Afro American Woman San Diego HeadshotsPerfect timing to read this important blog especially if you need your high school diploma! Hurry, SiaTech schools starts October 1st! I was fortunate to meet the Oceanside staff at this amazing school for 16-24 year old students who wish to complete their high school education. The marketing staff was friendly, efficient, upbeat, welcoming, knowledgeable and very considerate of my time while I photographed their peers. One gentleman even gave up his office so we use this wonderful colored wall for a backdrop instead of the usual white, gray or black!

The School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech) is an accredited public charter high school that offers students a unique learning experience. Through partnership with the federal Job Corps program, SIATech provides students the opportunity to complete their high school studies in a motivating, challenging, and technology-rich environment.

SIATech is very unique because students learn at their own pace, receive individual attention, have smaller class sizes, and a computer for every student! In addition, they learn AutoCAD, Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Publisher and more! The program is even designed for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) eligible and boasts over 30,000 graduates since 1998.

Most of the students enrolled at SIATech schools have dropped out of the traditional public school system without completing their high school diploma. SIATech is committed to helping these “At-Promise” students experience success and regain their academic confidence. Through small classes, SIATech provides individual attention to students, helping students rediscover their potential, learn how to learn, and graduate from high school. Many SIATech graduates obtain the skills they need for advanced training and move on to post-secondary education or directly into careers with opportunities for advancement.

In California there are three schools: Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and Oceanside. For more information contact SIATech at