About Clairemont High School
For more than half a century, our school has been the heart of Clairemont. Clairemont High opened its door in 1960 in a community just five miles north of downtown and two miles from the Pacific Ocean. Our neighborhood has grown and diversified into a great mix of many ethnic and cultural heritages, but the focus remains on providing the best possible education for our students to prepare them to be future leaders.
Clairemont is a comprehensive 9-12 high school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The majority of our educators have advanced degrees. And our students consistently rank high academically and athletically, with our more than 10 interscholastic teams.
Our student diversity goes beyond ethnicity and culture; we educate one of the largest special education populations in the district. We have some 300 special-needs students here, nearly 20 percent of our student body. Students come to us from all over the district because of the strength and inclusiveness of our programs.
To all students, CHS provides a safe, collaborative environment where each student develops skills to read with comprehension, to write clearly and to compute accurately. Students will be able to think critically, reason and solve problems as contributing members of our global society.
For students wanting greater academic challenges we offer personalization through dual-credit courses taught by instructors from Mesa College, in addition to honors and advanced placement classes that offer high school students college credit.
Available student experiences include: performing arts, fine arts, music, athletics, vocational education, student government, AVID, elective support classes, technology courses and clubs.
Our student parents and guardians are active members of our Governance Council, School Site Council, PTSA Parent-Teacher Student Association, Clairemont High School Foundation, the Circle of Friends and athletic booster clubs.
Awards and special achievements we’ve received include: Junior Achievement Titan
Competition winners, AOBT students, First Place CHEER Competition and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) student internship at Mercedes Benz.