About

Welcome to Creekside Education Center

Creekside Education Center (CEC) houses several programs: Creekside High School, IUSD Virtual Academy @ San Joaquin Schools, Irvine Adult School, and Home/Hospital.

Creekside High School, the second oldest high school in Irvine Unified, was established in the summer of 1974 as the alternative high school for Irvine Unified School District. It was the result of efforts of a group of students, parents, teachers and administrators who challenged the assumption that a comprehensive high school is an appropriate learning environment for ALL students. Creekside draws students from throughout IUSD’s traditional high schools. We are a workable and proven choice to Irvine's larger, traditional high schools. Creekside is accredited through WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

In September 2007 Creekside relocated to the corner of Barranca Parkway and Harvard Street. These facilities are located on 8.5 acres of a 20 acre school district site. The high school classrooms include a Multimedia Lab, a Science Lab, an outdoor ceramics area attached to an art room, a state-of the art Culinary Arts facility, a Fitness Center, a Construction Design Center, a Medical Pathway classroom and eight general education classrooms.

The Creekside Education Center also supports Irvine Adult School, which offers classes for adults to earn a high school diploma, as well as for adults to learn English as a Second language.

A student’s presence in Irvine Unified School District alternative programs place greater personal responsibility and discipline to respond, not only to graduation requirements, but to prepare themselves academically, socially, and emotionally for "life after high school." We are committed to our students becoming independent learners who are, ultimately, accountable for their own education and achievement of personal goals.

Our Creekside motto is: “Every day is a new day to succeed.” We believe in the power of those words and in the destiny of each student to grow and develop in positive, successful ways.