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Guajome Park Academy (GPA) is located in the northern region of San Diego County in Vista, California. Vista is approximately eight miles from the Pacific Ocean and has a population of approximately 103,346.  Guajome Park Academy (GPA) is a public, college-preparatory charter school of choice with 1,358 students.  Guajome Park Academy offers a Grade K-5 Primary School, Grade 6-8 Middle School, and a Grade 9-12 High School program, and is a designated International Baccalaureate (IB) school.

Since its inception in 1994, GPA has endeavored to establish and maintain a student body that is diverse in nature and generally reflective of the state of California and the sponsoring Vista Unified School District in terms of race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.  GPA opened its brand-new, state-of-the-art campus in 2004, and is located in proximity to both MiraCosta and Palomar Community College, as well as California State University, San Marcos. 

GPA is a school designed to meet the needs of a variety of learners, with a standards-based curriculum that includes three educational pathways for high school students: an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, an IB Career Pathway Program, and a College-Prep Program. Courses in all pathways meet California State University and University of California A-G college entrance requirements, which prepare all students for a higher education opportunity after GPA. GPA also partners with local community colleges to provide concurrent enrollment options. Our mission at Guajome Park Academy is to inspire and empower all learners to become responsible, critically-thinking, compassionate global citizens who approach the world with curiosity, courage and resolve.

School Organization

GPA is on a semester calendar with a 1-6 bell schedule. The average class size at GPA is 30 students. GPA assigns letter grades using a 4.0 system (pluses and minuses are not factored into grade point average calculations), with some IB courses receiving weighted value.  Letter grades are assigned as follows: A=90-100%; B=80-89%; C=70-79%; D=60-69%; F=59% and below. IB courses are available on an open enrollment basis for juniors and seniors. In order to enroll in an IB HL or HL2 course, students must have completed the corresponding IB SL or HL1 course. Class rank is calculated at each semester and is based on the academic, weighted 9-12 Grade Point Average. 

2022-2023 IB Courses
  • IB Biology SL and HL2

  • IB Physics HL1 and HL2

  • IB Math Applications and Interpretations SL

  • IB Math Analysis and Approaches HL1 and HL2

  • IB Language and Literature HL1 and HL2

  • IB Psychology SL

  • IB German IV SL and V HL2

  • IB Spanish IV SL and V HL2

  • IB History of Americas HL1 and HL2

  • IB Theater Arts SL and HL2

  • IB Personal and Professional Skills 1 and 2

  • IB Theory of Knowledge 1 and 2

  • IB Sports Exercise Health Science SL

IB courses are weighted by one point and are designated on transcripts with a "+".  

Guidance Department

Counselors: Alaina Krystek, Daniel Whittaker, Jodi Richardson

Counseling Assistants: Lupe Diaz, Mayra Estevez

Registrar: Stacy Maiden

School Leadership

Superintendent: Kevin Humphrey

Administrator of Curriculum & Learning Support: Judd Thompson

Administrator of Student Intervention & Support: Michael Sterner

Administrator of School Climate & Culture: Katy Perkins

Administrator of Guajome Park Primary Academy: Lindsay Arias

Director of Business Services: Jill Chang

Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits

  • History/Social Science (30)
  • English (40)
  • Mathematics (30)
  • Science (30)
  • Foreign Language (20)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (10)
  • College Preparatory Elective (10)
  • Physical Education (10)
  • Electives (40)  

Total   220     (10 credits = 1 year)

Class of 2022 Post High School Plans
124 Graduates
Percentage Category
27% 4-yr College
56% 2-yr College
7% Technical/Trade School
6% Work
1% Military
3% Other

 

Guajome Graduates

Recent graduates of Guajome Park Academy have been accepted to, have attended, or are currently attending the following institutions, as well as others that may not be included on the link below: