Palomar’s nationally renowned, award winning Navy Internship Program is recognized as one of the best School To Career programs in the country. Palomar students work at the San Diego Naval Station in shops and offices and gain valuable real world work experience under the guidance of US Navy sailors. The program also partners with two Sweetwater District elementary schools, Harborside Elementary and Loma Verde Elementary, for students who are interested in a career in education. Students who choose to work with the elementary schools have the opportunity to work in pre-K through 6th grade classrooms with teachers, as well as support staff. All students have the opportunity to earn up to five elective credits, or four credits and all 30 of the required hours of community service for graduation upon completion of the program, effectively moving up their graduation date by six months.
Thomas Phillips Jr.