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Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is crucial to improving student achievement, and building and maintaining a school environment where all students can thrive. Uni High has an active parent community and you can participate in many ways. We have four councils where parents can be elected members and actively take part in our school governance through decision making via consensus:

  • Local School Leadership Council
  • University High School Governing Council
  • School Site Council (SSC)
  • English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
In addition, we also need parents support on the Uni High Education Foundation, (UHEF). The UHEF was created as a 501(c)(3) charitable, tax-exempt corporation in 1985.   Parents who may not have the time to take on an elected role are still invited to attend these monthly meetings.
Parents who would like to volunteer, support teachers by chaperoning a field trip, or have more direct interaction and support onsite with students and teachers need to complete paperwork for approval. Here is the website for the volunteer clearance process.


University High School Governing Council

This council plays a key role in monitoring academic programs at Uni.

School Site Council

Parents retain four seats (25% of the voting members) on University High School's School Site Council (SSC). The SSC, which is a decision-making council comprised of teachers, students, staff, and parents, meets once a month after school at 3:50pm (check school calendar for dates). This elected body oversees and decides upon how our schools annual Title I funding will be used to support students. Parents and other community members are welcome at these meetings even if they are not elected members. Elections are held annually in September. Join the Parent Involvement Schoology Group to stay connected with current events and meetings. The code to join the Parent Involvement Schoology Group is CGSR-WN3G-C7VFT.

Title I 

"Title I" generally refers to the federal compensatory education services and funding provided to students and schools under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I Schools are schools that have a large proportion (generally over 40%) of students who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. University High School has over 75% free and reduced lunch qualified students. For more information on income eligibility for the National School Lunch Program, please refer to the CDE website.  Aside from receiving free or reduced-price meals, students who qualify for Title I services also qualify for a variety of other benefits:

  • Fee Waivers for PSAT, SAT, SAT II (Subject), and ACT tests

  • Partial Fee Waivers for Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

Schools also receive additional funding based on the percentage of their student population who qualify for Title I Services. These funds are used to increase and facilitate parent involvement at the school, and upgrade the instructional program throughout the school. University High School details how those funds are spent in the annual Single Plan for Student Achievement and votes on how budgets will be allocated every spring for the following year.


The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is composed of the parents of the English Learners at Uni High and discuss issues concerning the English Learner community. Many times, these issues are school wide issues like attendance. All parents, whether they are parents of English Learners or not, are welcome to attend and participate in the meetings. There are five elected officers that will make decisions and submit recommendations to the School Site Council. Click on the ELAC link on the top left to be directed to the ELAC page and find out more about our meetings.