Ann Curtis, HPHS Principal

December News

posted Dec 11, 2012, 2:23 PM by Unknown user

The month of December is flying by and we are almost at winter break! It has been an exciting month so far, we had the Freedom Writers Diary teacher Erin Gruwell and her students present a special assembly to our school. We have had amazing field trips to the Motion Lab at Shriners Hospital and participated as fake victims at the UC Davis Disaster day, and that is not even everything. On the 12th and 13th the sophomores will be presenting their Integrated Units for the Addiction project to a panel including our community partners, good luck guys! Our winter formal is this Friday the 14th from 7-10 pm, tickets are still on sale and you don't want to miss this!

We are now enrolling students for next fall, please help us spread the word! We have room at all grades. To enroll you can come to the office and pick up a packet and turn it in to us. If you would like to know what we are all about come to our visit days January 14, February 4, March 4, April 8 and May 6th. All visits are from 9:30 to 10:30am and include a class tour, informational session, a student speaker and time for Q&A. If you cannot make the dates or times listed above please give us a call to schedule a private tour or a shadow day for your student to spend a day on campus. HPHS is a great place to be and I can't wait to see you here!

Happy Holidays!
Ms. Curtis

November News

posted Nov 1, 2012, 3:06 PM by Unknown user

Hello Jaguar Families!

November has arrived, and with it comes rain, quarter grades, Site Council meetings and holiday breaks. Sign up with the office to get the weekly email with important dates and information, just give us your email address and you will get weekly updates from Ms. Johnson, easy as that.

Monday November 5th is our site council meeting, the agenda is posted in the office and we would love to have you join us.

Grades are submitted this Friday for the quarter, they will be mailed home to you the week before Thanksgiving break but you can check Zangle starting Monday to get a "real time" idea of how your student is doing. Let us know if you need help accessing Zangle.

School Visit Days: Do you know someone who would be perfect to join the Jaguar Family? Have them come check us out on our school visit days, December 3, January 14, February 4, March 4, April 8 and May 6, from 9:30 to 10:30am. See classes in session, get a tour and get to hear from students about the amazing program offered here. This is perfect for 8th grade students for next year OR for current 9-11th grade students looking for a new opportunity!

November 14th is our 9th grade Integrated Unit project presentation from 5:30-7 pm. All family members expected to attend, see what your student has created and play their Catch the Fever game. It should be a great time.

See you soon,

Ms. Curtis

October News!

posted Oct 5, 2012, 3:34 PM by Unknown user

Hello HPHS Families,

Challenge Day was a great success!  If your student participated this week…ask them how it went and what they learned!

 You should be receiving your student’s progress reports in the mail next week…if you check Zangle you can see their most current grade as of today!  If you don’t have access to Zangle and want it…please contact the office at 916-264-3262 so we can provide you with your pin and password.  Encourage your student to talk with their teacher if they are struggling in a certain subject.


Next Week at HPHS:

 Monday, October 8th –  9th – 11th graders will roll out their Integrated Unit Project information…please ask them about it when they get home.

 Wednesday, October 9th is Career GPS at Cal Expo!  For 10th and 11th grade students ONLY – permissions slips can be picked up in the main office and need to be returned ASAP.  Announcements went out on both Thursday and Friday for students who were interested in going. 

 Wednesday, October 17th will be SCHOOLWIDE TESTING DAY so please make sure any appointments are scheduled on a different day.  Our students need to be in school that day for assessments.

 As always, please call us if you have ANY questions or concerns!

Ms. Curtis and Ms. Johnson

August 2012

posted Aug 14, 2012, 1:43 PM by Unknown user

Hello Jaguar Community!

I hope you are having an excellent summer! We have spaces available for next Fall, call the school for more information on how to sign up for our amazing program. (916) 264-3262

Here are a few reminders about upcoming events:
  • Wednesday August 15th- 5:00 pm- Orientation for new parents. Come and learn about the upcoming year!
  • Monday August 27-Wednesday August 29th- 9th grade orientation- 9-1- mandatory for all new 9th graders, start the year off right!
  • Tuesday August 28th- Returning Jag Orientation- find out about changes and the year ahead!
  • Wednesday August 29th 1:00 pm- Whole School BBQ! Come and bring your family to meet and greet, this event is for our whole school, please call to RSVP.
  • 1st day of school- Tuesday September 4th!

See you around HPHS!

Ms. Curtis

March 2012

posted Mar 5, 2012, 8:30 AM by Unknown user

Hello Health Professions Friends and Family!

The month of March has arrived already, and with it comes a very busy schedule. First I would like to recognize the many students who received recognition for academic achievement first semester. Congratulations to all of the students who worked hard to keep up with their work and who have done a great job. All of the students received awards at an assembly and their names are posted in the office. Come by and take a look, they make us all proud. Students with a 3.5 and above, along with their families, are invited to attend an Honor Roll breakfast with us on the 15th of March at 8 am in the library.

Make sure to check out the calendar link on the left, we have a LOT of events taking place this month, far too many to list here. Some highlights are: March 8th, 11th grade Integrated Lessons are being taught in classes on campus, March 13th and 14th is the CAHSEE for all 10th graders, March 16th is the Dance and March 23rd is our Spaghetti Feed fundraiser. Please come and visit, we have many opportunities to get involved and to come and see the great work our students are producing!

Open Enrollment is now closed and the Enrollment Center is sorting applications, if you put in an application you should hear around the first week of April what next steps you need or where your student is placed. If you are still interested in attending HPHS and missed the window for Open Enrollment we should know, by the end of April, how many spots we might have open for the 2012-2013 school year.

Feel free to call with any questions about what is happening at school or enrolling your student!

