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New Television Series to Highlight Preuss

The school will be featured this spring on the new PBS statewide television series, Inside California Education.


Students Win Leadership Scholarships

Congratulations to Vivian Dinh and Jonathan Ventura for winning “ambassador scholarships” from Global Leadership Connection.


INNOVATE 8 Features Preuss Students, Teacher

Students spoke about opportunities to learn from innovators such as UC San Diego professor Gentry Patrick.


Senior Named Student of the Month by Local Rotary

La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club recently recognized one of our students at their regular meeting.


Promoting STEM Through INNOVATE 8

Two Preuss students and a teacher were interviewed for an upcoming INNOVATE 8 segment that will air on CBS 8 News.


Students Earn Awards at Model United Nations Conference

Arturo Torres earned a special commendation and Franklin Hang eared Best Delegate at the North County Regional conference.


Education on the Brain

Preuss students participated in an education symposium on the brain as part of a gift from the Junior Seau Foundation.


Trolley Groundbreaking Celebrated at Manchester Field

Preuss was the site for the Mid-Coast Trolley Groundbreaking celebration which was attended by more than 4,000 people.


‘I See Myself in My Students, and They Inspire Me Every Day’

Preuss college adviser Jessica Resendez-Orozco was named one of the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Latino Champions.


Helping First Generation Students Succeed

Language teacher Viviana Zamora-Luna talks about Preuss and its students with La Prensa San Diego.


Squashing College Dreams, In a Good Way

The San Diego Union Tribune profiles Access Youth Academy, which has worked with Preuss students for 10 years.


Student Interns Dive Deep Into Research

A few seniors spent six weeks in the lab full-time this summer thanks to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.


Students Blast Off to Space Camp

Three lucky students attended the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp thanks to scholarships provided by Fish & Richardson.


Local CEO Speaks to Preuss Graduates

Leonard Comma of Jack in the Box Inc. shared words of wisdom with the Class of 2016 as this year’s special commencement speaker.


Preuss Student Wins 2016 Natural High Video & Essay Contest

Van Nhi Huyn was named Grand Prize Winner and will serve as the Natural High Student Ambassador for 2016.


Finding Success – Through Failure – in AP Classes

The Washington Post talks to Preuss teacher Anne Artz who offers insight into how AP classes benefit students at Preuss.


Robotics Team Shares Love of Science

The Preuss Midnight Mechanics hosted a day of exploration for other young learners at the Kids Who Code event.


Local Rotary Awards Scholarships to Students

Congratulations to Preuss students Ihan Nunow, Stephanie Silvar and Carlos Pedroso who received scholarships from the Rotary Club of La Jolla.


Preuss Ranked One of America’s Most Challenging High Schools

The Washington Post ranked Preuss one of the most challenging high schools in California and #39 in the nation.


Krista Bartlett Named Educator of the Year by Local Rotary

The chair of the Learning Resources Department was presented with a plaque and $1,000 award by the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club.


Preuss Ranked Among Top 10 Schools in State

U.S. News & World Report ranked Preuss 9th in California and one of the top 100 high schools nationally. See the 10 News segment on Preuss’s achievement.


Alumna Monika Langarica to Speak at Annual Benefit

Now an immigration attorney in Northern California, Langarica will share how Preuss helped change her life.


Senior Awarded $20,000 Foot Locker Foundation Scholarship

Cristabel Otero Castaneda was one of 20 scholar athletes around the country recognized for being a leader in school, sports and the community.


Midnight Mechanics Raising Funds to Get to Championship

The Preuss robotics team has a chance to go to the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis. You can help them get there.


Preuss Robotics Team Competes in San Diego Regional

Congratulation to the Midnight Mechanics who made it into the elimination rounds of the recent FIRST Robotics competition.


Important Information Regarding Confidential Student Data

Learn how to request that personal information be removed from California student records that are to be released to a private group as part of a lawsuit against the California Department of Education.


Reimagining Cities of the Future

Preuss middle school students build sustainable cities of tomorrow as part of the Future City Competition.


20th Annual Lytle Scholarship Concert Features Gilbert Castellanos Jan. 31

Proceeds benefit scholarships for Preuss graduates who attend Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego.


Preuss Students Search the Stars

The wonders of the night sky come alive thanks to the Terry Arnold Rising Stars Program.


