Point Loma High
Features at a glance
Foreign language instruction
Career technical education courses
Special Olympics program
AVID college preparedness school
Ecology and environment learning programs
School-based sports and athletics clubs
Parent involvement programs, including a parent center
Wellness programs and onsite wellness coordinator
Safe and inclusive anti-bullying leadership programs
Internships with local companies in STEAM fields
Dual college enrollment enabling students to earn college credits
Military JROTC school offering leadership development
Opportunities for internships and apprenticeships
Additional Visual and Performing Arts clubs, partnerships, and opportunities
Gifted and Talented Education
Point Loma is a peninsula community. Because of its proximity to the water the area has a sport fishing industry, yacht clubs, and numerous military establishments. Point Loma is known for its historic Cabrillo lighthouse, spectacular ocean views, and various recreational activities. Nearly 67,000 residents live on "the Point," with houses ranging from multi-million dollar estates to small, single-family beach bungalows. Within the area are ten elementary schools (seven public, three private), two middle schools, and one senior high school. The success of Point Loma High School is a credit to the entire community. Parents, staff, community members, and alumni dedicate much of their time and energy to support the school.
Point Loma is a four year comprehensive high school serving grades 9-12 with a wide range of courses, including fine academic programs, extensive elective offerings, and excellent extracurricular opportunities. Our ethnically diverse student population, of approximately 2000 students reside primarily from the Point Loma community. Point Loma has received a six-year accreditation in May 2015, by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Approximately 35 percent come from a variety of neighborhoods to participate in specialized programs, such as, the Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program (VEEP), the Choice Program, the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program or the Seminar Program.
We have over 100 fully credentialed faculty. Approximately 58 percent of our teachers have completed the equivalent of a master's degree or higher. We also have over 35 classified employees.
The compact campus is situated on 13.5 acres nestled in the Loma Portal section of Point Loma, an area of well-maintained homes and small businesses. The original school (dedicated in 1925) was first rebuilt in 1976, and a state of the art science facility was completed in 1994. Currently Point Loma High School is under a whole site modernization, which will feature a three-story, 38,000-square-foot building with a library/media center on the ground floor, 10 classrooms on the second floor, and 10 classrooms on the third floor. The building will provide an integrated assemblage of classrooms and academic support spaces, modernize an aging building, and help create an updated look and feel to the campus.
Clubs / Activities / Student Life.
Point Loma serves a wide variety of student interests. Over 40 clubs and organizations operate yearly to keep students active and involved. These include: Academic League, Amnesty International, Animal Rights, Asian Club, AVID, Associated Student Body, Band, Bowling Club, California Scholastic Federation, Car Club, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Drama, Film Club, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Educators of America, Gay/Straight Alliance, Interact Club, Journalism, Key Club, MEChA, New Horizon Club, Journey Club, Music Honor Society, NJROTC, Poetry Society, Rifle Team, SAVY, Science Club, Snowboard Club, Speech Team, Students Against Drunk Driving, Surf Club, Teens Against Prejudice, Thespians, UMOJA, Yearbook and Youth For A Better World.