El Capitan High School

Principal's Message

Principal's Message


It is my privilege to introduce you to El Capitan High School.  Our mission is to achieve EXCELLENCE through COMMUNITY, where we support each other as we journey through the high school years together.  We have strong community support for our programs, as we’ve seen generations of families attend school here, including the many alumni who have returned to El Capitan to join our staff.  We realize that each student is an individual with his/her own hopes and dreams, and we strive to meet these individual needs as we prepare our students to meet their goals in and beyond high school.  We believe you will find no better high school experience than at El Capitan, and we would love for the opportunity to meet you.


Laura Whitaker, Principal


Twitter: @principalechs

ECHS Programs

  • Advanced Placement (19 distinct AP courses in grades 9-12)

  • CTE Pathway:  Agriculture & Natural Resources, Award-Winning FFA Program

  • CTE Pathway:  Building, Trades & Construction, Partnership with Taylor Guitars

  • CTE Pathway:  Arts, Media & Entertainment

  • Global Language & Leadership Program (Dual Language Immersion in Spanish and Mandarin)

  • Extensive Student Leadership Program (ASB, School Service, Community Service)

  • Project Lead the Way, Computer Science

  • Medical Pathway:  Medical Biology, Medical Chemistry, Physiology, Forensics

  • Performing Arts:  Dance, Drama, Band, Orchestra, Choir

  • Highly-Competitive Athletics Program

Learn More

Phone:  619-938-9100

Website:  www.elcapitan.guhsd.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/echsvaqueros/

Twitter:  @echsvaqueros

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