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2000 North Santa Fe Avenue
Vista, CA 92083

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September 15, 2014
This is our second year at Guajome. My son just started 6th grade and really enjoys the middle school setting. My daughter started 5th grade coming from private school and loves her classmates and Mrs. MacVarish. Overall we are very satisfied. They do need a grass area for the kids to play on. Most areas are concrete.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
This is our third year at Guajome and we are very happy here. My daughter has found good friends and most teachers are wonderful! They have no tolerance for bullying. The academics are wonderful here and they even have an IB-Program now. The school has been expanded to K-12, with elementary (K-5) wearing school uniform.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
The previous review perfectly encapsulates the horrific student-to-student interactions that take place at Guajome Park Academy. Guajome is the stereotypical "clique" high school, on par with The Breakfast Club, only with less integration. Popular students at GPA understand the world on a purely impersonal and selfish level, taking only their feelings and actions into account without caring for the feelings of others. The outcasts do not deserved to be treated this way. I have been at Guajome Park Academy for five grades, 6-10 and am currently in my sophomore year. Between sixth and seventh grade I was severely bullied for my less-than-gregarious personality. After bursting out of my shell and attempting to make friends, I found myself still rejected for my above-average intelligence and loving, caring attitude I exhibited for everyone I met, regardless of their personality. I went ignored and I found myself friendless. No matter how hard I tried to get their attention, they constantly ignored me or ridicule me if I attempt to initiate a conversation. No one should have to go through something like that. Everyone is entitled to a chance at friendship: at Guajome, you won't get it.

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2014
This school is, honestly, one of the worst schools out there. The kids are so mean and they categorize you into different groups just by the way you dress or the way you look or what music you listen to. SOME of the teachers are good. BUT, a lot of the teachers assign way too much homework/projects at one time. I find myself, on a regular basis, doing homework at 1:00am or later. Then, I do not get enough sleep to stay awake during class the next day. I also get bullied a lot. Both verbally and physically. I find myself under great stress and depression by going to this school. Do NOT send your children to this school. It will only make life difficult for them.

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2013
My daughter is always a straight "A" student but for a new teacher to give her an "F" due to a one day late homework which she wasn't able to submit because she was pulled out early for a dental reason and was requested to be excused in unacceptable. Her test and other homeworks are perfectly fine. They even sent a letter for conference if the student is not doing well but then the teacher crossed out the option "does not need conference". For all I know if you gave a student an "F" would you at least call and talk to the parents about it? We emailed the teacher but never responded. They blame the system, well fix it. We were told that teachers are not going to remind students about their homework and are responsible in looking at the parent/student portal. Well guess what the parent/portal doesn't seem to be updated coz it shows my daughter is missing some homework even though she doesn't. She is new to the school and I'm not happy on what's going on.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2012
This is the first year for my kids at Guajome and so far so good! We absolutely love how the class sizes are much smaller in ratio than a regular union school. I am simply amazed how organized the staff is, and I feel SO MUCH better dropping off our children to a school that doesn't have police cars in front everyday or security yelling at the kids. Its school not jail! The staff is always unbelievably welcoming to parents and students, that makes a world of a difference when the staff actually likes their job and environment this reflects onto the students. One of the major issues that we had with the previous school was the teachers either did not update the homework website or never returned emails or calls. I have emailed three teachers from Guajome this year in the morning and they all got back to me that same day within a few hours. Guajome is a K-12 school and does not provide bussing but I must say whoever created the traffic plan is a genius! It amazes me how fast I get in and get out of the school, with that many students going there.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
I've been going to GPA and it is amazing! I'm in 6th grade and the charter experience is awesome. They have a large area of performing arts and they have approximately 1,500 students from grades 6-12 (the profile is a typo, it's 6-12, not 4-12). Instead of science or history/social studies, they have humanities and technology. There is math/algebra, English, and then either Spanish or German in the same period of Physical Education. The teachers are nice but they do demand you to follow the rules. Detention is not as common as other schools, but that's because they keep everyone in such a straight and orderly fashion. They take control and this school is just...beyond exceptional. The campus is very large, with two stories. My friend since first or second grade is a dancer and is very pleased with their performing arts section. My friend since last grade is very mathematically talented and is proud to be challenged. Luckily, or fortunately, whichever you prefer, they don't slow down for just one student, they keep everyone at a certain pace. They only have one elective choice for each grade, but it doesn't matter, because the teachers know how to teach you quickly and well.

- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2011
This is my daughter's second year at GPA, now a 7th grader. She loves going to middle school here. Enjoys her classes, teachers, and fellow students.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2011
I'm an alumnus to this school and I can honestly say I don't wish to have gone to any other school. This school is everything one looks for. All students know each other due to the small population relative to other schools. Those that say this school doesn't prepare you for anything in life, they are completely wrong. The resources are available to those that want to utilize them. Obviously if they decide they don't want to learn then they won't learn. They have IB and AP available; that really shapes up a student for college and are good to take. Everything is available and the teachers are great; most of them are, at least. This school definitely, not only meets, but exceeds the level at which neighboring schools are at. The staff truly care about the students and that is a heart-warming aspect. Of course, though, students need to take advantage of these opportunities.

- submitted by a community member
April 15, 2011
Terrible teachers, terrible leaning environment. This WILL NOT prepare you/your child for college/ the real world. Academics are extremely lackluster and so are sports. Honestly just go somewhere else. The middle school portion is good but the high school portion is not. If you are a student and attend GPA be prepare to not have a real high school experience. Just stop by the campus and ask some of the students that have been going there for a while about the school. And if you want a good laugh ask seniors how good of a teacher Ms.Fallman is. Honestly half the teachers shouldn't be teaching. Half the time in class i find that we are doing absolutely nothing. If you missed a month of school you could probably get caught back up within a few days. There is THAT little going on in the classroom.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2011
This school is in disarray. If you need day care, this is the place for you. If you want your children safe and educated, do not come to this school. The teachers allow chaos in the classrom and the superintendent wants it that way. I feel sorry for the teachers, although there are only one or two are can actually teach.They are proud that the expulsion and suspensions are "down" but that is only because the teachers do not enforce the rules. Do not come to this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2010
Guajome has low test scores, weak in math, and who really needs German unless you are just keeping someone gainfully employed. Duh, this is California, you need more Spanish. Anway, when you have to cut arts and music that would cost 6 to 10 thousand dollars a year while the top three administrators earn over $600,000.00 a year, which is 10 percent of these clowns' income, people need to get a clue. I bet Guajome will be shut down within a year or two. MLK is still the best. I wouldn't send my dog to Guajome.

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2010
GPA is dropping most of its AP classes, not giving any honors classes and decreasing graduation requirement as well as decreasing classes per day but increasing students per classs [35+]!. Adding administrators but firing teachers...Students and parents used to be involved now its encouraged to 'leave it to the adminisration' . When asking questions about change the ceo [is the principal] states ' ...we have a waiting list' GPA used to be A+++ now it is scary at best.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Guajome is such a diverse school with great teachers and a real world attitude to the children's education. One of the best schools around.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
My student loves GPA and so do I. She loves the drama dept., her German class, and that she can take a higher leval math course. As a parent I love that as a student she has the opporunity to be exposed to a lot of different disciplines. I love the teachers and the over-all school environment. The economy and budget cuts are impacting all schools. I sincerely hope that GPA can retain what makes it special with all of the changes for the next school year.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2010
I have a 7th Grader currently attending GPA and I've never seen him more focused in his education. He shows true intrest in the subjects being taught and the teach to standard not the test approach has really worked for him. My son is retaining the information and expresses it very well. The teachers and staff are great and are always on hand to assist in any matter. Go GPA.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2009
An excellent education. Your kid won't get lost in the crowd!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2009
GPAC is diverse in so many ways as to create an absolutely excellent learning environment for the kids. The teachers are always willing to go the extra mile to help the kids to perform to their abilities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
I love this school. its so great that it goes from 6th grade to graduate. the best charter school around.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
The children seem to love the academic and staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Love the staff, teachers and students....both middle and high school

