Eagles Nest
Granite Hills has proudly educated students in San Diego’s East County for 60 years. Former Eagles have shaped this community and continue to give back as builders, business leaders, doctors, fire fighters, police officers, teachers and elected officials. Granite Hills’ strong history of excellence has been formally recognized by the California Department of Education.
In 2013, Granite Hills was named A CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL. We were one of only 19 schools in the county to receive this prestigious honor. Our exceptional academic program prepares students for college and for the workplace. We offer Advanced Placement, Honors and College Preparatory classes. Additionally, Granite Hills is the only school in the Grossmont Union High School District that offers the rigorous International Baccalaureate program. Both the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs give our students an opportunity to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.
We offer unique, exemplary career-technical education classes. Students at Granite Hills choose courses in the following industry sectors: Health & Medical Science, Criminal Justice, Education & Child Development, Culinary Arts, Sports Medicine, and, Arts Media & Entertainment. Granite students compete in culinary competitions. They intern at local hospitals and clinics. Our students build the sets for our theatre productions. They make films and produce the Granite Hills News Network - a daily video newscast. Our students diagnose and treat injured student-athletes. They visit courtrooms and correctional facilities. Each of our CTE programs offers opportunities for hands-on, real world education.
Granite Hills is proud to offer 26 CIF-sanctioned sports, including both Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse. Granite has a storied history of athletes competing at the collegiate and professional levels. Indeed, our Athletic Hall of Fame reads like a who’s who in high school, collegiate and professional sports.
Thanks to the passage of Propositions H & U, our students learn in state-of-the-art classrooms. We have opened state-ofthe-art science and CTE facilities which house a culinary center and television studio. A new Health and Medical Pathway building was also a part of this project. The GHHS Aquatics Center features a 50-meter pool next to new tennis and multipurpose courts. Our stadium has a synthetic turf field and all-weather track. The campus boasts a park-like quad area and plenty of green grass and mature trees. 
Our school community works together to cultivate a positive climate where every student feels valued. Granite Hills teachers and staff are committed to building positive relationships with our students and our GHHS families. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment where students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of leadership and extracurricular opportunities. All of these programs have helped to create our strong Eagle family. We greatly appreciate the support from our community.