Top 10 Reasons to Attend SET High

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend SET High

The School for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SET High) is a WASC-accredited, tuition-free public charter high school in San Diego. Our 12:1 student to teacher ratio, rich array of electives and hands-on learning make SET High a personal, safe, and empowering experience for every student. Here are our top 10 reasons to attend SET High:

SET Students Thrive Both Personally and Academically

1. Flexible Schedules
At SET High, flexible scheduling is the norm. Our students and parents choose from a rich array of electives to create a unique course schedule. We balance each student’s passions with standards-based requirements. 

2. Dual Enrollment with Mesa College
Our flexible scheduling carries over to our honors courses and dual enrollment with Mesa College. Every student has access to curated, quality instruction and deeper dives. Dual enrollment = free college tuition! 

3. Innovative Elective Classes
We believe passion drives learning and discovery – as well as engaging curriculum.  Our teachers choose one of their passions and turn it into a class of teachable moments…AKA an elective. 

Popular electives like Debunking Disney and History: Conspiracy and Propagandas showcase the creative thinking of our teachers as they continue to inspire our 9th-12th graders to explore new ideas. The experience, enthusiasm and expertise of our highly-qualified and multi-talented teachers sparks new passions and ignites big ideas in our students. 

4. Close Community
We firmly believe high school doesn’t have to be stressful. Our SET High students love their teachers AND love to learn. We foster deeper senses of self as our students of all skills and talents learn together. SET offers amazing opportunities for our high school students to become innovative, creative, compassionate leaders. 

5. Leadership Skills
Critical thinking and risk taking abound here; but success isn’t just academic. It’s also personal. Meeting challenges head-on, persevering when it’s tough, testing leadership skills… these are the ways our SET High students show their grit and growth

SET High track team, coach and school principal in San Diego smile for a team photo

Students at SET High Learn to Lead By Example

6. Students Pursue their Passions
Helping our students find and cultivate their individual passions and interests creates a strong foundation for the future. Our unique SET High student-led Passion Projects not only challenge our students to follow their curiosity and create something new, they also fuel each student’s love for learning.

7. California Distinguished High School
We are one of only four California Distinguished High Schools in San Diego county. We’re enabling the next generation of makers, business leaders and innovators, big thinkers and big dream chasers. 

8. Athletics Programs
SET High is a proud member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), which promotes high school athletics throughout the state. SET students play basketball, volleyball, track & field, cross country, and golf. SET also has a variety of clubs including bowling, rocketry, robotics, military meetup, mock trial, ASB, yearbook, and Newsday Tuesday to enhance the student experience.

9. Highly-Qualified and Multi-Talented Teachers
Foundational to SET High’s student success is our energetic and talented faculty and staff. We focus on building strong relationships with each student as an individual and creating a safe, productive learning environment for all. Combining this with a campus culture of inclusion and compassion we view our role not only to educate students to achieve academic excellence, but to also help them find and develop into their best selves – academically and as engaged, empathetic, curious global citizens.

10. Year-Round Enrollment
We want SET High to be a great fit for your student. We enroll and accept students any time of year and offer tours and shadow days to enable students and parents to see our close-knit, small high public high school with their own eyes. 

We offer full transparency and no hard sell. We deeply believe in SET as a fantastic place to learn and grow, safely and imaginatively. 

Reaching Full Potential

At SET High, our flexible approach to high school gives our students independence to pursue an education that is meaningful and personal. We help our students realize their dreams and meaningful access to the next life step.  Our students are prepared for college and career – for greatness beyond their life at SET. Whether they choose a highly competitive university, a technical training, or a college for the visual and performing arts, our students receive our full and unending support to maximize their potential. Find out more, today! We’re enrolling. 

About SET High 

SET High offers each student individual attention from multi-talented, highly qualified  teachers. Students build a healthy camaraderie with classmates inside an intellectually rigorous environment that brings out their talents and personality, helping them develop their individual character and direction in life. 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!