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


Del Mar Student of the Week!


Nov. 2-6

Andrea Galdamez



Del Mar Student Board Rep.

Congratulations to the newly appointed Del Mar High School Student Board Representative,

Lizzeth Espinoza.

Lizzeth will serve along her Gabrielino counterpart as an active member of the Board of Education. The Board values student voices in their decision making process and LIzzeth will one of two students who speak for all of the students in the San Gabriel Unified School District.

Congrats Lizzeth, we are VERY proud of you!! 

Lizzeth and her mom Ms. Espinoza

Lizzeth with Superintendent Dr. Pappalardo after being sworn in.


Del Mar Students Visit Cabrillo Marine Museum.

On Tuesday Oct. 13, Del Mar students took and environmental science fieldtrip to Cabrillo.

Students participated in a lecture, classroom and fieldwork activities.

For more photos please see the "Cabrillo Trip" folder under the Photo Album tab at the top.


San Gabriel Rotary Club Donations

Once again San Gabriel Rotary Club has donated time and supplies. Through Mr. Richard and Mrs. Mary Valenzuela, the Rotary club has donated backpacks and school supplies to Del Mar students. We are very appreciative for the partnership we have with the San Gabriel Rotary Club and in particular the Valenzuela family for all that they do for our students and families!!

Mrs. Mary and Mr. Richard Valenzuela


Del Mar Participating in International Testing
Del Mar has been randomly chosen by the Program for International Assessment (PISA) to be one of the schools worldwide to take the PISA assessment on November 12. This assessment will assess students born between 6/1999 and 7/2000 in all countries with a common assessment in science. Our students scores will be combined with other the scores of other students in the United States and then will be compared to students scores around the world.  We are proud to be a representative for the United States.

Common Core Math Support

We have added a resource under the "Parent" tab that is a Powerpoint presentation by our District's Math Teacher on Special Assignment Mrs. Jennifer Vargas.

Please take some time to look through the presentation and use it as a resource to help your students with their math homework. 


San Gabriel Education Foundation

San Gabriel Education Foundation (SEF). On Tuesday October 13 we will be taking an all school fieldtrip to the Cabrillo Marine Museum courtesy of funding provided by SEF. Once again SEF has donated $1500.00 to Del Mar as a part of their commitment to give students in the San Gabriel Unified School District opportunities for cultural and environmental experiences they might not otherwise have. Thank you to SEF for all they do for our students. 


School Site Council

Please consider attending and joining or Del Mar School Site Council.  This is a body of students, parents, school site and community representatives who meet once a month to make decisions about the schools budget, direction and focus.  The meetings will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.The next meeting will be held on Wednesday October 14th.  This is a great opportunity to get involved in our school and we encourage you to participate.

Tuesday, December 8
Del mar football vs Century
Del Mar football vs Century
Friday, December 18
Del Mar Minimum Day Christmas Feast
Tuesday, January 12
Del Mar fieldtrip to Getty Museum

           Del Mar High School is a
          California Model Continuation
          High School

Del Mar High School
is fully WASC Accredited