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The Preuss School UC San Diego is a unique charter middle and high school for low-income scholars who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college. Located on the UC San Diego campus, nearly 100% of graduates of The Preuss School go on to higher education. Recognized as the best high school in the county by U.S. News & World Report, we are empowering scholars, elevating families and transforming communities.

School Safety Updates

Safety remains our top priority as we resume in-person learning. Our school follows health guidelines established by the University of California, which include masking indoors for all, daily symptom and exposure screening, as well as COVID-19 testing and vaccination.

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2021 Commencement

Congratulations to The Preuss School Class of 2021! Among 108 seniors, 96% were accepted to at least one four-year college or university, while a record 52 were accepted to UC San Diego. The entire cohort will be the first in their family to graduate from college.

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The Preuss Promise

At The Preuss School UC San Diego, we have made a promise to prepare low-income, first-generation students to succeed in college and career. We do this through a unique partnership with a world-class university, longer learning times, experiential internships and a college mentorship program.

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Dr. Helen V. Griffith

Dr. Helen V. Griffith Selected by RISE San Diego as a Community Change Agent

Graduates at 2019 Commencement at The Preuss School

Ninety-Six Percent of Seniors at The Preuss School UC San Diego Accepted to a University

Student in classroom

Preuss Holds Vaccination Events for Students and Families

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