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.

 A Message from Mr. Chase, Class of 2024 Grade Level Principal                                                                   

 9th Grade Student Enrollment (2020-21 School Year):                                                                                     

Please visit our Class of 2024 Info Night Flyer for more information regarding the application/enrollment process, and when and where you can attend an upcoming, mandatory Information Nights.

 10-12th Grade Student Enrollment (2020-21 School Year):                                                                              

If you are interested in entering Helix, whether you reside in or out of the Helix attendance boundary, then you must attend one of the mandatory Information Nights listed in the table below. Information Night Meetings will all be held in the Helix Performing Arts Center (PAC). There is no advantage as to which meeting you attend and no appointment is necessary.

 2/19/20   5/6:00 PM  HELIX CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 4200 Lowell Street, La Mesa   Performing Arts Bldg.
 2/29/20     9/10:00 AM      HELIX CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL  4200 Lowell Street, La Mesa          Performing Arts Bldg.

* Parking available in the student parking lot - 4200 Lowell Street, La Mesa

At these Information Night meetings you will hear about what Helix has to offer your student(s) and what will be expected of your student(s). We will provide information about how to complete an online Intent to Enroll form at these meetings. This will be your ONLY opportunity to submit a Lottery entry for the 2020-2021 school year.


Application forms from all of the meetings will be separated by grade level. If there are enough open seats for prospective students at a given grade level, all students at that grade level will be granted enrollment. If there are more prospective students than openings at a given grade level, students will be entered into a lottery based on the priorities listed below. A waitlist will be created for each grade level that has more prospective students requesting enrollment then we have openings.

Applications will be due by 3:00 PM on March 1st, 2020. The Lottery will be occur on March 4th, and Lottery results will be made available via email by end of day, March 11th, 2020.

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. Residents in the attendance boundary of the Grossmont Unified High School District

  6. All other applicants

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Mar 6, 2014, 2:36 PM