The Kearny High Educational Complex (KHEC) houses four schools on one large campus. These schools are: The School of Digital Media and Design (DMD), The School of Science, Connections, and Technology (SCT), The School of Engineering, Innovation, and Design (EID), and The School of College Connections (SCC). Each school is contained in a relatively separate area of the site. Shared spaces include: the complex office, auditorium, gymnasium, library, student center, locker rooms, athletic facilities, and cafeteria. All schools operate on the 4X4 instructional format and share a common bell schedule. There is one principal who oversees all four small schools, and a vice principal assigned to assist with supervision in DMD, SCT and EID. These administrators meet weekly to discuss issues affecting the complex, such as student safety and supervision, athletic events, facilities, and shared programs.
Founded in the Early 1940s, the Kearny High Educational Complex (KHEC) has been a landmark in the Kearny Mesa and Linda Vista communities for well over half a century. Formerly Kearny High School, which closed in June of 2004, the complex is now comprised of four autonomous, comprehensive high schools.
The School of International Business (SIB), now The School of College Connections (SCC), welcomed its first group of 471 students ranging from grades nine through twelve on September 7, 2004. The students, staff, and local community voted to change the school’s name in May 2016 to better represent SCC’s focus on college readiness as demonstrated through our recent expansion of dual enrollment courses and sections serving a majority of our junior and senior population. In addition, students are supported with college awareness and academic skills to meet the rigorous demands of college coursework through the AVID program, which serves more than 50% of SCC’s diverse population.