Helix in the News

Recent News

San Diego Union Tribune, February 10, 2018

High School Football America, December 20, 2017

L.A. Daily News, December 8, 2017

San Diego Union-Tribune, December 4, 2017

The East County Californian, November 21, 2017

San Diego Union-Tribune, November 11, 2017

San Diego Union-Tribune, November 10, 2017

The East County Californian, November 8, 2017

San Diego Voice & Viewpoint, October 5, 2017

San Diego Entertainer Magazine, August 1, 2017
USC News, July 17, 2017

San Diego Union Tribune, June 3, 2017

San Diego Union Tribune, May 30, 2017

Helix Baseball Team Finds Inspiration

The East County Californian, April 19, 2017

The East County Californian, April 5, 2017

East County Magazine, November 1, 2016

La Mesa Courier, August 26, 2016

Fox5 News, June 10, 2016

La Mesa Patch, May 27, 2016

CBS 8 San Diego, April 26, 2016

KUSI News, March 8, 2016

San Diego Union Tribune, March 5, 2016

Energy 103.7 FM, March 3, 2016

The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, February 25, 2016

KUSI News, February 10, 2016

San Diego Union Tribune, February 6, 2016

San Diego Workforce Partnership, 2016

San Diego Union Tribune, December 23, 2015

U-T San Diego, November 9, 2015


School News

The East County Californian, January 16, 2014

La Mesa Courier, April 26, 2013
Helix Highlights - May 2013

East County Californian, February 27, 2013
Students Get Up Close and Personal Lesson on Roadway Safety

La Mesa Patch, February 25, 2013
College Board Presents Collegekeys Compact Innovation Award to Helix Charter High School

KUSI News, February 14, 2013
Challenged Athletes in La Mesa Show Off Their Skills

La Mesa Patch, February 6, 2013
Helix Honors Veterans with Heroes' Garden

KUSI News, January 21, 2013
Month of Love Food Drive for Mama's Kitchen

UT San Diego, December 10, 2012
Charter Schools Continue to Grow

La Mesa Patch, November 30, 2012
Helix Charter HS will get Revamped Weight Room with $75k Chargers Grant

Chargers.com, November 28, 2012
Chargers Award $250,000 to Schools via Chargers Champions

Channel 8 News, October 30, 2012
Local high schools ranked by violence & drug rates

La Mesa Courier, October 26, 2012
Helix Highlights - November 2012

La Mesa Patch, October 25, 2012
Helix HS Will Work with Researchers to Study China's 'Golden Monkey'

KUSI News, September 24, 2012
Dangers of Texting and Driving

San Diego Daily Transcript, August 30, 2012
Helix Charter School gives students, the arts a boost 

Forbes.com, May 2, 2012

Forbes.com, May 2, 2012
You Can Go Home Again: Reconnecting and Mentoring Students

La Mesa - Mt. Helix Patch, April 4, 2012
Helix Hosts Special Athletes: 100 Volunteers Offer Championship Moments

La Mesa Today, April 3, 2012
Helix Charter High Games of Champions

U-T San Diego, April 2, 2012
Helix High Hosting Games

East County Magazine, March 31, 2012
Helix Charter High School Hosts "Games of Champions" April 3

La Mesa Patch, March 1, 2012
Curtain Rises on Latest Helix Project; $15.2 Million Performing Arts Complex

U-T San Diego, March 1, 2012
Helix Charter High breaks ground on performing arts complex

U-T San Diego, February 29, 2012
Grunion Bowl puts focus on marine biology

U-T San Diego, February 23, 2012
Helix High School keeps it all in the family

U-T San Diego, September 29, 2011
Highlanders make changes after complaints

La Mesa Courier, September 2, 2011
Helix Charter High Captures Top Award at SADD National Conference

U-T San Diego, November 30, 2011
Helix Charter High offers free campus tours

U-T San Diego, November 17, 2010
Helix Students Celebrate World GIS Day

U-T San Diego, July 4, 2010
Goodbye to Helix, La Mesa and Lemon Grove

Student Recognition
U-T San Diego, January 29, 2015
Debate Student Aces ACT with Perfect Score

San Diego Daily Transcript, April 30, 2014
Helix Water Awards $2,000 in Scholarships

UT San Diego, July 6, 2013
Canada-to-Mexico Trek a Rite of Passage for La Mesa Teen

Camp Pendleton Patch, October 30, 2012
Leader No. 30: Austin Harvell Gets a Healthy Start to Civic Involvement

UT San Diego, May 17, 2012
Students from Helix, Mt. Miguel Talk it Up

La Mesa - Mt. Helix Patch, May 10, 2012
Helix Speech and Debate Team Garners Success at State Championships

La Mesa - Mt. Helix Patch, April 20, 2012
Local High Schoolers Awarded Grossmont Healthcare Scholarships

La Mesa Courier, February 24, 2012
Helix High School Student Selected as National Youth Delegate for Prestigious Conference at George Mason University

U-T San Diego, December 15, 2011
Helix QB focused and fun-loving

NBC San Diego, January 31, 2011
Essay Win Nets Music Class $5,000

Staff Recognition
U-T San Diego, January 12, 2012
Five-year fellowship gives math teacher new set of tools

La Mesa Patch, November 9, 2011
Helix High Math Instructor Selected for Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship


