Education is the cheap defense of nations. -Edmund Burke  

Contact Information

Thomas Smith



Granite Hills High School

1719 East Madison Ave.

El Cajon, CA 92019

Welcome to Mr. Smith's website. Here you will find individual tabs for all my classes as well as links. This information is for the 2016-2017 school year.


For grades for a particular student, please click on the "Infinite Campus" URL button found on the Granite Hills High School home web page. You will need the student's user name and password to check grades. A link to the Granite Hills web page is on the "Links" tab above. 

Course Expectations

To view and download the Course Expectations for a course, click on the "Documents" button of a particular course on the Navigation bar above. Then click on the "Course Expectations" attachment listed on that page. 

Academic Honesty Policy

To view and download the school Academic Honesty Policy, click on the "Documents" button of a particular course on the Navigation bar above. Then click on the "Granite Hills Academic Honesty Policy" attachment listed on that page. 

Downloading Documents

Please note that the Course Expectations, the Academic Honesty Policy, and some documents in the Documents Files require Abobe pdf Reader. A copy of the Abobe pdf Reader is available to download for free at http://www.adobe.com/  .* On some computers the file must be downloaded before it can be opened by Adobe pdf Reader.

Other documents are posted in  the Class Files using Microsoft Word ".doc" or ".docx"and Power Point ".ppt" or ".pptx" formats. These documents can be opened and printed without using Microsoft Word or Power Point applications by using LibreOffice Writer and Impress programs. Writer and Impress are part of the free LibreOffice suite of programs available for Windows, Apple OS, and Linux operating systems. To learn more about LibreOffice or to download the LibreOffice application suite, go to www.libreoffice.org/  . 

If you have an older computer system, consider LibreOffice's cousin, Apache OpenOffice. OpenOffice is also free and has earlier versions available for older operating systems and limited memory. To learn more about OpenOffice or to download the OpenOffice application suite, go to http://www.openoffice.org/ . *


With few exceptions, students will always have homework 3 nights a week, Tuesday through Thursday. Students may have homework on Mondays or Fridays as the schedule and course requirements make necessary. Students are directed to copy down homework assignments as posted in class. To view the homework assignments for a particular course, click on the class period button at the Navigation bar at the top. of the page.  The posting of homework assignments on-line is intended as a supplementary assist only. In case of a discrepancy on an assignment between the posting in the classroom and the posting on this site, the classroom-posted assignment controls.

Remember to use a complete heading as set out in the Class Expectations and to use complete sentences for full credit on homework.

Homework is due at the START of the period on the day due. Late work is not accepted! Please refer to the Course Expectations for more details on this policy

Remember, you must have your name on an assignment at the time you turn it in. Otherwise, you will receive no credit for that assignment. NO NAME--NO CREDIT!

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail at tsmith@guhsd.net .

Thank you.

* All external links are intended for educational purposes only. The Grossmont Union High School District, its agents and employees are not responsible for questionable or controversial content that may be found through links external to this site.