Teacher Selected to Attend 2015 National Gallery of Art Institute

Marsha Greco, an educator at The Preuss School UCSD in La Jolla, CA was selected as one of only 51 participants of the 2015 National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute on Art of the Renaissance held in Washington, D.C.


Preuss Champions Honored with Revelle Medals

Cecil Lytle and Bud Mehan have been recognized with the most prestigious honor that can be bestowed upon a faculty member at UC San Diego.


Squashing the Odds

Preuss alumna Reyna Pacheco is breaking stereotypes and beating the odds as a professional squash player and student at Columbia University.


Girls in STEM Conference a Success

Preuss hosted the inaugural conference to encourage girls to pursue an education and careers in STEM.


'Bridge for Kids’ Gets Kids in the Game

Fox 5 News highlights local organization, Bridge for Kids, which helps Preuss student athletes receive the tools they need to play and study at the collegiate level.


Give Teachers Time to Collaborate

Preuss is cited as a model for teacher peer-to-peer learning in a recent Education Week commentary on the benefits of expanded learning time.


Fish & Richardson Sends Students to Space Camp

The law firm awarded full scholarships to three Preuss middle school students to attend the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp.


Students Gain Insight into Research Labs, Careers

Eleven Preuss students participated in an intensive two-week summer research program at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.


2014-2015

Preuss Seniors Celebrate Success, Scholarships

Nearly the entire Preuss Class of 2015, 102 out of 103 seniors, has been admitted to a four-year college or university.


Alumna Gets Second Boost from Longtime Preuss Supporters

Indira Esparza, an alumna of Preuss and UC San Diego, will begin grad school at UC San Diego with the inaugural Weil Family Teacher Preparation Fellowship.


Students Participate in Seabass in the Classroom Program

Four Preuss students completed a months-long animal husbandry project by releasing 40 tagged fish into Mission Bay.


Preuss Named an Honor Roll School for 2014

The California business community recognized Preuss as a high-performing, high-poverty school whose students’ achievements outpace comparable schools.


Students Get an Inside Look at Chamber Opera

The UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities’ Arts Outreach Program provides students from Preuss and other schools with first-hand experiences in the arts.


Preuss Ranked Best High School in San Diego County

U.S. News & World Report ranked the school best in the county, 5th in California, 9th best charter school in the country and 39th overall in the nation.


Preuss Named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School

Gold Ribbon schools “provide great examples of the things educators are doing right” says Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Preuss Ranked One of America’s Most Challenging High Schools

The Washington Post ranked Preuss California’s most challenging high school and #21 in the nation.


Health and Wellness Fair To Be Hosted at Preuss

The event will be held May 16 immediately after the parent meeting at Preuss. A variety of free services and screenings will be offered.


Lytle Scholarship Concert Honors ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ – April 17

Proceeds benefit scholarships for Preuss graduates who attend Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego.


Students at Preuss Waste No Water

See the video students made for the San Diegans Waste No Water campaign. You can do your part, too!


Celebrate the Preuss Promise – April 17

Our annual benefit helps ensure that we can continue to provide the transformative power of a Preuss education for years to come.


Inspiring a New Local School

Preuss was one of several area schools that served as a model for a new specialty school set to open this fall.


Preuss Featured in San Diego Magazine’s Big Ideas Issue

Principal Scott Barton was one of 25 San Diegans highlighted in the special issue and advocated for a longer school day and school year.


>Top of the Class

Website Niche.com ranked Preuss in the top 30 best public high schools in California based on stats, test scores and school ratings.


Bus Schedule Changes Effective January 5, 2015

Please take note that the new bus schedule will be in effect when students return to school from break.


In Memoriam: Fiona Tudor

A “versatile contributor to arts, philanthropy,” Fiona Tudor was a valued member of The Preuss School Founders’ Circle.


Longtime Educator Honored with Award

Hugh “Bud” Mehan, UC San Diego professor emeritus and one of the founders of Preuss, received the USD Remarkable Leaders in Education Award.


Volunteers: Good for Preuss, Good for Business

Preuss, like many other non-profits, can benefit greatly from company-sponsored volunteer programs.


Preuss Named One of America’s Top High Schools

Preuss was named the top “change-making” school in “America’s Top High Schools 2014,” a recently-released ranking by The Daily Beast.

2013-2014

Class of 2014 Celebrates Achievements

Senior Daniel Million is one of two recipients of the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. This year’s class has garnered over $1.6 million in award money. Read the article in Times of San Diego and a profile on Daniel Million and his family by KPBS.


Science Teacher Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Shannon Baird is one of 14 educators from across the nation to receive a Frontiers in Science Research Teaching Fellowship from the American Physiology Society.


Time for Teachers is Critical

A new report featuring The Preuss School examines how expanded learning time enables effective teacher development, and benefits student performance.


Running Club Laces Up Shoes to Support Scholarships

The Preuss Running Club joined the UC San Diego community to support student scholarships through the Triton 5K.


U.S. News & World Report Ranks Preuss Best High School

Preuss was named the best high school in San Diego County and a top 5 school in California according to recent rankings. Read the article in the UT San Diego.


Preuss Named One of America’s Most Challenging High Schools

The school was named the top school in San Diego County and #4 in California in the annual ranking by The Washington Post’s educational columnist, Jay Mathews. Mathews also cites Preuss as proof that schools full of low-income kids are not always at a disadvantage.


Gift from Parker Foundation Supports Longer Learning Time

Monies will go to support Preuss’ longer school day and school year as part of the Campaign for Longer Learning Time.


Save the Date: Preuss Benefit May 2

Mark your calendars for the annual celebration to benefit our students.


Spelling it Out

Preuss student Bennett Miller discusses what it was like to participate in the recent U-T San Diego Countywide Spelling Bee.


Scholarship Makes World of Difference to Preuss Grad

Indira Esparza ’11, a UC San Diego junior majoring in political science, discusses how the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship has made a difference.


Grammy-Nominated Bassist Plays for Scholarships

Acclaimed bass guitarist Nathan East, a UC San Diego alumnus, returned to his alma mater for a benefit concert. All proceeds went to scholarships for Preuss grads.


The Benefits of Grades 6-12 Schools

Preuss is cited in article that examines grades 6-12 high schools and how they help some schools boost student achievement.


Alumnus Named One of Forbes ‘30 Under 30’

Khoa Phan
Khoa Phan ’08 is one of Forbes “30 Under 30,” a tally of the brightest young stars in 15 different fields. Phan was recognized for his creative videos.


Make a Pledge for Preuss With Birdies For Charity

Preuss is partnering with Farmers Insurance and the Century Club of San Diego to raise funds through the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open. You can help.


Students Release First Batch of Seabass

Preuss students released the fish as part of Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute's Seabass in the Classroom program.


Leading by Example

Preuss is cited as a successful model for Rochester Institute of Technology’s effort to develop a university-affiliated charter school in Rochester next year.


Educators Participate in Special Army Leadership Training

Principal Scott Barton and Athletic Director Lisa Hawk are two of only 30 school leaders selected to participate in this unique opportunity. See a clip in the San Diego Metropolitan.


Professional Skateboarder Speaks at Preuss

Skateboarder and filmmaker Amelia Brodka spoke recently at Preuss, sharing her story and inspiring students to pursue their dreams.


Preuss Profiled in Triton Magazine

The success of Preuss is highlighted in the recent issue of Triton, UC San Diego’s popular alumni magazine.


Students Attend Forum on San Diego’s Future

Several Preuss students attended a recent public forum with interim San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and Councilman Kevin Faulconer.


Preuss Named A Top Five Charter High School in California

A new report by USC’s Center on Educational Governance ranked the state's top 10 charter schools at the elementary/middle and high school levels.


Give with Target, Get Stuff for Preuss

Preuss can receive up to $10,000 in Target GiftCards for any supplies our students need. You can help.


In Memoriam: Duane Roth

Preuss Founders' Circle and board member, Duane Roth, was a loyal and longstanding supporter of our school. His visionary leadership and friendship will be greatly missed.

Preuss Yearbook


Students Launch Cancer Research Careers at Sanford-Burnham

Ten Preuss students conducted cancer research this summer at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute’s Continuing Umbrella for Research Experiences (CURE) Program.


