School Profile

School Profile

MuralWe are the heart of the University City community of San Diego. We are surrounded by world-class institutions that provide resources and partnerships for our students including our neighbors University of California-San Diego and Biotech Beach, the thriving hub of the region's biotechnology industry  as well as high-tech giants like Qualcomm wireless and technology leaders.

Our school is diversity in action. Our student body of nearly 2,000 students come from a wide range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, and students come from all over the district to take advantage of our great programs. We offer a broad-based, comprehensive high school program.

One of our greatest strengths is our staff of experienced, well-trained, and highly qualified professionals who have dedicated themselves to offer one of the best-quality high school programs available Our staff’s efforts have been validated by our standardized test scores, including the Academic Performance Index (API), that have consistently exceeded both district and state averages.

UCHS offers a wide range of excellent instructional programs. The Advanced Placement Program, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program, the seminar program, and the special education program address the needs of identified students. UCHS students have the opportunity to take visual and performing arts courses and practical arts courses. Additional support for students is offered on site with an after-school course make-up program, Saturday school, and after-school tutoring. Come see UC High in action!