Entrance into Helix Charter High School


Enrollment at Helix Charter High School is open to any student in grades 9-12. The boundaries set by the Grossmont Union High School District do not apply to Helix, as we have our own attendance area, which may overlap some GUHSD schools' attendance areas. Regardless of which school is your "neighborhood school" as determined by the local school districts, families may choose to attend Helix. 

Use our searchable boundary map to help you determine if you reside within the traditional Helix boundaries.


 Lottery Information                                                                                                                                               


Our Lottery is held every March for the following year's enrollment. Only new students need participate in the Lottery.



NOTE: LOTTERY APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 3:00PM ON MARCH 5, 2021.


WHAT ARE THE LOTTERY PRIORITIES?

The Lottery priorities are as follows:

  1. Siblings of returning students

  2. Residents in the attendance boundary of Helix High School (see searchable boundary map)

  3. Children of employees

  4. Students who make a two-year commitment to be in the Bagpipe program

  5. Students who reside in the GUHSD attendance boundaries will be provided a 60% weighted preference and all other student applicants will be provided a 40% weighted preference.




WHO NEEDS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LOTTERY?

ALL NEW STUDENTS need to participate in the lottery. Even if you:
  1. Live within the Helix attendance boundary
  2. Have a sibling already attending Helix
  3. Have a parent that works at Helix
Again, all new students, even in those cases above, need to participate in the lottery.



WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO ENTER MY NEW STUDENT(S) IN THE 2021-22 LOTTERY?

This webinar is for ALL NEW STUDENTS enrolling for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. In this webinar you will find out what being a Helix student is all about. You will:
  • Learn about our academic rigor, support systems, and student expectations
  • Receive information on our academic, athletic, and arts programs
  • Learn how to place your NEW student(s) on the Helix Lottery list
STEP 2: EMAIL helix2025@helixcharter.net FOR INSTRUCTIONS/NEXT STEPS.



NOTE: LOTTERY APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 3:00PM ON MARCH 5, 2021.



LOTTERY RESULTS

Email notification of lottery results will be sent to all lottery participants on Friday, March 12th.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a question? Our Frequently Asked Questions document has the answers to the most commonly asked questions.