From the Principal

Welcome to Del Mar High School, "Where Second Chances Happen". We are excited to provide an alternative educational opportunity for the students of the San Gabriel Unified School District.

For those you unfamiliar with our school, here are a few things you may not know.

Del Mar is fully accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and we received a six year term of accreditation. Last year we were recognized by the State of California as a Model Continuation High School. Our school services 80 to 100 students per year who are in need of an alternative academic placement. Over 95% of our students are here voluntarily and will graduate on time with their senior class.

At Del Mar High School we have many activities and opportunities for our students. They are able to join our Peer Helping and youth outreach program that teaches our students how to be effective peer mediators and who also work with students at Jefferson MS. The ASB and Yearbook programs give students an opportunity to create school activities; from Movie/Game Nights to our Thanksgiving Feast and barbeques. Students with a competitive nature can be involved with our athletic teams that compete against other continuation schools in the San Gabriel Valley Continuation League (SGVCL). Students can compete on an academic level as well on our History Day team. We are the only Continuation School that has sent students to the California State Finals in this program and yearly our students do very well against traditional high schools. In addition to our Movie/Game Nights, pizza lunches and Ice Cream Fridays, our students are able to attend the Prom and Grad Night.

Del Mar is a family school where students, parents and the community are highly valued and our students, while overcoming many barriers, succeed daily. We are small but mighty and we invite you to come and see our school any time you like.

Student and Staff Recognition


Student Of The Week

May 18 - 22

Duke Kuresa

San Gabriel Unified School District Bullying Survey For Parents.

Bullying Survey for Parents

English:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NVL37VG

Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PXJMKR3  

Chinese: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DLV77PQ


The San Gabriel Unified School District is conducting an anonymous and voluntary parent survey on bullying at school this year. The results of this survey will help our district address bullying issues; educate students, staff and parents; and promote an environment of safety, respect and belonging for all students.


The survey will be available online May 26th – June 4th  at the links listed above.  A paper copy of this survey is available in all school offices and at the district office if you would prefer not to take the survey online.



Del Mar Graduate, Private Komei Yamahata was able to visit school on his  way to Fort Hood, Texas where he will serve in the 1st Calvary.

We are very proud of Komei and all of our Del Mar Family members who have chosen to serve their country. 

Thank you for your service Komei. We are very proud of you!

Del Mar High Students at Prom 2015

L-R  FR  Sabrina Chen, Yesenia Hernandez, Isley Trejo, Ruoci Tovar

MR Victor Aleman, Jose Lopez Ramos, Jesus Lopez Ramos, Meika Quan

BR Nathan Sigala, Amber Kuresa, Mr. Sellers, Manny Salas

Del Mar Partnership with San Gabriel Rotary Club

Students at Del Mar have been working with San Gabriel Rotary member Mr. Richard Valenzuela for the last 8 weeks in a business planning workshop. Mr. Valenzuela has been instructing students on how to construct a small business. Students were placed into teams and each team researched and developed their own business model. The teams then presented their models to a panel of judges from the Rotary and Del Mar staff. Each team was given feedback on their business and presentation and the panel said whether or not they would fund their business.  Thank You to the Rotarians who participated in this valuable workshop for students. And especially to Mr. Valenzuela who donated his time each of the 8 weeks to work with our students! 

Richard Valenzuela

Rotarian Judging Panel L-R

Mr. Manuel Pastor, Mr. Steven Hull, Ms. Julie Sorenson, Del Mar teacher Mrs. Kady Kloster

Del Mar students Team Members L-R

Sarah Kwok, Emmanuel Castellan, Victor Aleman, Rene Mendoza, Christian Ramirez Cuevas, Duke Kuresa, Ebony Esparza, Yesenia Hernandez, Mr. Valenzuela, Alex Hiep.

Representing the winning team for a Grocery Delivery Model, Yesenia Hernandez

Del Mar Student Desarie Piceno with her club dance group at the Gabrielino Renaissance Assembly.

Del Mar is Awarded Second Consecutive

"California Model Continuation School" Award

On March 18th, Del Mar was awarded California Model Continuation High School status for the 2015/16 - 2017/18 school years. This is the second consecutive Model School award for our staff, students and families. Model School status is the highest honor a continuation school can receive. The Governing Board honored Del Mar at the April 28th meeting with a Special Recognition. The Board presented a certificate to Del Mar student Board Representative Rouci Tovar, pictured below.  Del Mar is proud to be one of 29 school schools recognized among the 480 Continuation High schools in the state. Congratulations to the Staff, Students and Families of Del Mar.  Go Dolphins!


L-R  Mr. Sellers, Student Board Rep Rouci Tover, Board Member Cristina Alvarado, Board Member Jon Eccelston, Board President Ken Tcheng, Board Clerk Andrew Ammon, Superintendent Dr. David Yoshihara, Board Vice President Dr. Gary Scott

The Awesome Del Mar Family who came for the Presentation!

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today the designation of 29 Model Continuation High Schools.  These schools are being recognized for providing innovative programs and comprehensive services to students who may have otherwise been at risk of not graduating.

"These outstanding schools provide teaching approaches that better serve their students and give them every chance to flourish," Torlakson said. "Our goal is to ensure that every student receives a high-quality education and, upon graduation, that every student has a plan for the future and the skills necessary to succeed."  

Continuation high schools meet the needs of students aged 16 years or older who lack sufficient school credits to graduate. The minimum attendance is 15 hours per week or 180 minutes daily. Students benefit from the supplemental programs and services, such as independent study courses, career counseling, job placement, apprenticeships, and concurrent enrollment in community college.

More than 62,000 students attended the California's 480 continuation high schools in the 2013–14 school year.

The Model Continuation High School Recognition Program is a partnership between the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA). A benefit of this joint effort is the establishment of a resource list of quality programs. Schools on this list can serve as models for other continuation schools.  

The selected schools, which retain their title for three years, will be recognized at the 2015 CCEA State Conference held in May in San Francisco.  

Mr.Sellers accepting the Model School award from Ms.Jaycee Raglin from the State Department of Education


L-R Hector Ucelo, Christian Ramirez, Ricardo Chichil, Angel Costanza, Evangelina Navarro, Ben Gonzalez, Yesenia Hernandez, Emmanuel Cuevas, Neiry Guevara, Carlso Hinojosa, Ashley Aguilar, Victor Aleman, Giselle Cardenas, Mrs. Rosental, Mrs. Kloster, Mrs. Swanson (Official)

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day Hoilday No School
Thursday, May 28
Del Mar Last Day for Senior Work to be turned in.
Mon, Jun 1 - Thu, Jun 4
Del Mar Minimum Day 8:00 - 11:30
Monday, June 1
Del Mar Mandatoy Graduation Practice 3:00 at GHS
Del Mar Senior Luncheon 12:00

Today, 5/24/2015
High: 72 Low: 56
Partly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/25/2015
High: 73 Low: 57
Partly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.

           Del Mar High School is a
          California Model Continuation
          High School

Del Mar High School
is fully WASC Accredited