• Welcome to Stockton Early College Academy (SECA)!

    As the principal of SECA, it is my mission to offer a demanding and supportive high school experience where students will feel academically challenged while knowing their teachers and school staff will push every student to reach their fullest potential. Our charter high school is as diverse as the city of Stockton, and we seek to prepare our students to exceed the norm. SECA is an exceptionally challenging high school, but we are proud to say confidently that our graduates are prepared to face their educational future.

    2017 marks SECA’s third consecutive year of receiving a “Gold Medal Ranking” from US News and World Reports, which places us in the top 1% of the 22,000 high schools in the country that were considered for recognition this year. Our school has maintained a college readiness ranking that places us at the top of the county since our first graduating class, which is a testament to the effectiveness of our program. When students choose SECA they are choosing hard work and a commitment to work toward their future without distraction. As our alumni come back upon graduation from colleges and universities across the country they tell us, again and again, they are thankful they made this choice and learned to work hard here first.

    Thank you for visiting the Stockton Early College Academy website. Here at SECA, we believe in helping others, in academic integrity, and in making the world a better place one student at a time.

    Go Timberwolves!


    Ty Pafford

    Interim Principal, Stockton Early College Academy


    Ty Pafford