Why Us

97% Graduation Rate

UCSD's rigorous curriculum helps to contribute to a regularly high graduation rate.

Higher Education

71% of UCSD Graduates attend higher education including 4-year and 2-year colleges as well as trade schools.

Co-Curricular Activities

80% of all students participate in co-curricular activities including academic and sports offerings.

Educational Experience

Teachers average 10 years of experience and teach a curriculum that reflects best practices in education and motivates students.

Student of the Week

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KC is a phenomenal student.  Not only does he demonstrate a solid work ethic and an interest in learning, but he comes in with a positive attitude each day, brightening the classroom community around him.  With a brilliant sense of humor, measured responses, and generous enthusiasm. ~Ms. Vowell

- May 16 - 20, 2022

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Aaron is eternally optimistic and an avid learner. He willingly accepts challenges and takes pride in his work. He is kind, collaborative, self-motivated, and has a wonderful sense of humor, he truly makes class a better place. ~Ms. Eustace, Geography Teacher

- May 9 - 12, 2022

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Maxine has shown so much growth this school year, she is hardworking, focused, and she never gives up. She is also helpful, kind, and makes sure that the people around her are happy and feel supported. ~Mrs. Eustace , 5/6 Teacher

- May 2 - 6, 2022

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In math class, Adam always has a positive, can-do attitude and enjoys being challenged.  Adam is a leader in the math classroom and sets a high standard for his classmates to strive for.  ~ Ms. Jarvis, Math Teacher

- April 25 - 29, 2022

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Caeley consistently rises to the challenge in class. She works hard, asks questions when uncertain, and does it all with a humorous and positive attitude. I appreciate her candor and zeal - she is such a welcome addition to our classroom community!  ~Ms. Vowell, Spanish Teacher

- April 18 - 22, 2022


Amirelle is such a joy to have in class. She is kind to her classmates, hard-working in class, and ready to help out at any time. Keep being a rock star, Amirelle! ~Ms. Peter, 5/6 Teacher

- March 7 - 11, 2022

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Dalyla is an amazing student. Always on task, on time, and willing to help out her friends to complete their assignments. She is respectful, friendly, and an independent learner. I foresee an amazing future ahead of you. ~ Mrs. Holloway, Science Teacher

- February 28 - March 4, 2022

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Princess is a fabulously unique student.  She has an incredible drive to succeed and works hard to understand material given to her.  A wonderful self-advocate, Princess is able to express herself clearly, and make sure her voice is heard.  ~Ms. Vowell, Spanish Teacher

- February 21 - 25, 2022

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Natahlie is an awesome student.  She fully participates in class discussions and has insightful comments.  Her academic skills are excellent.  She also has a strong sense of pride in her school. ~Ms. Nininger, World History Teacher

- February 14 - 18, 2022

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Alexis is a conscientious and motivated student and a great classmate. He has a great sense of humor, but he is balanced and mature enough to know when to use it! He completes work efficiently, helps others, and always shares his unique perspective in class discussions.  ~Mrs. Eustace, 5/6 Teacher

- January 24 - 28, 2022

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Dwayne is a hard worker and a team player! He is always ready for class and enthusiastic about completing his assignments. He also helps his classmates when needed. ~ Mrs. Holloway, Science Teacher

- January 17 - 21, 2022

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Glenyll is an excellent student in Marine Biology. Her enthusiasm for the subject paired with her well-developed academic skills allow Glenyll to be very successful mastering the course material. ~Mr. Gregory, Marine Biology Teacher

- January 3 - 7, 2022

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Joselina is an amazing caring person. She sees those around her and helps without being asked. She works to be the best student she can in science class, always striving to improve. Your Future is bright, keep being you, Joselina! ~ Ms. Poole, Science Teacher

- December 13 - 17, 2021

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Kailani is an absolute joy to have in class! Her kindness and compassion shine through in everything she does! Even when silent and learning sign language, you can see her heart and joy shine through. Keep being amazing, Kailani! ~Ms. Peter, 5/6 Teacher

- December 6 - 10, 2021

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Amanda is a super student and kind person.  She is friendly and conscientious.  I am lucky enough to have her for two classes.  Amanda is always ready to work and eager to learn.   ~Ms. Nininger, Alaska History Teacher

- November 29 - December 3, 2021

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Stonewall is a wonderful role model and leader. He is an enthusiastic learner with an unflappable positive outlook.  Each day in math class, Stonewall shows up ready to learn; he is excited to be here and that rubs off on his classmates!  Keep up the excellent work!  ~Ms. Jarvis, Math Teacher

- November 15 - 19, 2021

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Denzel is an efficient worker, a helpful classmate and a compassionate and caring friend. Denzel never backs down from a challenge, he takes his work seriously and holds himself to a high standard. Well done, Denzel!  ~Mrs. Eustace, 5/6 Teacher

- November 8 - 12, 2021