Dehesa School Creates Comprehensive and Collaborative Educational Environment as a No Excuses University School

November 01 18:25 2018

Dehesa School in Eastern San Diego County is a part of a network of schools called No Excuses University, bringing goals, purpose, and challenge to the education that their students; Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade students receive. Being a No Excuses University (NEU) school means that Dehesa staff believe that every child has the right to go to college if s/he chooses; and it is our duty to ensure that we equip them with the knowledge necessary to be successful beyond high school graduation.  Dehesa does this by accessing the NEU network of schools which gives our teachers access to strategies and ideas from teachers and educational leaders across the nation.

No Excuses University was founded on three core beliefs:

  1. Every student has the right to be educated in a way that prepares them for college.
  2. It is the responsibility of educators to create six exceptional systems that makes college a reality.
  3. Conferences and on-site trainings must be rooted in sharing practical strategies and ideas that can be implemented in classrooms the very next day. (   

Attending a No Excuses University school like Dehesa means that students will engage with a challenging curriculum in a supported environment, nestled among the beautiful landscape of the Dehesa Valley countryside.

Dehesa School believes in the Six Exceptional Systems of NEU that equips every student with the tools to excel academically, socially, emotionally, and culturally in a competitive world.

These Six Exceptional Systems are a Culture of Universal Achievement, Collaboration, Standards Alignment, Assessment, Data Management, and Intervention. The goals of these practices are to bring students, staff, and families together in pursuit of one common aim, to ensure students are thriving. Each of these Exceptional Systems make Dehesa School a place where students can achieve to their greatest potential.

About Dehesa School District

As one of San Diego County’s oldest schools, Dehesa School District has been providing excellence in education since 1876. Dehesa School District consists of one campus serving kindergarten through eighth grade and is located in the rural El Cajon area of San Diego County, California.

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