About Us



Welcome to Amistad High School, home of the Eagles!

Amistad is an alternative education program that provides students a non-traditional path to a high school diploma and beyond. As a California Department of Education Model Continuation High School, our program utilizes an innovative 9-week quarter system that allows students to earn credits towards their high school diploma quicker than at a traditional high school. This structure allows students that have fallen behind the opportunity to catch up and, in some cases, even accelerate. All courses offered at Amistad High School are taught by highly-qualified teachers, are standards-based, and meet the graduation requirements at all DSUSD high schools.

In addition to the core academic courses required for graduation, Amistad offers a wide variety of academic supports, elective courses, and co-curricular activities. Amistad proudly offers Career Technical Education courses and co-enrollment courses through College of the Desert. Please note that our concurrent enrollment COD HVAC class will be available online, at minimum for the first semester. It is our goal for all Amistad students to be college, career and life ready. 

Go Eagles! 

Mission Statement

"To provide a non-traditional learning environment for students of diverse backgrounds in a safe and supporting setting which fosters positive relationships within a unique delivery system that enables students to identify and achieve their goals."

Vision Statement

Amistad graduates will be informed citizens who are critical thinkers, possessing 21st century skills and empowered to achieve their goals in college and career.

Amistad's S.L.O.s

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements that specify what students will know, be able to do or be able to demonstrate when they have completed or participated in a program/activity/course/project:

S- Successful in the classroom and in the community

O-Open-minded in the classroom and in the community

A-Active Learners in the classroom and in the community

R-Respectful in the classroom and in the community


  • In 2018, Amistad earned a 6-year WASC accreditation and is accredited through 2024.

  • In 2016, Amistad High School was recognized as a Model Continuation High School by the California Department of Education. Amistad has been a Model Continuation High School since 2006.

Amistad High School Accountability Report Card

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