Mission Statement



We embrace inquiry-based learning experiences that emphasize creativity, and collaborative problem solving. We integrate student learning experiences in a manner that maximizes student engagement and promotes resiliency and perseverance.

S.T.E.A.M. Focus

We are the Santee School District STEAM Magnet School, representing experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The STEAM program was designed to empower learners, tap into interest, expose students to future careers and studies, and link standards-based learning to real-world application. Founded on three distinct pillars, Chet F. Harritt incorporates each facet of STEAM through 1. Integrated curriculum, 2. Enrichment opportunities, and 3. Partnerships that build and foster a diverse school experience. Not only does each grade level plan for and embrace STEAM experiences for students, we also involve our families in our annual STEAM Night to make learning fun for all ages.