Exterior view of the new School for Entrepreneurship & Technology.
Exterior view of the new School for Entrepreneurship & Technology.

A new charter school focused on entrepreneurship and technology has opened in Serra Mesa and is accepting applications for its first class.

SET, the School for Entrepreneurship & Technology, will open for 80 freshman in the graduating class of 2021. The enrollment deadline is March 1, and the school is open to students living in San Diego County.

The four-year public, accredited charter high school will serve grades nine through 12. Tuition is free as the new school is part of the San Diego Unified School District.

“Our world is built on the spirit of entrepreneurship; it makes sense to provide this foundation to young adults, especially as one in nearly seven Americans will be an entrepreneur at one time in their life,” said Dr. Neil McCurdy, chief educational officer of the new school.

He said SET will offer “an innovative, entrepreneurial mindset-driven curriculum where students are given valuable tools to showcase their personal brand, which can be transferred to all aspects of their personal and professional lives in the future.”

Officials said the student body will not exceed 320 students to ensure a highly personalized learning environment. Families are encouraged to schedule a visit to the SET campus to learn more.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.