Tom Dempsey

League realignment to mean a new world for San Dieguito athletics

League realignment to mean a new world for San Dieguito athletics

Last year, San Dieguito High School Academy (SDA) celebrated its 80th anniversary. The oldest school in the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD), it was the district’s only high school until Torrey Pines opened in 1975. Today it is one of four with La Costa Canyon and, most recently, Canyon Crest Academy having joined the SDUHSD family.

Now a campus that’s home to roughly 1,900 students, San Dieguito has undergone several transformations in its lifetime yet it has always been an institution with its own unique, somewhat non-traditional culture and personality, influenced no doubt by its age, beachside location and, in more recent times, the challenges posed by larger,...

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