Tenacity & Grit

SET High student in the middle of a high jump.

Tenacity & Grit

The School for Technology and Entrepreneurship (SET High) inspires students to rewrite the traditional idea of success and to lead a new generation of socially responsible trailblazers who will shape the way we work and live. 

At SET High, we know that our students learn best when they pursue a passion, whether it be for a particular subject, a cause, or an expression of their art. An individual’s passions are what fuel their ability to develop tenacity and grit; the key tenets that will carry them into leadership and create positive outcomes in their lives. 

A Foundation of Self Worth 

In order to embody tenacity and grit, students need to feel like they matter and their voices are valued. This foundation of self worth, the knowledge that everyone matters, is what we cultivate in our school community. Our teachers at SET High lead by example and make sure to demonstrate that working hard, not giving up, and meeting challenges head-on, are all skills that can be learned. As our students learn how to have tenacity and grit, they also learn that these are key traits that the movers and shakers of the world all share. 

We believe that every individual has the capacity to learn, and to make a positive, meaningful impact on society. Facing uncertainty and seeing it as an opportunity to persevere, giving back to others in order to make a difference in the community, and pursuing passions that help create a better world, are all keys to living a full life and thriving in our modern world.

SET High student in the middle of a high jump.

Growth and Mastery

At SET High, we teach our students that tenacity and grit are important qualities that once mastered, will carry them far and serve to accomplish their dreams. This is a key element of our vision for every SET graduate – to demonstrate growth and mastery in all of the following areas:

Social Responsibility

Effective Leadership

Tenacity and Grit

Uncertainty as Opportunity

Passion, Purpose, and Performance 

Everything in life is better and easier to accomplish with the right support. Our small-scale environment offers each student individual attention from teachers and a healthy camaraderie with classmates.

Student life at SET High provides the best public, free high school experience in the San Diego area. We believe in our students and support them to show up fully and thrive. 

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About SET High 

SET High offers each student individual attention from multi-talented, highly qualified teachers, a healthy camaraderie with classmates and an intellectually rigorous environment that brings out their talents and personality.  With a wide variety of electives, flexible scheduling, dual enrollment college classes and more — our students regularly exceed their academic and personal expectations. Enrolling now!