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Specialized Programs

Specialized Programs
The Sweetwater Union High School District proudly offers the following specialized programs.

Mobile Device Agreement

Parent / Guardian / Student Mobile Device Agreement

technology support

Student Technology Support

Device and Password Support

Student Device Repair Procedure

Lockdown Browser Install On Personal Devices

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Internet Access
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About our Schools

About our schools

About our district

About our Schools

District-level Parent Involvement

State and Federal Programs is responsible for holding Sweetwater District-level parent advisory group meetings.  The District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) for SUHSD provides input and feedback on programs and services for Title I schools as well as engaging in input and feedback on the district Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Each site elects/designates parents to serve on the DPAC.  The DPAC meets monthly in the district parent center located at 466 Moss St. Chula Vista, CA 91911.

SUHSD serves over 9300 English Learners. Our District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)  parent group meets monthly in the district parent center to advise the local governing board on programs and services for English Learners. The DELAC assists in developing and providing input in establishing district programs and goals for English Learners. Each school with an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) elects representatives to serve on the DELAC.  The DELAC provides regular updates to the board regarding the needs of English Learners.

After School Programs (AS)

District middle schools receive local, state and federal funding for before- and after-school activities. Instruction beyond the school day is key to pulling students up to grade level and helping them meet academic standards. In addition, community-based organizations such as the YMCA provide enrichment/recreational activities that range from weight training and dance to leadership development and computer skill-building.

Click here for more information about our Before and After School Programs.

Block schedule (BL)

Extended class periods on alternate days, i.e. periods 1,3,5 one day, 2,4,6 the next.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB course curriculum covers subjects traditionally taught at universities. IB students take extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity, action and service courses. IB courses are offered at Bonita Vista High and Castle Park High.

Twenty-First Century High Schools (21)

Before and after school programs are funded by the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. The seven Sweetwater District high school sites include: Castle Park High, Chula Vista High, Mar Vista High, Montgomery High, San Ysidro High, Southwest High and Sweetwater High.

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  • Adult Schools
  • Atypical Schools

Alternative Learning

Options Secondary School (OSS)

Options Secondary School is a warm and inviting school that offers students and families looking for a personal approach to education, one that could only be found in a smaller school setting.  Options is small, yet provides many of the opportunities students normally experience at a traditional school setting.  Most traditional schools are so large students can get lost.

Options students excel in and out of the classroom.  The school provides academic rigor with A-G curriculum for students grades 7-12.  Students are provided iPads to incorporate technology into student learning as required with Common Core.  7th grader students participate in the annual Compact For Success college visit at San Diego State University. Students are eligible for admission to SDSU via the COMPACT agreement.

Options provides a wide variety of club and school activities such as: ASB (Associated Student Body), fundraising, social clubs, dances, Senior Prom, Senior Disneyland Grad Night, Yearbook Club, Baile Folklorico Dance and Guitar classes, as well as ROP Engineering and Retail Sales courses.

Learning Center

The Sweetwater District offers the opportunity to fulfill high school graduation requirements at Learning Centers located on campuses across the district.  Offering traditional classroom settings, independent study or accelerated instruction helps the Sweetwater District meet the diverse educational needs of its students.

Learning Center students work independently on course packets, than meet with instructors once or twice  weekly to review progress and course work.  Learning Center education can help students who have failed to meet course requirements get back on track to join traditional school environments or meet graduation requirements early.

Learning Center instruction is available at:

  • Chula Vista High Learning Center
  • San Ysidro High Learning Center
  • Sweetwater High Learning Center

For more information on alternative education programs, call 619-585-7800.

Nutrition Services

The Nutrition Services Department strives to provide nutritious, appealing food and quality service to each school site. Lunch service is provided to all district schools. Breakfast and after-school supper service are available at most sites.

Meals are available at a reduced or no cost to students who qualify. Applications for free or reduced-price meals are available online and at the school cafeteria or by contacting Nutrition Services at 619-691-5510.

School to Career

The Sweetwater District is a leader in developing innovative programs that keep youth interested and connected to school. Its School-to-Career educational pathways offer academic rigor and real-world experiences that prepare district students for success in post secondary education and industry.

The district offers pathways in the following Industry Sectors – Arts, Media, and Entertainment, Building and Construction Trades, Business and Finance, Engineering and Architecture, Health Science and Medical Technology, Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation, Manufacturing and Product Development, Marketing Sales and Service, Public Services and Transportation.

We plan to expand and build programs in Energy, Environment and Utilities, Information and Communication Technology and Advanced Manufacturing.  In total, 17 career technical education programs are available to meet student needs and interests.

Students in specialized curriculum programs benefit from a host of community collaborations. Internships, externships, mentorships and professionally guided site visits highlight the opportunities district students enjoy through the various career pathways.

Hands-on experience and challenging academic requirements motivate students to fulfill their full potential.

For information on School-to-Career curriculum, call 619-796-7225.

Student Services

The Department of Student Support Services is available to assist parents/guardians with intra-district and inter-district transfers.  In addition, the department processes joint resident, caregiver, and other residency documents.

Other areas of responsibilities include student welfare and attendance, truancy intervention, student health services, and community resource centers.

Student Support Services offers a range of services to ensure students reach their fullest potential. For additional information, call 619-691-5564.

Transportation Services

The Transportation Services Department provides more than 4,000 daily rides for students across South San Diego County. Only students with district-approved passes, transportation as a related service in their IEP, or as support through the Foster/Homeless Youth program, may ride buses in the Sweetwater District.

The Transportation Services Department also provides support to over 5,000 school related trips during the school year.