The journey to Gompers Preparatory Academy .... a lot of hard work went into getting the doors of GCMS open in 2005.
The primary reason Gompers Preparatory Academy converted from a failed district union school (under the SDEA) was to sever ties with the union therby escaping the failed bureaucracies that made Gompers one of the most dangerous and low performing schools in the city. Escaping the union was the best option, and it worked!
Points below came from "Gompers Takes a Bow"
According to Gompers Preparatory Academy current teacher retention rate is 85%-90% each year.
Eight teachers didn't expect this to happen when they spoke to the board of directors at the San Diego Unified School District........
“Imagine how much more our little, little tiny charter school could accomplish if we weren’t under constant and vicious attacks from SDEA,” Scinski said.
Learn the History about GCMS/GPA
PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer - Featuring Gompers Charter Middle School
Week before the first day of school
Learning about the Charter
KUSI GOMPERS 2005
First Day of School
KPBS Special on Gompers Charter Middle School
Gompers Preparatory Academy Success
Gompers Preparatory Academy, a UCSD Partnership School
Gompers Preparatory Academy Graduates First Senior Class 2012
2013 Gompers Preparatory Academy Graduation Highlight
The Gompers Preparatory Academy Story
College Readiness Press Conference at Gompers Preparatory Academy