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Santa Ana
Unified School District
Matthew Cruz, Principal
2128 South Cypress Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Phone: 714.430.5700
Fax: 714.430.5799

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     Cesar E. Chavez High School is a extraordinary place.  It is a high school that offers non-traditional options for the students of Santa Ana School District to take control over their academic paths to college and/or careers.  Classes fulfilling the A through G college requirements can be taken at accelerated rates; meaning that students are able to obtain a high school diploma and enter into a university or career earlier than what is possible at traditional high schools.  The dedicated teaching staff works diligently to structure classes so that Core Standards are accessible to students, and are student-centered.  What this means is that students at Cesar E. Chavez High School are delivered a rigorous meaningful education empowering them to achieve their unique plans of study.

     Students at Chavez High School will develop plans of study enabling them to plan, implement, and monitor their classes.  Their unique plans will be developed online through the California College Guidance Initiative.  After creating their own student profiles at, students will be able to track their own progress towards achieving their post-secondary (after high school) dreams.  Graduating with a diploma from Cesar E. Chavez High School means that students are prepared and ready for a successful college education and/or prosperous career.

     The academic footprint of Cesar E. Chavez High School is big in how it can support students who have a need to recover credits lost due to illness, family problems, or just poor personal choices.  It is also big in how it can support students who want an opportunity to participate in an accelerated academic program so that they can quickly move on to a college or career.  Although big in its academic offerings, the Chavez campus is intimate in scale with class sizes smaller than what you would find at a traditional high school.  This makes it possible for students to develop strong relationships with teachers and staff who actively care about them, helping them daily to make positive choices.

     Making students WHOLE is the daily work of Cesar E. Chavez High School.  We work with students to insure that they are Well.  We will help students discover their purpose in life so that they will be Happy.  We teach them how to be Organized so that they can work on a plan of study.  We insure that they Learn what is necessary to achieve academic success.  And we teach them the joy of being Excellent.

      Every student is an integral part of the success at Cesar E. Chavez High School.  And at Chavez High School, we prove that the WHOLE is greater than the sum of its parts.  The greatness at Cesar E. Chavez High School is making students WHOLE.  We invite you to be a part of its greatness.

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Matthew G. Cruz

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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.

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Our school mascot is the eagle.

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