Grossmont Union High School District

MERIT Academy

2021/22 Bell Schedule

Monday - Thursday
Period 1 -  7:37-8:59
Period 2 -  9:01-10:00
Period 3 - 10:02-11:01
Period 4 - 11:03-12:02
Lunch -     12:02-12:32
Period 5 - 12:34-1:33
Period 6 - 1:35-2:34
Period 1 - 7:37-8:40
Period 2 - 8:42-9:22
Period 3 - 9:24-10:04
Break -    10:00-1010
Period 4 - 10:06-10:46
Period 5 - 10:48-11:28
Period 6 - 11:30-12:22
Lunch -     12:22-12:52


Transportation Department Phone: 619-644-8186
To check on your student's bus route pick up and drop off times and location, click here
Merit Manta Rays
Making Education Relevant Innovative and Therapeutic
1600 North Cuyamaca Street, El Cajon, CA 92020
MERIT Academy is designed to provide Special Education students with a high degree of social, emotional, and behavioral support and structure throughout each school day. The program serves students in a self-contained special day program at a separate Special Education school that specializes in the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.

Mission/ Vision
Inspiring and supporting individual success through an integrated academic and therapeutic environment. MERIT Academy is an innovative program that integrates both academic and therapeutic supports to facilitate growth by embracing the uniqueness of each student. We are a collaborative, creative, cohesive team that provides a positive, fun environment where students, families, and staff can continue to develop emotionally and scholastically toward self-reliance. As students become increasingly independent and positive contributing members of their communities, they will be able to successfully transition into adulthood.
COVID-19 Prevention Plans and Hazard Assessment Documents

COVID-19 Prevention Plans and Hazard Assessment Documents

Our efforts to help keep students and staff safe during our reopening are extremely important. Below are the outlines for Prevention and Assessments. 


MERIT Administrator
Alicia Owens


(619) 956-0600
Fax (619) 449-1795

School Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:37 a.m. to 2:34 p.m.
7:37 a.m. to 12:52 p.m.
All of our teachers are using Schoology here at MERIT.. For information on how to have parent access to your student's account, click here
If you need help accessing or trouble shooting the Infinite Campus Portal, click here for more information