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Welcome to Crawford Educational Complex.  We offer an exciting, unique, educational experience for your student.  Founded in 2004, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Crawford High School underwent a redesign process that provides four unique educational choices for your student.  Each school features a specific area of study with an emphasis on building a foundation for higher education.  Additionally, our students continue to have access to all the features a comprehensive school site offers including athletics, clubs, and dances. The following are the four schools at Crawford Educational Complex:

  • School of Community Health and Medical Practices (CHAMPS) - provides a learning environment that integrates rigorous academics and hands-on, real world projects relating to personal fitness, health and medical sciences
  • Invention & Design Educational Academy (IDEA) - provides students personalized opportunities to explore their community, country, and world, as well as their own lives as shaped by new inventions and technology.
  • School of Law and Business (LAB) - prepares all students to qualify for a four-year college/university through the lens of legal and law enforcement opportunities and issues.
  • Multimedia and Visual Arts School (MVAS) - provides a climate of collaboration and mutual respect focusing on web design, video production,and graphic arts.


Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program - The California Department of Education (CDE) created a website to help parents gain a clearer understanding of the STAR Program. There are also practice questions for students. The website is located at

Prom Dresses - The Princess Project has FREE, beautiful dresses and accessories for San Diego area girls who would otherwise miss out on prom due to expenses. Click here for more information or

Senior Packages - Senior packages are still available and there will be no late fees for students who want to purchase their package starting November. For more details please see Ms. Baker or Mrs. Butcher.

Free Tutoring - Every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, graduates from UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will be tutoring at the City Heights Library for all ages. Sign up by contacting Krystle Shertz at kshertz@ucsd.ed. Students will need to check in at the SEA booth in the Farmers Market and walk to the library with their parent or guardian. They must stay for an hour and provide their own book and material.

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Crawford Educational Complex (619) 583-2500
4191 Colts Way, San Diego, CA 92115

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