News from Helix Charter High School – Jan. 26, 2018

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Columns, Featured, Helix Highlights | No Comments

By Jennifer Osborn

It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the 2017-18 school year and plans for 2018-19 are underway. Enrollment has started for next year and we know many families in our community are anxious to begin the process for their children.

A poster for the upcoming Highland Players’ production of “In the Heights.” (Courtesy Helix Charter High School)

As a charter school, enrollment at Helix is open to any resident of the state of California; however, there is a priority system set up for our lottery. Acceptance into Helix is based on the following:

1st Priority Acceptance: Siblings of current Helix students in grades 9, 10, 11.

2nd Priority Acceptance: Residents of the former attendance area of Helix High School (refer to the searchable boundary map on the school website).

3rd Priority: Children of Helix employees.

4th Priority: Students who make a two-year commitment to be in the bagpipe program (limited spaces available).

5th Priority: Residents of the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD).

6th Priority: All other applicants.

Regardless of what your attendance area is, as determined by your local school district, families can choose to apply to Helix. To apply, you must attend an information meeting where you will receive directions and an access code for the online “Intent to Enroll/Application” form.

Information Nights will provide prospective students and parents/guardians with the opportunity to meet the Class of 2022 Grade Level Team and discuss the following important topics:

Helix Charter High School’s Mission and Vision.

The 5 A’s: Academics, Athletics, Arts, Activities, and Attitude.

The application process/priority enrollment.

All interested families are required to attend one of the evenings offered. No reservation is necessary. Due to the importance of the information being shared, all meetings will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Families arriving late may not be admitted. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Meeting dates and locations are as follows:

Tuesday, Jan. 30 — Lemon Grove Academy Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb. 6 — Parkway Middle School Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb. 13 — La Mesa Arts Academy Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb. 20 — Vista La Mesa Auditorium

Tuesday, Feb. 27 —Helix High School Performing Arts Center

Highland Players’ production

Join us for an evening of entertainment provided by the Highland Players as they perform “In the Heights,” the show that started Lin-Manual Miranda (of “Hamilton” fame) down the road to Broadway stardom.

Show dates are Feb. 8, 9, 10, 15, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m.; and a matinee on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. The cast and production staff are excited to announce that the show will be performed on the same set used in the Broadway production. Special thanks to The Music and Theater Company, LLC for providing the sets and props for this production. Tickets are $10 and are available at

Excellence In Education Tour

If you are interested in finding out more about Helix Charter High School, please attend one of our Excellence in Education Tours, held twice monthly. The tours for February are Feb. 9 at 8:10 a.m. and Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Reserve your spot using our website,

—Jennifer Osborn writes on behalf of Helix Charter High School.

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