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 College Connections (SCC), The School of Engineering, Innovation, and Design (EID), and The School of Science, Connections, & Technology (SCT). 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 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 Science, Connections & Technology (SCT) welcomed its first group of students ranging from grades nine through twelve on September 7, 2004.
SCT features the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Pathway. Through PLTW courses, students have the opportunity to engage in rigorous, hands-on curriculum to deal with real world problems. SCT also features computer science courses including Foundations of Information Technology and Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles. Additionally, students have access to a wide range of Mesa Community College courses taught on the Kearny campus and at Mesa College. Students have the opportunity to earn a year or more of college credits while still in high school. For more information about our dual enrollment program, click here.