative in our approaches and interactions for planning student learning for two decades. In recent years, we have seen our student achievement results compare to many of the top academically performing schools in the state.

We are committed to offering a quality education which is branded with innovative programs and an enduring commitment to the educational excellence for all students.

We are a professional team which embraces optimism and enthusiasm for what we do and how we do it. Our goal within a small, safe, nurturing environment is to prepare and equip future leaders to be positive and productive contributing citizens in a global community.