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2009
the teachers are the best i've been with and i actually learn things unlike my elementary school.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 02, 2009
The teachers are absolutely awesome and so invested in the kids. My sons grades and attitude about school have dramatically improved since he began attending GPA.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
I love that the school is smaller and that students get to know each other very well! I also love that the school is 6-12!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
The kids' learning experiences are more personalized, plus the teachers are great!!! My son is really into technology, which GPA really nurtures. Another bonus is the school is grades 6-12.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
This school has a unique way of preparing students for today's business world.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
This school really teaches kids to be responsible citizens and global thinkers!! Go Guajome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Guajome Park Academy has great teachers who are commited to challenging students to be creative, to learn new things, to apply what they have learned, and understand that they can have a positive impact on their community.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
Guajome Park Academy has superior, kind, caring, professional teachers. The teacher is everything when you rate a child's school experience; great teacher = great class = great learning and experience. With 3 kids there for the last 5 years... we couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
Creative, hard-working, enthusiastic teachers. Motivated, independent students. A great campus and unique curriculum. Love it!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Organized, well taught, personal touch, community oriented, high standards

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2009
My son had trouble adjusting from a traditional school to more of a college-prep environment. His schedule changed 6 times in one day, which was tough enough and on top of starting fresh in a new school district. He didn't last 3 days. However, I was very impressed with concern showed by the teachers toward my son's 'challenges' and I hope when my son graduates middle school this year that he'll give Guajome another chance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2009
This year I think the school needs to be a little more family and child centered. My grandchildren are in 6th grade and 11th grade. My 6th grader complianes about not being able to eat his lunch and having 6th graders through food at him. He has always been a top student with no behavior issues. I see him unhappy. My 11th grader says they are so strict about getting to school on time--she complains about the food and long lines. I am complaining about the ineffective drop off & pick up system. last week I thought I was getting the childeren to school on time--and I waited 25 minutes to drop of the kids. There are solutions that could be implimented. I am thinking of moving the children.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 13, 2009
I am a parent with an 8th grader who has attended Guajome Park Academy since 6th grade. I personally feel that this school is wonderful. The teachers are easy to make contact with and will either phone you or email with in the day if you have questions. This school is for the self-motivated child. If your child does not have motivation don't send them here. The staff is friendly and truly concerned about the students and their progress. My child will go onto High School here because they offer a IB PROGRAM, that I feel is excellent for those wanting to go onto college. Students homework is posted on line so you can check to see if they have any. In high school they do have more Sports Teams for the kids to get involved with as in Middle School. But I feel that is the same with all of Vistas Schools. We love the school!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2009
I am currently ending my 3rd year of middle school at GPA and I have to say that GPA could either be a really really good school for you child or the exact opposite, it just depends on your kid. Sports and extra cir. are poor, it is not a regular high school experince. It does not prepare you for collage because you don't need to study, there are not many tests... it's and easy A. however if you child needs more individual attention, small clase's, and lots of help on work, then this is the school for you.

- submitted by a student
January 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2009
I love attending this school, It's and IB school and, were really project based here. I like the way this school teahces compared to other highschools.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2008
This is a very exceptional school, and I believe that children who attend this school will go very far in life.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2008
I think this is a excellent school i see lots of progrees in my soon's.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2008
It doesn't feel like a real school. I don't know why or if that is a good thing or a bad thing. The grading is really weird and they use too many abbreviations that only native GPAtian speakers would understand. The kids aren't very friendly, besides the stoners. I hate the block schedule, projects and presentations. With the exception of a few teachers, I don't like it.

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 28, 2008
We are returning for my daughter's second year at GPA. We couldn't be happier. Teachers are great and very accessible. We are very happy with the structure of teaching. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2008
I think Guajome is good, but they have too much projects. I think they should lower down on the projects a little bit. This school is more like a private school than a public charter school.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2008
After several years of teaching in a traditional public school, I came to Guajome looking for a more authentic learning environment. We do not teach to the test. We teach the standards as they apply to real life situations. We teach our students how to be lifelong learners.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
January 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2008
My children love this school! They come home with a smile in there face!I like it to.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 02, 2007
Unorganized, and although there are lots of good teachers, the administration is unsatisfactory.

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2007
The klasses are too long and they have really horrible lunches....Some of the teachers are really greate and others just the opposite

- submitted by a staff
November 08, 2007
hello, im a student here and i think this is a good school for all students that attend here

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2007
Hello... I am a former student of this school, and I have to say that, this school, while it may be good in some areas, in my opinion, for the most part, this school was not a pleasing experience, save for a few teachers. the Schools programs them selves are good enough, however, there are areas apparently left lacking. The parents rarely get a word in edge wise, as far as I have seen. My rather unconventional experience at this school has left some things out of my experience, however, I will say this. If you want to send your child/teen to this school, do so. The best part of this school, for me at least, was the students. I recommend it for the child's social and educational growth, but some of the teachers and higher staff are not the best choices, but hey, I'm just 'a young and inexperienced person...'

- submitted by a former student
September 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2007
I think it is a wonderful school. It has many friendly people and it really gets you prepared for university or any college. It is a project base school and it helps you to speak well in front of a group of 15-20 people. My son graduated last year and he learned so many things there that he was never able to learn at any other high school. I love that school.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
We are very please with GPA. My children attended a private school, we have found that the IB program at Guajome is exceptional! The teachers are very interested in the students and want to make sure they are learning!The programs in Technology, Dram, Music etc are wonderful. This school has something for everyone. They offer AP courses as well as the IB program to all students. The parent involvement is exceptional. The Students also have to do a minimum of 30 hrs of service per year. GPA believes in giving back to the community. This is all part of the IB philosphy. Parents that put down Guajome really are not involved in the school, they want the school to parent and that is not what GPA is all about. GPA promotes learning and thinking. If you want Rote learning for your child this is not the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
We are extremely happy with Guajome. The level of work my children do, far exceeds anything they did at their old school. I suspect that many of the more negative reviews come from parents who are confused about the IB program. My STRONG advice would be for parents to educate themselves on the IB program and the grading system. It is not confusing if you have the interest to learn. If you have an above average child that needs academic challenges, then look into the IB program and this school. If your child is an average student who needs e.c. activities, sports, and society, go to a traditional school and leave our school to the people who place a higher importance on education. This is an IB school of choice!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
My son graduated last year. The school works for most students that attend it. A lot of great programs and teachers. It's a young school so there's been turnover and change. Small school environment with good results for us.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2007
My student attended Guajome Park Academy for 6 years and graduated recently. He received the essentials necessary to succeed in a University. The small environment is far better than other public schools in the area. The teachers and staff and caring individuals trying to make a difference. Good parents involvement. I would recommend.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2007
I cannot say enough how disappointed I am with this school. For all the talk - they have failed on all fronts. Teachers rarely respond to email and phone calls. The focus is on the behavior handbook - not on the education of the kids. And forget about trying to understand the grading system.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2006
Guajome Park Academy enables students to feel as if they belong to a small learning community that fosters international as well as local understanding of the world. Students develop amazing connections with their community through community service and business partnerships. In addition, they have the opportunity to travel the world, which supplenments what they are learning in the classroom. Students may also elect to enroll in a variety of IB courses. Furthermore, parents are actively involved in their child's education due to the fact that community service is a requirement of parents and students.

