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Community Meetings With The Principal

8:30am until 9:30am in the Faculty Dining Room on the following dates:

December 1st
January 12th
February 2nd
March 2nd
April 6th
May 4th

School Site Council 3pm-4pm in the FDR

1/17 Agenda
Dates:  1/17, 2/28, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16

SELAC 4:30pm-5:30pm in room C-6

Dates: 11/29, 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25

DELAC 6pm-8pm at the District Office

Dates:  12/11, 1/17, 2/6, 3/13, 4/17, 5/8

AP Information Presentation


Winter Recess

All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed Monday, February 20, through Friday, February 24, for Winter Recess.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas de SJUSD estarán cerradas del lunes, 20 de febrero al viernes, 24 de febrero de 2017, debido a las vacaciones de invierno.

A Day in the Life of a Charger




Debut Dance




Student Climate Survey


Advanced Placement Informational Night:

Thurs. March 2, 5:30pm in Leland Media Center

Is your child interested in taking an AP class next year?  Leland will be holding an AP Information Night on Thursday, March 2nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm beginning in Leland Media Center.  There will be a brief informational session about AP course offerings at Leland including a student panel talking about their experiences in AP classes followed by three breakout sessions where students and parents will be able to choose among presentations made by Leland teachers about the specific AP classes that they teach.  Teachers will discuss curriculum and expectations about their classes and provide time to answer questions you may have.  We hope you are able to join us.

SAT School Day

Juniors have the opportunity to take the SAT with Essay Test at all SJUSD High Schools on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, during the regular school day. Leland Juniors have already registered for this test. Please click here for an overview of what to expect on test day and answers to FAQs.

AP Testing Sign-ups will begin on MARCH 6 and continue through March 24. Students will sign up and pay in their AP class with their AP Teacher. The price per test is $90.  A Student may be eligible to pay $5 per AP test IF the family submitted the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application by September 23, 2016 or anytime in 2015. The student’s name must be marked on the teacher’s AP Test $5 fee list to receive this reduced fee. (You only need to submit the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application once). 

*Students may pay for all tests with one check made payable to Leland High School. Payment may also be made with cash or by using a credit/debit card.

*Students must have a current student ID card to sign up for AP Tests.

*If a student is unable to signup for the test with their AP class, they may go to the bank before or after school or during brunch or lunch to sign up and pay for the AP Test.

*Deadline for signing up for AP Tests at Leland, which includes payment at the time of sign ups, is Friday, March 24th.

*If there is a financial difficulty that affects a student’s ability to make this payment, he/she may speak with their teacher.

*AP Chinese Language and Culture Test Sign-up Information

The AP Chinese Language and Culture test is offered at Leland as a courtesy for Leland students who attend Saturday Chinese School hosted at our site. There are 25 spots available for the AP Chinese test. Leland students may sign up for this test at the same time that they sign up for their other AP tests. If this is the only AP test a student will be taking, her/she should come to the school bankbefore or after school or during brunch or lunch to sign up for the test and make the payment.

*Non-Leland students may sign up to take the AP Chinese test that is offered at Leland starting March 20, provided there are spots left.  They can signup at the bank after school from 3:00 to 3:30.  The bank is located directly across from the main office.  The deadline for signing up (and paying) for the test is March 24th. 

*The AP Chinese test is also given at the following locations:
Alameda High School: 2201 Encinal Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 337-7022
Palo Alto High School: 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA (650) 329-3710
Leigh High School: 5210 Leigh Ave, San Jose, CA 95124 (408) 558-3065

*Non-Leland students may signup to take any AP test that is offered at Leland High School starting March 20th.  They can sign up at the bank after school from 3:00 to 3:30.  The bank is located directly across from the main office.  Deadline for signing up for AP tests at Leland is March 24th.


California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)  Information and Opt Out Process

Each spring, schools across California participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP.

This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the pilot administration of the California Science Tests (CAST).

These assessments help school districts and the state monitor student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which support more rigorous instruction and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil (CAASPP) Información y Processo de Exclusión

Cada primavera, las escuelas de todo California participan en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP.

Este año, sus hijos participarán en la Evaluación Acumulativa Smarter Balanced (SBAC) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas, en la Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA), y dependiendo del nivel de grado que cursen, en la administración de la prueba piloto de los Exámenes de Ciencia de California (CAST).

Estas evaluaciones ayudan a los distritos escolares y al estado a vigilar el progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS), los cuales apoyan el que se imparta enseñanza más rigurosa y que existan expectativas académicas más altas para todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.

Leland Looks To De-Stress And Destigmatize

Learn about what the Let’s Erase The Stigma — Bring Change 2 Mind (LETS) Club is doing at Leland High School to destigmatize mental health and reduce student stress.
San Jose Mercury News

Senior Parents

You will be able to order graduation flowers for your senior graduate beginning now until June 3rd!  click here to order

Gay Brasher Recognized By The Board Of Education

Gay Brasher
The Board of Education wishes to recognize Ms. Gay Brasher, legendary Leland HS speech and debate coach and veteran educator in her 50th year in the profession, who recently received the Marcella E. Oberle Award from the National Communication Association for her dedication to her craft and students. Congratulations Mrs. Brasher!




Leland Robotics

Leland Robotics competed at Chezy Champs, an offseason competition at
Bellarmine College Preparatory on September 24th-25th, playing the 2016 game,
FIRST Stronghold. The team was chosen to be part of the 1st alliance, working
with Spartan Robotics, from Mountain View High School, Citrus Circuits from
Davis Senior High School, and Presentation Invasion from Presentation High
School. After setting the tournament high score during the semi-finals, the
alliance won the tournament and were named Chezy Champions! Congrats to the
Leland Robotics team!