Stanley E. Foster

School of Engineering, Innovation and Design

Kearny High Educational Complex

School Mission

Students interested in building and designing can explore careers in construction, architecture and engineering at the Stanley E. Foster School of Engineering, Innovation & Design. The academy provides students with an opportunity to explore these fields through contextual, hands-on, rigorous curriculum that prepares students, upon graduation, for direct entry into colleges, apprenticeships or careers.


The Stanley E. Foster School Engineering, Innovation & Design includes several unique features:
  • Provide students an opportunity to learn in the context of engineering, architecture and construction careers Provide students hands-on course work that reinforces academic skills, builds technical skills, and allows the opportunity for attaining skills needed in the workforce, as determined by the Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS)
  • Provide a nurturing smaller learning community where teachers know students well
    Provide students with a progression of workplace learning experiences including tours, job shadowing and internships
  • Provide rigorous academic course work leading to the attainment of skills and competencies to pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), and meet college and/or apprenticeship entrance requirements
  • Provide students with a year of college course work while in high school
  • Involve students in real, authentic problem-solving activities where results are equal to those required for adults
  • Provide students with college level materials and outcomes
Our strategic goals include the following:
  • To increase the number of college-ready SDUSD high school graduates, particularly among low-income and minority population.
  • To improve students' post-secondary options, whether college, technical training or the world of work
Electives at the Stanley E. Foster Engineering, Innovation & Design may include:
  • General Construction
  • Architecture and Design
  • Engineering
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Computer Aided Drafting