Recent Grad Selected as ‘Student Leader,’ Wins Trip and Internship

Daisy Flores was selected to participate in Bank of America’s Student Leaders Program, winning a trip to Washington, D.C. and a paid summer internship.


Students Get Chance to Grapple With Global Issues

Preuss student Belen Hernandez Garcia was one of 50 teenage delegates to Sister Cities International’s Youth Leadership Summit in San Antonio.

2012-2013

Preuss Alumna Named Fulbright Scholar

Thuy Hua has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to conduct research abroad in the 2013-2014 academic year.


Perfect Score for Preuss Graduates

The UT-San Diego covers Preuss’ “Perfect 10” as the school’s tenth graduating class achieves a 100 percent acceptance rate to four-year colleges and universities.


Tenth Graduating Class Achieves Record College Acceptance Rate

All 96 students in the Class of 2013 have been accepted to a four-year college or university, marking a milestone for Preuss.


Yearbook Wins First Place at Fair

The Preuss yearbook received a blue ribbon in the Literary Publications division of the Student Showcase at this year’s San Diego County Fair.

Preuss Yearbook


Students Receive Prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarships

Mandy Chan and Saron Goitom are the 25th and 26th Preuss students over the last seven years to receive the coveted “good through graduation” scholarships.


Preuss Named Nation’s Top Transformative High School Again

For the third consecutive year, Newsweek has lauded Preuss for its ability to prepare low-income and first generation students for college and beyond. Read the article in the U-T San Diego.


What is the Preuss Promise?

Lives are transformed when dedicated teachers, hardworking students, supportive families and a caring community work together.


U.S. News & World Report Ranks Preuss 4th in State

Preuss was also ranked the best high school in San Diego County, the 7th best charter school in the nation and 30th overall in the nation.


Local Rotarians Paint Preuss

Members of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary recently volunteered to prime and paint classrooms in six buildings.


Preuss Seniors Among New Chancellor’s Associates Scholars

Preuss is one of three local high schools whose graduates are eligible to receive newly-created Chancellor’s Associates Scholarships at UC San Diego.


Celebrating the Preuss Promise

The annual benefit supports our mission to transform lives and ensure a Preuss education is available for generations to come.


Science Teacher Anne Artz Awarded Einstein Fellowship

Artz, one of only 27 educators selected for the fellowship, will serve for an academic year in Washington, D.C. as a representative and promoter of STEM education.


Students Get Behind the Scenes Look at Arts

An immersion program created by UC San Diego’s Division of Arts and Humanities introduces Preuss students to the rich arts programs at the university.


Preuss Named Local Peacemaker

Preuss was honored with the Local Peacemaker Award by the National Conflict and Resolution Center, a San Diego-based nonprofit specializing in alternative conflict resolution services. The Presidio Sentinel interviews Cecil Lytle about the award and Preuss.


Sharing Strategies for Success at the NASSP Conference

Preuss was invited to present at the National Association for Secondary School Principals Breaking Ranks School Showcase and share what makes the school a success.


The Washington Post Holds Up Preuss as National Model

The newspaper mentions Preuss and cites a new book on the school by one of its founders, UC San Diego professor emeritus Hugh “Bud” Mehan.


Preuss School Reflects Cofounder’s Passion for Teaching

The UT San Diego profiles Peggy Preuss and shares how her passion for teaching and education helped make the school a reality.


Sophomores Named Kuni Scholars

Harry Zhou, Tony Chau and Sam Martin are the first Preuss recipients of awards from the H. William Kuni Scholarship & Mentoring program.

2011-2012

USC Ranks The Preuss School UCSD Top Charter in California

USC's Center on Educational Governance named The Preuss School UCSD as the top charter school in California based on financial health and academic performance. 


Newsweek Ranks The Preuss School UCSD Top Transformative School

For the second consecutive year, The Preuss School UCSD has been named the top transformative school in Newsweek's rankings of America’s Best High Schools.  


U.S. News & World Report Ranking

The Preuss school UCSD was awarded the U.S. News & World Report Gold Medal as one of the top high schools in California (#8) and the Nation (#44).

Events

March 20-24, 2017

6th Grade Camp on Campus

March 24, 2017

Middle School Social

March 27-31, 2017

Spring Break-NO SCHOOL

April 28, 2017

The Preuss Promise Annual Benefit

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