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School and Community

Guajome Park Academy (GPA) is located in the northern region of San Diego County in Vista, California. Vista is approximately eight miles from the Pacific Ocean and has a population of approximately 101,000.  Guajome Park Academy (GPA) is a public, college-preparatory charter school of choice with 1,396 students.  Guajome Park Academy offers a Grade K-5 Primary School, Grade 6-8 Middle School, and a Grade 9-12 High School program, and is a designated International Baccalaureate (IB) school.

Since its inception in 1994, GPA has endeavored to establish and maintain a student body that is diverse in nature and generally reflective of the state of California and the sponsoring Vista Unified School District in terms of race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.  GPA opened its brand-new, state of the art campus in 2004, and is located in proximity to both MiraCosta and Palomar Community       College, as well as California State University, San Marcos.  

GPA is a school designed to meet the needs of a variety of learners, with a standards-based curriculum that includes three educational pathways for high school students: an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, an IB Career Pathway Program, and a College-Prep Program. Courses in all pathways meet California State University and University of California A-G college entrance requirements, which prepare all students for a higher education opportunity after GPA. GPA also partners with local community colleges to provide concurrent enrollment options. Our mission at Guajome Park Academy is to inspire and empower all learners to become responsible, critically-thinking, compassionate global citizens who approach the world with curiosity, courage and resolve. 

School Organization

GPA is on a semester calendar with a 1-6 bell schedule. The average class size at GPA is 30 students. GPA assigns letter grades using a 4.0 system (pluses and minuses are not factored into grade point average calculations), with some IB and AP courses receiving weighted value.  Letter grades are assigned as follows: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-79%; D=60-69%; F=59% and below.  GPA students have the option of enrolling in online AP courses (maximum of two-year-long online courses per student), which are designated on the transcript as (OL).  IB and AP courses are available on an open-enrollment basis for Juniors and Seniors. In order to enroll in an IB HL or HL2 course, students must have completed the corresponding IB SL or HL1 course. Class rank is calculated at each semester and is based on the academic, weighted 9-12 Grade Point Average. 

2019-2020 IB Courses
  • IB Biology SL and HL IB Film SL
  • IB Physics HL 1 and 2 IB Film HL
  • IB English HL 1 and 2 IB Psychology SL
  • IB Language and Literature HL1
  • IB Literature HL2
  • IB German IV and V
  • IB Spanish IV and V 
  • IB History of Americas HL 1 and 2
  • IB Math Analysis and Approaches HL 1 
  • IB Math Applications and Interpretations HL1
  • IB Math SL2 (Calculus)
  • IB Math Studies SL
  • IB Theater Arts SL
  • IB Theory of Knowledge 1 and 2
  • IB Design Technology SL
  • IB Personal and Professional Skills
  • IB Sports Exercise Health Science SL
  • IB and AP courses are weighted by one point and are designated on transcripts with a +.  
AP Courses
  • AP Calculus A/B
  • AP English Language (OL)
  • AP English Literature (OL)
  • AP Government (OL)
  • AP Microeconomics (OL)
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Psychology (OL)
  • AP Statistics (OL)
  • AP US History (OL)
Guidance Department

Counselors: Alaina Krystek, Daniel Whittaker, Jodi Richardson

Counseling Assistant: Kay Preston

Registrar: Stacy Maiden

School Leadership

Superintendent: Kevin Humphrey

Administrator of Curriculum & Learning Support: Judd Thompson

Administrator of Guajome Park Primary Academy: Lindsay Arias

Director of Business Services: Kellen Slack

Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits

  • History/Social Science (30)
  • English (40)
  • Mathematics (30)
  • Science (30)
  • Foreign Language (20)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (10)
  • College Preparatory Elective (10)
  • Physical Education (10)
  • Electives (40)  

Total   220     (10 credits = 1 year)

Class of 2019 Post High School Plans
105 Graduates
Percentage Category
23% 4-yr College
64% 2-yr College
3% Technical/Trade School
5% Work
3% Military
2% Other

 

Guajome Graduates

Recent graduates of Guajome Park Academy have been accepted to, have attended, or are currently attending the following institutions, as well as others that may not be included on the link below: