About Mark Twain High School
We provide a unique opportunity to students whose educational needs have not been met at a traditional comprehensive high school.As a continuation high school, we offer students smaller class sizes, individualized programs, intensive guidance services, and a safe atmosphere that allow our student to graduate with a high school diploma or re-enter their local comprehensive school.
Our goal is that all Mark Twain students access the full range of options available to them upon graduation, including attending college or pursuing careers.The high school's curricular emphasis has both a solid foundation in the depth and breadth of California State Standards, while maintaining particular attention to the various learning styles and needs represented by all students.
All subjects required for graduation are offered at Mark Twain High
.Classroom teachers often use strategies to help learners who have struggled in other settings. Hands-on lessons and activities are used to help demonstrate concepts, and project-based learning is used to connect specific learning outcomes to real-world applications. In addition to core classes, Mark Twain High has expanded its elective offerings in recent years. Currently, visual art is offered at all three campuses, and Main Twain offers a music class.At Twain Main and Twain Morse, Regional Occupational Program (ROP) classes in computer-based technologies are offered, with web-page design, GIS, computer graphics, and technology repair.
Mark Twain High School functions as one school:Its Main campus is located in Linda Vista; a satellite, Mesa Twain, located on the Mira Mesa High School campus; another satellite, Twain Morse, located on the Morse High School campus; and its independent student program, SOAR (Scholastic Opportunities using Alternative Resources), meeting students at Twain sites and various libraries throughout the city.
The staff and students are all part of the regular Mark Twain program, and every effort is made to maintain a positive school environment where students, staff, and members of the community show respect and concern for each other.