e3 Civic High School

e3 Scholars @ UC Riverside

Service with the American Heart Association

Cheese making & kale chips

Cheese making & kale chips

e3 at the Heart Walk

American Heart Association Heart Walk '16

CEO Celebrating the 2016 Prom King & Queen

Freshman Class experience the Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles

Cheese making & kale chips

e3 Sustainable Urban Agriculture at SMARTs Farm

Cast of the Kaiser Sex Education Presentation "What Goes Around" 

Mastering the Concepts of Physics through the eyes of a Super Hero

e3 Scholar Volunteering on Civic Service Day 

Class of 2016 College Signing Day Ceremony

e3 Nutrition Lab

Dr. Griffith invited by Congresswoman Susan Davis to attend the National Summit on Teacher Diversity

Cheese making & kale chips

2016 Graduation at the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University

e3 Named as one of the top 41 Most Innovative K-12 Schools in America, CNN Money, October, 2015

Surveying the University of California, Riverside

SD Police Foundation Luncheon

e3 Garden to Table

Increasing Women in STEAM fields

Marketcreek Plaza Community Showcase Wall

Cheese making & kale chips

Cheese making & kale chips

MESA -Mathematics, Engineering & Science Achievement via SDSU

e3 with US Secretary of Education, Dr. King at the National Summit on Teacher Diversity

California Coast supports excellence at e3

e3 Civic High Commencement Ceremony Class of 2016

Members of the Class of 2017 have been accepted to the following universities... Alabama A&M University   Academy of Art University   Azusa Pacific University   Cal Poly Pomona   Colorado State University - Pueblo   CSU - Channel Islands   CSU Dominguez Hills   CSU East Bay   CSU Long Beach   CSU North Ridge   CSU San Marcos   CSU Stanislaus   Grambling State University   Hawaii Pacific University   Hult International Business School - London, England   Humboldt State University   Iowa State University   Kansas State University   Lincoln University   New School of Architecture and Design   Northern Arizona University   Our Lady of the Lake College   Pacific Union College   Penn State University   Philander Smith College   St. Louis College of Pharmacy   Saint Martens University   San Diego State University SDSU   Weber's Honors College   San Francisco State University   San Jose State University   University of Maryland   University of Minnesota   University of Nebraska   Lincoln University of New Mexico   University of Oregon   University of Portland   Walla Walla University

From the Desk of the Executive Director

Welcome to e³ Civic High!  It is our aim to offer a world-class educational program that we believe will prepare our students to excel in a 21st Century Global environment. It is our goal to create innovators, problem-solvers, and effective communicators who will become engaged in the business of making our city, our state, our nation, and our world a better place. We join with the educators who are passionate about making our students "future-ready" for success in the field for which they choose to pursue.

We invite you to join us in our revolution of the phenomenal as we create a model for public education in a world-class, nine-story public library!  


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San Diego State University IDEA LAB - Zahn Innovation Platform

e3 staff participated in DT training collaboratively developed by e3 and SDSU IDEA Lab in the 2016-2017 school year, and e3 scholars produced amazing Design Thinking projects Our staff also uses DT to evolve our practices.

Contact Dr. Cheryl James-Ward, Chief of Academic Innovation, if you'd like to learn more about Design Thinking.

Summer Reading & Math Assignment Opportunities for All Scholars

Attention ALL scholars!!! As a reminder, you have been given the important opportunity of reading and demonstrating your understanding of one or more novels over the summer. Please be sure to follow the instructions described in the attached PDF guide that corresponds to your new grade level for 2017-18. For those enrolled in AP Literature, please email Mrs. Heath for details about your assignment (aheath@e3civichigh.com). For 9th graders, don't miss out on the fun math videos posted to the bottom of your PDF!!!

Enjoy the enrichment and challenge opportunities! All assignments will be due on the first day of school.

Senator Toni Atkins comments about e3 Civic High

In an announcement about support of e3 programming, Senator Toni Atkins of the 39th District said: "They are an extraordinary institution with a tall mission to serve students who daily face challenges, yet are driven to succeed." e3 Civic High is pleased to have the support of such an amazing public servant like Senator Toni Atkins.

