Summer Update and Information for UCHS Registration (2106)
Hello UC Centurion families! Principal Olivero here letting you know that it’s that time of year again. We need to get our Centurions back and have them processed and ready for school. It’s been a busy summer as we expect over 18 new staff members joining UCHS. Clap it up… probably our biggest recruitment and hire over the summer was getting back Ellie Vandiver as she will again lead our esteemed Biomedical Program. Ms. Vandiver was San Diego’s Teacher of the Year before moving on to work with Project Lead the Way.
On the morning of Tuesday, August 16th, from 8 am to 10:30 am, we ask that all incoming 9th graders bring their registration packet information. This same day at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, we ask that all seniors bring in their registration information. All students should bring funds to pay for items they may want to purchase like PE clothes, ASB cards, Yearbooks, etc. We encourage all 9th grade parents attend if they are available.
On the morning of Wednesday, August 17th, from 8 am to 10:30 am, we ask that all incoming 10th graders bring in the registration packet info. This same day at 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, we ask that all juniors bring in their registration information.
All should come groomed as yearbook and photo ID’s will be taken.
Please know that we have buses scheduled to pick up students for these dates and times. Please see the school website for location and pick-up and drop-off times.
Schedules will Show Course Requests, Not Actual Course Placements:
Please know that students will be getting a draft course form that shows the courses they signed up for last spring. It’s very important that everyone understand that just because a student has signed up for a course, they still may not get that course… here is why…
There are some courses that are only offered one or two periods a day. Depending on what period a course is offered, it could very well be at the same time another course desired is offered. For instance, many of the community college classes are only one period a day. ASB and Journalism are only offered period 4. Some AP classes are only offered one period a day. Courses with few offerings cause students to sometimes have to give up a course desired because it conflicts with another course during the same period.
In most cases, the period in which courses are offered comes by way of the computer. The computer moves around classes that maximize student overall enrollment. So while one student may not get the class they desired, the vast majority do because it is offered a particular period.
The bottom line is that we give out course forms at registration for one primary purpose and that is to find mistakes. A mistake is when a student has inadvertently been assigned to a class that they have already taken. A mistake is not… I wanted this class before and now I think I want a different one. These types of requests will not be granted. However, counselors will be available on the registration days to correct any known mistakes.
Have a great few days and we look forward to seeing you all next week.