Welcome to César E. Chávez High School!
During my seven years as an administrator, I have especially enjoyed being a part of the Alternative Education community. The Alternative Education programs in Santa Ana Unified School District consist of the following sites: Achievement Reinforcement Center, César E. Chávez High School, Community Day Intermediate/High School, Independent Studies Program, and Lorin Griset Academy. We enjoy a history of success that is the result of a collegial partnership among the school staff, parents, and community members who together provide wonderful opportunities and experiences for all students.
César E. Chávez High School, a part of our alternative education community, has approximately 325 students, 14 teachers, and 11 support staff members including a site assistant principal. We offer students the opportunity to complete their high school requirements in a personalized setting with individualized opportunities in a smaller learning environment. We nurture mutual respect and guide each student to respect themselves, adults, peers, and their community. We challenge every student to do their best, and be their best. Students soon discover that becoming a member of Alternative Education is as unique as they are.
Even though students enrolling in our Alternative Education programs face obstacles in their lives, we provide instructional opportunities to meet the needs of all students. César E. Chávez High School’s staff strives to offer an academically rigorous learning environment, to engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experiences, and to promote and encourage further exploration of new ideas. Parents, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play an important role in inciting our children to become active learners. It is our genuine desire to provide growing opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society. We pride ourselves in creating an individualized graduation plan for each student. This is designed to afford students the option of returning to their comprehensive high school or graduating from César E. Chávez High School, all the while preparing them to be ready for college and the world of work.
Principal of Alternative Education Programs
Cesar E. Chavez High
History of Name
Cesar E. Chavez High School is named for the Civil Rights pioneer, Cesar Chavez, who dedicated his life to ensuring that all people had the right to realize their fullest potential. His dream lives on in each of our students every day as their work hard to earn their high school diplomas and embark on the journey of their lives.
Date Built and/or Occupied
Our school mascot is the eagle.