About Toni Atkins:
Elected to the State Senate in 2016 after serving as Speaker of the California State Assembly, Senator Toni G. Atkins represents the 39th Senate District, which includes the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach.

Prior to state elective office, Senator Atkins worked as director of clinic services at Womancare Health Center and later as a member of the San Diego City Council.

Under her leadership, the Assembly Democrats championed the state's first Earned Income Tax Credit, which benefits nearly 1.5 million Californians and lifts 50,000 people out of poverty and 50,000 others out of deep poverty. She also provided budget funding to help provide more affordable housing, one of the state's biggest crises and the issue that is closest to her heart.

As Speaker, she helped stop the University of California from imposing a 27 percent tuition increase on students; was a leader in negotiating a $7.5-billion water bond that provides clean, safe drinking water and makes improvements to the state's water system; has helped ensure California's financial stability through a Rainy Day Fund; aided in finding a solution to the chronic underfunding of the State Teachers Retirement System; and has led the passage of two on-time, balanced budgets.

Toni Atkins is a coalition builder who believes that sound government policies can impact people's lives in positive ways. During her tenure as Speaker, funding for higher education in California reached its highest-ever level. In addition to being a leading voice for affordable housing, she is a powerful advocate for women, the LGBT community and a champion for veterans, individuals, and families experiencing homelessness.

While Speaker, Toni Atkins passed legislation that helps small businesses, preserves dignity for transgender individuals, protects wildlife, assists victims of domestic violence, protects our environment, ensures coastal access, and strengthens family justice centers, among other accomplishments.

Senator Atkins was born in Virginia and earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Emory & Henry College and completed the senior executive program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She lives in the South Park/Golden Hill community of San Diego with her spouse Jennifer LeSar and their dogs, Haley and Joey.

Competency Based Summer School

In order to continue the mission to create College Competitive scholars, Monday, June 19 marked the beginning of the e3 Competency Based Summer School. Scholars who have earned grades at D or below in a mandatory content course were required to attend the Summer Session.


On Sunday, e3 Civic High graduated its first inaugural class of the school, the Class of 2017. These scholars were the first cohort to graduate having attending the first four years of the school. We joined with 1,737 attendees who cheered on this amazing class of scholars.

We were honored to have Senator Toni Atkins, representing Senate District 39 as our Guest Speaker. She inspired each of us as she shared her life's mission to support the fight for immigration rights; environmental issues and climate change; access to health care; affordable, quality housing; living wage equality; reproductive rights; racial equality; LGBT equality; marriage equality; living wage equality; small business support; job creation for disadvantaged communities; and social and economic justice! We are proud to stand with Senator Atkins and other civically engaged citizens to use our talents to improve the quality of life for all.

Congratulations Class of 2017 - we send you into the world to take your place and leave a positive footprint in history!

Class of 2017 Presentations of Learning

The culmination of experience from their high school career at e3 Civic High was presented on Friday June 2, 2017 by each of our 109 scholars to an authentic audience of their peers, family, business professionals and board members Scholars reflected on the past four years and the learning that shaped their character, academic accomplishments, and how it will now direct their future study. These seniors were poised, polished, and professional.
Using their Digital Platform, scholars demonstrated their mastery of critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, their ability to be a creative collaborator, a culturally inclusive and proficient citizen, and one who has practiced the value of giving back through a life of civic service. We are proud to facilitate a successful transition into their next phase of growth and development and to present them to the world! Go Griffins!

e3 Civic High Commencement Ceremony Sunday, June 11th 4:00 pm San Diego Civic Theatre

On Sunday, e3 Civic High will graduate the first inaugural class of the school, the Class of 2017. These scholars are the first cohort to graduate having attending the first four years of the school. On Sunday afternoon, 109 scholars are set to mount the stage and receive their diploma.
We are honored to have Senator Toni Atkins, representing Senate District 39 as our Guest Speaker. She will charge the graduates to continue on a path that will produce personal success and one that will prepare them to make great contributions to our world.

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