- submitted by a staff
November 13, 2006
GPA has been a great school for both my boys. My oldest has had a job at the GPA since 9th grade, he is now a Junior. He is involved in running all 3 student led businesses. My 7th grader has attended since 6th grade. He is doing well here. I previously pulled him out of public school, because he was not learning. I am thrilled with the progress he has made at GPA. He is an A,B student and his state testing scores are high. He was not at grade level when he began middle school. GPA was a godsend for him. I am looking forward to many years here with my children.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2006
I have one child at Guajome and one child that has graduated, and I can't praise the school highly enough. The teachers and staff are awesome, and the curriculum at the IB level is challenging. My children have thrived at Guajome, and I wouldn't consider sending them anywhere else. They are happy and confident and have gained so much from attending a smaller school. The teachers and staff know the students and are there to offer support constantly. Guajome is a great school, and should be given the praise and recognition it deserves.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2006
My son graduated from GPA last year and I have another son in 9th grade. I believe my sons are and have obtained the best education possible at GPA. They both have played sports at GPA. There were enough availability of sports to satisfy our needs. We are an extremely involved parents at GPA. We appreciate the fact that our sons have grown into well adjusted individuals that are able to think beyond a textbook. The teachers at GPA are great. GPA grows stronger every year.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2006
I researched all the existing middle and high schools in Vista. I found GPA to be by far superior. I wanted small classroom size. I wanted teachers to put a name to my kids instead of a number. I wanted to be able to communicate with teachers and staff. The staff is easily accessable. I like the fact that they don't focus on sports. We have added more extracurricluar activities and sports as we have grown. We have come along way and we continue to improve more every year. My son has been able to explore his interest in Business and Leadership. We have three student run businesses. I don't know where else he could have gotten the knowledge and experience. We had family owned businesses and this is the first time that I've seen my son take an interest in it.

- submitted by a teacher
September 30, 2006
So far the school is a real disappointment. Our son went here several years ago and it was much more flexible, progressive, and effective. Now a lot of political correctness, poor technology, inexperienced teachers, and very little inflexibile. The teachers don't seem to have much leadership. Anything is better than some of the poor schools in north county - but at this point I would put Guajome in D+ territory. A shame.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2006
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June 05, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 31, 2006
The quality of academic programs seems similar to every other middle school. There is very little focus on extracurricular activities. High level of parent involvement due to the charter.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
My only regret about this school is it's transformation from a small community based school, into an average highschool. It used to be tight-knit and family-like but now the only thing seperating it from other district schools is that even the seniors are monitored by noon-duties, and that juniors and seniors must have a full day because the school wants to make max profit. The ceo has transformed the small, project based guajome into a normal, textbook school. It used to be magical, but now is only mundane.

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2006
Guajome park is a charter school --- it's charter is 'project-based learning'. Students are supposed to learn state mandated courses by working on projects, in teams or independently. This works well for some kids, but not for mine. The school has much liberty on how the charter objectives are achieved, guajome park misses the fundamentals. I give a grade of c-minus.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
This school is suffering from an entire lack of leadership because of the current CEO. If the school replaced its CEO, it could be the best school in the city.

- submitted by a teacher
March 10, 2006
My son went to Guajome for 6th grade and a couple of weeks in 7th. We were looking forward to a great run with this school but, it seems that when the principal left just before my son started school so did the great ideas and teachers. The classrooms are more crowded and it seems that a lot of the seasoned teachers are leaving. The direction of the school has changed and with it the motivation of the students. Many are falling behind. My son was a Gate student when we enrolled and by the half of the 1st year he was dreading school crying through homework and begging for home school. He was not alone.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
There is a major lack of communication and consistancy at the school. High turnover of teachers. They have lost their vision of the charter -- students are not challenged now as they were in the early years. As a parent who has been at Guajome for six years, it is sad to see it go downhill especially after the new construction and the potential to be a phenominal school. At present it is a pen and paper pushing school like any other high school. The school does not use the community for learning experiences and partnerships --a major goal of the original charter.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
After 3 years of MS here we continue to be disappointed by it's leadership. We were promised small classes, a house system, great technology including access to homework assignments on line, & more sports, activities, etc. As the years pass we get less and less. Now we have all new teachers who never even respond to parent emails, & too many middle school kids per class. Math & English test scores are dropping every year. Can't wait till we leave next year for a real HS. VHS may be bigger but at least it offers more.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
This is a great school The teachers are on top of all the childrens work The parents have to be very involved I love how they have to have community Service It really gets them to appreciate more

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2006
This school has grown into a beautiful facility.

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December 17, 2005
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October 28, 2005
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October 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2005
They have excellent language arts pograms.

