Why Enroll in a Charter School in San Diego?

The School for Entrepreneurship & Technology building. SET High is a tuition-free, public charter school for grades 9-12 in San Diego, CA.

Why Enroll in a Charter School in San Diego?

Feeling overwhelmed with your school of choice? You’re not alone. While looking into private, public and charter schools, you’re probably considering a spreadsheet full of criteria, including: curriculum, campus culture, transportation, tuition, student:teacher ratio, college credits, and after school programs. That’s a lot! If you are new to charter schools, allow us this opportunity to demystify the charter school choice and welcome you to our tuition-free personalized education for 9th-12th grade students in San Diego at the School for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SET High).

What is a Charter School? 

A charter school is a publicly funded, independently operated public school. Unlike traditional public schools, charter schools are typically established by a team of educators and parents who identify a need in the community and create a new school to address it. Think of it like experiencing the benefits of private school without the price tag. SET High is a charter school that was founded by Dr. Neil McCurdy with the goal of providing a free, flexible, and personalized high school education. SET synthesizes two of his passions – entrepreneurship and technology – and delivers to the students of San Diego these skill sets and mindsets that are essential to finding success in the 21st century economy. At SET High, students come first, teachers help them discover and develop into their best selves as engaged, empathetic, and curious global citizens.

How Charter Schools Stand Out

Charter schools prioritize the unique requirements of each student, often providing personalized academic programs or distinctive features. These schools are a thriving source of innovation and imagination as they offer students the freedom to chart their own path to success. Charter schools attract highly qualified teachers who are enticed by the opportunity to teach with greater creativity and less restriction or alongside colleagues who share their passion and vision.

SET High creates opportunities that bigger schools can’t offer high school students: 

  • 12:1 Student to teacher ratio
  • 1 of 4 California Distinguished Schools
  • Personalized learning
  • Service-based learning
  • Teacher-created electives like All Things Tolkien or Crafting Creations  
  • Passion Projects
  • Flexible modified 4×4 block schedule
  • Dual enrollment with Mesa College
  • Inclusive clique-free campus community
  • Year -round enrollment

SET High’s highly-qualified, multi-talented teachers, many with Masters degrees and PhDs, serve as the foundation to our student success. We build strong relationships with each student and go above and beyond educating students to achieve excellence. We balance each student’s academic passions with standards-based requirements.

How Do I Enroll in a Charter School? 

Enrolling at our tuition-free charter school is easy. Visit our Enroll Now webpage and click or tap “Click Here for the Enrollment Form” in yellow. Complete the Pre-Enrollment form and hit “Save”. A friendly staff member will contact you within 24 hours during the school week to review the necessary paperwork for enrollment. After all the necessary paperwork and transcripts are submitted and approved, you’ll be officially enrolled! No red tape, no drama, and no tuition. 

Feeling more confident now? If you’re still unsure, we offer Shadow Days to help students feel “The SET Way.” We’re certain you will get what we mean when we say “passion fuels learning.” Are you ready for your personalized learning journey at a San Diego charter school for grades 9 -12? We look forward to getting to know you and helping you build your bright future. Enroll today

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!