See you soon,

Ms. Curtis

Time for a Fresh Start

posted Jan 30, 2012, 5:30 PM by Unknown user

Hello HPHS Families (and prospective Families!)

Second semester is here and with it comes the opportunity to have a fresh perspective on school! Grades will be sent home by the district but if you have any questions please just give us a call. We received a great recognition at the school board meeting last week and received an award for our Certification! For those of you new to the school we worked hard last year to achieve certification through Linked Learning/ Connect Ed and were one of two schools to be certified! Great job everyone.

As you might be aware Open Enrollment started today and runs through February 10th. Now is the time to reserve your spot for 2012-2013. If you know anyone who is interested please spread the word so they can apply before they lose their spot! Enrolling is very easy, simply complete the online application and designate Health Professions as your choice of schools. Once Open Enrollment closes and the applications are processed by the Enrollment Center students are notified in early March. We look forward to seeing you at Health Professions!

As always, give us a call if you have any questions!

Ms. Curtis

Happy Holidays

posted Dec 21, 2011, 12:11 PM by Unknown user

Hello HPHS Families!

I hope that everyone has a joyful and relaxing holiday break! There have been so many interesting and fun things going on lately, hopefully you have been able to attend. A break down of our month so far includes: 9th grade Catch the Fever presentations, 10th grade Addiction presentations and daily PSA announcements, the entire 9th grade class visiting UC Davis Medical School for a day, much rehearsal for tonight's production of 12 Angry People, donated 80 presents and 300 dollars to Foster children, dissected fetal pigs, turned in 15 page research papers and so much more! Next month promises to be just as busy, especially since finals begin on January 23rd! Please remind your students to stay focused when we return from break on the 9th, there are only 2 short weeks until finals. Keep your eyes on the calendar for upcoming events, we love having our families on campus!

Interested in attending HPHS? Come to our school visit day on January 18th, 2012 from 9-11am.

Open enrollment begins January 30th and runs through February 10th. Please go to and click on the Enrollment Center link for all the instructions. You can also check out the enrollment tab on our website for specific information.

Have a happy, safe and restful holiday!

See you next year!

Ms. Curtis

Events, Recruitment and More...

posted Nov 29, 2011, 3:58 PM by Unknown user

Hello HPHS Families,

I hope everyone had a great break and Thanksgiving! We have a few short weeks before Winter Break and FINALS. Hopefully everyone has their eye on the prize and are working hard to keep their grades up. We have a TON of things coming up, Integrated Unit Presentations, Movie Nights, Dances, Field Trips to UCD and more. Check out the calendar link for more information.

We are also looking for new Jaguars to join us as 9th graders next year! We will be at the Serna Center on the 1st at 6pm to provide information to prospective students and will have a School Visit Day on Wednesday the 14th of December at 9am here at Health Professions. Both are great opportunities to learn more about our school. Help us spread the word, if you already attend, and come if you are looking for a great high school option for your student.

As always, please give us a call if you have any questions! 916-264-3262

Hope to see you all soon!

Ms. Curtis

November Already!

posted Nov 1, 2011, 12:10 PM by Unknown user

Hello Health Professions Friends and Families!

If you can believe it we are already in November and heading for quarter grades, the holidays are just around the corner. We have a lot of great things going on here and students are busy with Integrated Units, rallys, clubs, dances and homework! There are plenty of opportunities coming up for our students, please remember to check the community calendar link to keep on top of what is going on both on and off campus.

We are getting geared up for next year and are already scheduling recruitment for next year. If you know anyone who would be a great future Jaguar please send them to the below event or have them contact us. Open Enrollment starts in January, it is not to early to plan for next year. We will be updating the events as more information is available. We also schedule shadow days every Monday for prospective students to see the school. Call the office 916-264-3262 for scheduling or any questions.

Recruitment Events:

Wednesday Nov. 16th 6:30-7:00 at Leonardo DaVinci School Auditorium

Thursday December 1st time TBA at Serna Center

Health Professions Visit Day- 9:00 am to 11:00 am @ HPHS. Parents and students are invited to spend the morning at our school! The more the merrier!

School Site Council is meeting on November 7th 2011 from 4:30 to 5:30. The agenda is posted in the front office or by calling. The meeting is open to the public, feel free to join us if you would like to attend.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Ms. Curtis

Untitled Post

posted Oct 3, 2011, 9:32 AM by Unknown user

Welcome to October (already)!

I am very proud of the hard work our students are accomplishing, it has been a lot of hard work! Thank you to everyone who came out for back to school night on the 29th, it was a successful event and the staff all commented on what wonderful parents we have at HPHS! Please remember that we need to have all TDAP shot records back by THIS FRIDAY October 6th,  or students will be sent home. Please call us for any questions. Remember to check the community calendar (on the left) for upcoming events and activities.

Last, but certainly not least! I would like to recognize our Jaguar All Stars of the Month, from September and our student of the month! October's will be announced at the rally the last Friday of October. Students are chosen for outstanding accomplishments by their teachers for academic and professional reasons. This month's winners are (in no particular order)

Shapre Watson, Patrick Kozitza, Taurie Vasquez, Ashley Booker, Alice Williams, Allyah Brown, Alyssa Peel, Marilyn Menard, Jocelyn Hernandez, Emaya Goodloe, Alyssa Bulfer, Dionne Wheelwright, Emiliana Martin, Vardan Simonyan, Ashish Singh, Kylesha Proby, Tia Winston, Jordan Johnson, Mercedes Ruiz, Josh Quinones and Kyle Her.

Our Jag All Star of the Month: Victor Mena!

Congratulations to those students and to all of our hard working students!

Ms. Curtis

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