About Us

Maximizing student achievement is the number one priority at Palomar High School. Our rigorous and relevant curriculum is based on the California academic content standards and supports our Expected Learning Results. Schoolwide targets include improved actual attendance, mastery attainment of CAHSEE skills, and increased numbers of students returning to their home schools or graduating from Palomar.

Palomar High School has been the only continuation high school for the Sweetwater Union High School District for more than 27 years. Palomar High School is fully accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been recognized a Model Continuation High School by the state of California for three consecutive five year terms.

Palomar is located in the City of Chula Vista, a diverse and rapidly growing city located between San Diego and the U.S./ Mexico border. Palomar High School educated a culturally and ethnically diverse population.

A Model Continuation High School

Palomar High School prides itself in being a small learning community with dedicated, caring certificated and classified staff. Palomar’s highly qualified teachers average over 14 years of service at Palomar.

The average class size is approximately 17 students, compared to a district average of 29.5. There is one computer for every three students on campus, and all 23 classrooms have internet access.

School is run on a two-session system, with flexible scheduling available to support student learning in special circumstances as determined by school administration, attendance supervisor and counselors working in concert. Students are scheduled into classes according to graduation requirements based on their personalized educational programs. Students requiring additional support in core subject areas are offered a variety od courses including CAHSEE preparation and math support.

There are no traditional extracurricular activities at Palomar High School. However, Palomar provides numerous and varied opportunities for students to develop socially and academically.