University High School is a comprehensive high school in Orange County, California, with an enrollment of 2,171 students. The school’s 55-acre campus is in close proximity to several institutions of higher learning, including the University of California, Irvine, Concordia University and Chapman University. In addition, University High School is the home of the Orange County Deaf and Hard of Hearing program with an enrollment of 62 students who fully participate in the school’s academic, athletic, and activities programs. Ninety-seven percent of University High School graduates enter post-secondary educational programs.
University High School students have consistently been successful in national and state academic awards programs such as the National Merit Scholarship Program, the Siemens Foundation Awards Program, and the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program. Approximately 80% of our graduating seniors have/will meet a minimum college preparatory course of study.
University High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). University High School is frequently recognized by national publications for being an outstanding college prep high school. In the past several years alone, University High School has appeared on top high school lists compiled by the Washington Post, Newsweek and US News and World Report. In 2015, University High School had the honor of being labeled a Gold Ribbon School, which honors outstanding, innovative schools throughout the state of California.
The school’s mission is to enable each student to become a contributing member of society with an appreciation for complexity and ambiguity, empowered with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to meet the challenges of a changing world by providing the highest quality educational experience we can envision.
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