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GPA’s 2016 “Graduation the Musical” Intro Video
School Director dances his way to Class of 2016 Graduation

Director Vincent Riveroll of Gompers Preparatory Academy will stop at nothing to ensure that his 6th through 12th grade students experience JOY every day that they are in school.

Once a failing school plagued by violence, low attendance and low achievement, GPA is now a thriving college prep academy that is recognized for 100% senior graduation rates and 100% college enrollment. This could not have been done without the incredible, innovative talent and leadership of Director Riveroll.

This video, which was the kickoff to this year’s senior graduation ceremony, exemplifies Director Riveroll’s heart, humor and creative talent – all of which are at the heart of GPA’s JOY factor, and secret to the school’s success.

Music: You Make My Dreams (Remastered) by Hall and Oates

GPA Opportunity Video

The Gompers Preparatory Academy journey begins when a new 6th grade student opens their letter of opportunity to attend GPA as a proud Eagle.   As our students grow, the GPA prep experience leads each student through the rigors of academic excellence, college applications, and the earning of their Senior wings, which symbolizing college acceptance.  From the moment a student enters GPA, they know that “graduation begins today”. 

GPA Promotional Video

Here is a promotional video that was created in 2014 to showcase our amazing students.


Senior Talk 2015 Trailer

 In 2015 our Senior Class took on a project new to GPA – Service Learning: Living a Life of Giving. This 25 week experience culminated in a presentation called “Senior Talk“. Here is a trailer for those senior talks for your enjoyment.

You can also view all of these Senior Talk presentations on our Service Learning Experience page.

Students Volunteer at Balboa Club

Take a look at this short documentary produced in our very own Media Class class by Mr. Caliguiri and his students as they document volunteers from GPA’s Senior Class of 2015 who helped with the Balboa Club International Festival, and learned some great dance moves along the way!


GPA Students Volunteer for “I Love a Clean San Diego”

Here an amazing documentary created by our very own Media Class at GPA highlighting the Senior Class of 2015 who volunteered as part of “I Love a Clean San Diego” clean up day on Sept. 20, 2015 to clean up Chollas Creek. Enjoy!


Find our Graduation Highlight videos from 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 on our Graduation page here!


Learn the history of GPA and the journey from pre-charter to GCMS to GPA on our Founders Day page here.