posted Mar 14, 2017, 10:09 AM by Michael Ewing   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 12:05 PM ]

Please Note: Back-up Documentation and Attachments are Available in the Executive Director’s Office 7323 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942, Upon Request.  
Helix Charter Board 
Regular Meeting 
March 27, 2017 
4 p.m. Closed Session 
4:30 p.m. Open Session 
Agenda Topics  

I. Open Session – Call to Order (4:00 p.m.)                                             M. Ried
    A. Call to Order

II. Closed Session
1. Employee Organization: HTA
Agency Designated Representatives: Management
2. Employee Organization: CSEA#852
Agency Designated Representatives: Management
1. Stipulated Suspended Expulsion of Student in Cases none
2. Stipulated Expulsion of Student in Case # 489
1. Discipline/Dismissal/Release


III. Reconvene Open Session (4:30 p.m.)                                                 M. Ried

The meeting was reconvened to open session at ___.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag                                                                     Student

abstention of every member present).

IV. Awards/Recognitions/Special Reports or Presentations
A. All comments from the public on agenda items are heard for a total of 15 minutes and, if necessary, are continued at the conclusion of the business meeting. Whether members of the public wish to speak to an agenda item or non agenda item, persons who wish to speak shall file a “Speaker Card” – a green card for items on the agenda and yellow card for non agenda items.
1. Student Support - Academic Support Program                             R. Milburn

V. Communications from the Public
A. Procedures for Receiving Comments from the Public on Topics that Fall under the Subject Jurisdiction of the Governing Board
1. Board Agenda Topics: Opportunity for member of the public to address the Governing Board on any item described in this Notice (Government Code section 54954.3). An individual speaker may not exceed a total of three minutes on all items.
2. Topics NOT on the Agenda: Persons wishing to address the Board on any item(s) NOT on the agenda may do so at the end of the meeting under item XI. Comments from the Public on Topics Not On the Agenda.

VI. Procedural
A. Approval of Minutes of February 13, 2017
B. Approval of Minutes of March 6, 2016 Board Meeting
C. Approval of Agenda

VII. Consent Agenda (one motion to approve items V. A. – V. C.)
Items listed in this section are considered to be routine and are acted on by the Board in one motion.
A. Educational
B. Business
1. Approval of Professional Services Agreement Plan Prop 39 Energy Survey Updates
C. Personnel
1. Approval of Retroactive Salary Increase for Independent Contractors

VIII. Items pulled from consolidated motion and voted on separately:
1. _____ 2. _____ 3. _____ 4. _____ 5. _____ 6. _____ 7. _____ 8. _____ 9. _____ 10_____

IX. Staff Reports/Discussion/Action
A. Educational/Curriculum/Executive Director’s Report
1. Executive Director’s Report
2. First Reading of Educator Effectiveness Plan 2016/2017
3. First Reading of Record Retention Board Policy
4. Approval of Target Enrollment for 2017/2018 School Year
B. Personnel
C. Business
D. Financial
1. Approval of EPA Revenue Expenditures Fiscal Year 2016/2017
2. Review of 990 and 199 Tax Reports
3. Approval of Audit Preparation
4. Approval of Financial Report
E. Student Representative Report
F. Public Relations Report

X. Communication on Items Not on the Agenda
A. Board Communication
B. Public Input

Members of the public may address the Charter Board on any item(s) ON or NOT ON the agenda for a total of three minutes for all items. Persons wishing to speak shall file a “Speaker Card” (green for items on the agenda, yellow for items not on the agenda) All individual speakers may be required to stop speaking by the Charter Board president, if the subject matter is not within the jurisdiction of the Board or the subject matter is legally not appropriated. No requests to speak to the Board will be granted after the meeting begins unless agreed to by a majority of the Board.

Topics not on the agenda, which are brought to the Board’s attention, may be investigated by the Administration and a report made to the Board members, either publicly or privately, at a future meeting. Complaints against Helix employees should be dealt with in Closed Session, not in Public. When individual citizens address the Board under item VI. Due to legal constraints, the Board cannot and will not take action. The Board is required to take action only on items that have been publicized in advance and have been advertised as being on the agenda.

XI. Adjournment                                                                                     M. Ried


posted Feb 23, 2017, 11:42 AM by Michael Ewing   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 8:29 AM ]

The Class of 2021 Honors Placement Test will be held on
Saturday, April 29th from 8:00am to 11:00am. Doors will open at 7:45am. For more information, please click here.

About the Test:
The math test contains 50 questions.  It is NOT multiple-choice.  Questions are graded as either correct or incorrect. No partial credit is given. For the writing assessment students will have forty-five minutes to read one or more brief articles and respond to a prompt, using the articles as evidence in their essays. The writing is graded on the Argumentative On Demand/Short Answer Common Core rubric.


posted May 11, 2016, 11:23 AM by Michael Ewing   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 3:10 PM by Helix Webmaster ]


Helix has been informed by the Accrediting Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) that Helix Charter High School has received a full six year accreditation extending until June 30th, 2022.



posted Mar 3, 2014, 1:04 PM by   [ updated Oct 5, 2015, 3:26 PM by Michael Ewing ]

We invite you to a one-hour tour and program during which we will share our vision of excellence in education. 

Do you know that Helix's educational program focuses on college preparation for all students? 

Do you know how Helix's test scores and other data compare to some of the top schools in the county? 

Have you heard from Helix students about how Helix changed their lives? 

Are you interested in becoming involved to help Helix meet the objectives of its mission and vision? 

Are you willing to hear our story and provide us with feedback on how we are telling it?

This is more than just a look at our facility! Join us for a program that highlights the history, goals, accomplishments, and needs of Helix Charter High School. Prepare to be inspired! All tours begin in the Helix library. Please visit Tour Page for more info and to RSVP.

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