A Messsage from the Principal

Over the past decade King-Chavez Academy of Excellence Corporation has grown from the original Academy of Excellence in Barrio Logan with 75 students into the King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools serving over 2,000 students in the Historic Barrio District and Downtown San Diego. We currently operate two state-funded preschools and six public charter schools ranging grades K-12. As public charter schools we are open to all who apply and are tuition free. King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools is focused on closing the achievement gap between urban students and their suburban counterparts, promoting social justice through educational reform, and developing local leaders.


The mission of King Chavez Community High School is to seek excellence in Academics, Arts and Athletics from the Foundation of Love. King Chavez Community High School is structured on a liberal arts college model. The student’s first two years of school consist mainly of core and required classes. During their junior and senior years, students have more control over their educational path, having the freedom to select courses that will help them with their goals in the future. Our High School is a dual-outcome (students receive both a vocational experience and meet the State of California A-G requirements of the California University System) high school. Our first class of seniors graduated in the 2012-2013 school year.


The vision of our High School is comprised of Five Pillars:

Pillar 1: Foundation of Love: We are a family, present in each moment with high expectations, demonstrating patience, kindness, consistency, accountability, and respect.

Pillar 2: Positive Relationships: Everyday we love, respect, and collaborate. We share and honor our stories.

Pillar 3: School Climate of Caring: King Chavez High school's climate of caring is based on the 3Rs: Respect, Responsibility & Relationships.

Pillar 4: Boosting Proficiency in Core Academics: We are a community of learners, boosting proficiency in literacy through high expectations and multiple strategies, such as SDAIE, AVID, and other methods.

Pillar 5: Data-Driven Culture: Student assessments will determine level of mastery to drive classroom instruction. Students have access to their individual data and use this information to direct self-learning.