Prep Pigskin Report, September 23, 2015

The East County Californian, December 9, 2015
Helix wins CIF championship, heads to State Bowl

San Diego Union Tribune, October 10, 2015
One Serious Volleyball Player

UT San Diego, May 22, 2015

Tears of Joy for Helix

UT San Diego, February 11, 2015
Helix has 3 on Cal-Hi Teams

GoViks.com, November 14, 2014
Women's Basketball Signs 2 for 2015-16

UT Preps, November 1, 2013
Longtime Coach Bob Speidel Dies

UT San Diego, October 21, 2013
Adkins finds some running room

UT San Diego, July 18, 2013
Mild-Mannered Milo Caps Prep Career

U-T San Diego, March 22, 2012
Highlanders like view from the top

La Mesa Patch, February 1, 2012
3 Helix Football Stars Commit to Universities on National Signing Day

Max Preps, January 17, 2012
Hysteria at Helix; San Diego School Celebrates TOC Honors Emphatically

The Sacramento Bee, December 17, 2011
Helix looks to add bowl title to resume against Del Oro

North County Times, November 25, 2011
Torrey Pines Finds Out Why Helix is No. 1

U-T San Diego, June 4, 2011
Baseball title rekindles memories for Helix coach

La Mesa Patch, May 21, 2011
Roger Fong, Ryan Chau of Helix Upset Top Doubles Teams for League Title

U-T San Diego, April 18, 2011
Helix catcher's brains trump power, strength

U-T San Diego, January 21, 2010
Scott Twins Double Intensity for Helix

U-T San Diego, December 12, 2004
Smile, but No Heisman for Helix

U-T San Diego, December 11, 2004
Heisman Hype at Helix

Student Life

San Diego City Beat, March 10, 2015

Rob Crow to headline benefit show at The Irenic (Senior Project)

La Mesa Patch, August 26, 2013
Special Needs Students to Peform in Helix Dance Concert for First Time

UT San Diego, August 16, 2013
Teens Cross Catalina Channel

La Mesa Patch, May 24, 2013
Jazz Legend Poncho Sanchez to Honor East County Music Students

La Mesa Today, April 27, 2013   
La Mesa Community Service

La Mesa Today, April 26, 2013
Kind Words to Distant Friends

La Mesa Today, April 26, 2013
On La Mesa: Art Promotion (featuring Helix junior, Morgan Turner)

La Mesa Patch, April 23, 2013
Drumline Competes for State Championship
Lemon Grove Patch, October 6, 2012
Cynthia Mendoza, Amu Milo Crowned Queen and King at Helix Homecoming

U-T San Diego, March 1, 2012
Salk to hold high school science day

U-T San Diego, February 1, 2012
Helix High students host "reality party" to expose underage, binge drinking

La Mesa Patch, October 27, 2011
Helix Grad Screens Movie at Old Gym, Perfectly Frank About Bullies, Pranks

La Mesa Patch, October 15, 2011
Courtney Wendleton and Garrett Mills Crowned Helix Homecoming Royalty

U-T San Diego, April 13, 2011
Teens warn make the right decision on prom night
U-T San Diego, March 28, 2009
Student Spotlight: Helix High School Speech and Debate Team

Alumni Spotlight
    U-T San Diego, March 1, 2015

    La Mesa-Mt Helix Patch, March 12, 2015

Pro Player Insider, July 4, 2014

Lemon Grove Patch, April 29, 2013
Two Former Helix Stars Selected in the 2013 NFL Draft

U-T San Diego, March 6, 2013
Big Leader on Campus

U-T San Diego, February 27, 2013
Helix's Taylor Creates a Buzz

Salem Athletic Department (www.salem.edu), May 10, 2012
Helix Alum Named Salem Cross Country Most Valuable Runner (Cristi Magracia, C/O 2011)

La Mesa - Mt. Helix Patch, May 2, 2012
Helix Alums Earn Co-Athlete of the Year Awards at Cal State San Marcos

@State (SDSU Student Newsletter), May 2012
Engineering Graduate's Future Out On a Limb - in a Good Way

La Mesa - Mt. Helix Patch, April 24, 2012
Helix Grad Kelsey Venter Stars in Lyceum Theater Production of 'Respect'

La Mesa - Mt. Helix Patch, March 1, 2012
Vote Daily for Kelsey Venter: Helix Grad Vies for Star Prize in SMASH Contest

U-T San Diego, February 16, 2012
Leading Cheers for his Hometown

Santee Patch, January 4, 2012
Soccer Coaches Group Picks Helix Grad for National Scholar-Athlete Honor

Lemon Grove Patch, December 12, 2011
Super Chat: Helix Grad Debates Bolts with Obama at Army-Navy Game

San Francisco Examiner, November 24, 2011
49ers quarterback Alex Smith finished biding time

The Palm Beach Post, December 29, 2011
Reggie Bush shows Miami Dolphins that he's a team leader, not a Hollywood diva

La Mesa Patch, August 16, 2011
Former Helix Baseball Coach Named Commissioner of CIF San Diego Section

La Mesa Patch, August 5, 2011
Crowning Achievement for Helix High Alum: Miss Deaf United States

Lemon Grove Patch, December 30, 2010
Former Helix High, Grossmont College Football Star to Launch After-School Program