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Associated Student Body (ASB)

ASB stands for Associated Student Body and it represents the interests and goals of the entire Preuss School Student Body. Currently there are two ASB classes - one for middle school to develop leadership skills and a high school class that is part elected and part appointed. Students who enroll in ASB do so because they recognize that there is more to being successful in school than simply doing homework. Having a positive atmosphere during the school day where students feel wanted and accepted is critical to their success. To that end, the officers and appointed members of the ASB class focus on providing engaging activities that ensure a well-rounded high school experience.

Students in ASB plan, organize, and participate in such activities as formal and informal dances, Homecoming, Spirit Week, grade-level competitions, community awareness projects, cultural events, and Staff Recognition throughout the year. Most of the funds for ASB come from the student-run vending program where snacks and drinks are made available to students after their lunch break and on Saturday during SEA.

Students must maintain high academic and citizenship grades to remain in the class and are additionally required to work approximately 10 hours each month outside of the class. Students are elected or appointed to the class each spring for the following school year. If you are interested in being a leader at Preuss, consider running for an office or applying to be appointed to the class.

Contact infomation:
High School ASB Advisor: Anne Artz aartz@ucsd.edu
Middle School ASB Advisor: TJ Carr tncarr@ucsd.edu

FAQ

1. Who is in ASB?

The Preuss School UCSD has Middle and High School ASB. Middle School ASB is made up of 8th graders and the High School ASB is made of grades 9-12. All students who meet the eligibility requirements are allowed to apply for ASB and the selection process includes an essay, an interview, and teacher recommendations.

2. What does ASB do?

The role of ASB is to give back and serve the students at Preuss. The students in ASB work to raise school spirit in events held during lunch and during events such as Homecoming. They also work to raise student involvement in community service projects.

3. Where does ASB get their money?

Most of the school’s money comes from the Snack Shack where students buy their snacks and treats after lunch. Each grade also has its own fundraisers for specific events such as the 10th grade museum trip, senior events, or 6th grade camp. 

4. How can I be an ASB member?

Being an ASB member is easy! All you have to do is fill out an application and get an interview. You have the option of running for an office or just be an appointed member. Everyone has a role in ASB and you should become a part of it! The Associated Student Body is composed of students that are either voted in or chosen by the executive board and class presidents.