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.


The window for the 2021-22 lottery closed on Marth 5th.
Please follow this APPLICATION PROCESS to be added to our 2021-22 waitlist.



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.



2021-22 LOTTERY RESULTS

Email notification of lottery results were 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.