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September 01, 2005
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August 19, 2005
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August 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
As a graduate from GPA, I have found that my high school eduation was very different from what I've heard from other High Schools. The teachers and environment were friendly, which aided in my graduating with a high GPA. With this, I got into a fantastic college and am now on my way to becoming part of the 'real world', which is experience in itself. GPA's moral has certainly lowered in the past year, however the teachers and staff have been doing the best that they can to make sure all their students are happy with their education.

- submitted by a staff
June 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
Great school to learn a language early. Math program is rather weak. Nice brand new campus, but not a very good drop off or pick up system. Parents are very involved, due to the 30 hours to help out policy. Small classes and kids seem to be able to form better friendships, by being with the same students every year.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
IB is amazing, we have a great program, great teachers, but administration is not focusing on bettering guajome tradition, but rather changing guajome and eliminating tradition and its teachers. If we kept our traditions and teachers and got rid of the flawed admin. we'd be much better off.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
Guajome Park Academy has an organizational set-up that allows for canstant input from all levels of participation. Decisions about all kinds of things may often take longer but they get the job done with what truly amounts to full inclusion.

- submitted by a staff
no rating May 06, 2005
Yes, well, we are now in...we made the enrollement. I am very impressed with the organization for signing up our child. We hope to receive as much greatness from the school that they say they are all about. The first meeting was a little unprepared. Not many of our questions got answered, but we have a few more months before the new school year begins. I am sure all will work smoothly.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
this school does not have enough extra-curr. activites. the teacher and parent involvement in not very good. I was constantly having to talk to the teachers about certain things, when they should have talked to me first. my child definitely didn't benefit from this school at all.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2005
I myself have graduated from Guajome and i have to say that it was awesome i the teachers are wonderful and so is the staff. The classes are a nice size and the teachers are always willing to help they offer unique classes to fit everyones interests.

- submitted by a former student
February 23, 2005
Not a competitive school, but offers more of a nurturing kind of environment. Expectations are low and therefore achievement levels are low. If you are looking for a 'relaxed' high school experience, this is the place to be.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2004
This school teaches kids to think outside the box, the kids learn to respect each other and their differences. The teachers are great and enjoy teaching these young people. A positive attitude is everywhere and my kid loves this school, my other is looking forward to going too! The new building will be excellent and boost the education learning for everyone. If you have a chance to get your child into this school go for it, there are no drones walking around like in public school. These active kids have and develop talent and see the awards that not only they earn but the awards the teachers earn. Any school that has teachers recognized by NASA, has kids return to let them know how much more they were prepared for college because of this school will see it is the place to give your children a huge gift.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
My son graduated with the class of '03. The school has wonderful potential and wonderful teachers. It provides a small school atmosphere, where the teachers really get to know the students and the students get to know their teachers and they get to know their classmates as well. It is the perfect enviroment for challenging a child who can work independently, who can think beyond the popular social norms that permiate public high school, and does not need to be prodded all the time. It provided a safe enviroment where my son could thrive and develope close friendships with some of his classmates while still maintaining his own individualness, and persue his education without the same social pressures of fitting in to the average mold. This school is not for every child. My daughter would not have thrived in this environment. She is currently in public high school where she is much happier. Adminstratively, though, the school needs some serious overhauling. Communications to the parents and amoung the students is poor. I hope when the school moves into it's new building it improves its adminstration, doesn't loose the qualities that made it a great enviroment for my son, and continues with it's academic excellence!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2003
Our 14 year old daughter is thriving at Guajome. With wonderful teachers and great new friends, she's enjoying school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
GPA strives to meet the individual need of each student... teachers care deeply about the kids, and are advocates of education for education's sake, not test scores. Students are encouraged to develop accountability in all areas, including personal relationships, and -- unusual in these times -- are made to feel comfortable discussing controversial issues like faith, politics, sex, drugs and family structures. Kids leave here loving learning, loving their world -- not just churned out as acheivement clones with good test scores. On rare occasion the school is administratively a little off-task (the odd form gets lost, etc.) but beyond... wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
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Guajome Park Academy Charter
2000 North Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA  92083
(760) 631-8500
Last modified Guajome Park Academy Charter is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Guajome Park Academy Charter Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 103 reviews. Top