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    Yreka High School is a comprehensive high school located in the county seat of Siskiyou County.  Yreka High School was established in 1893; the District was called Siskiyou County Unified School District until 1961 when it became Yreka Union High School District. Originally students came from all over Siskiyou County to attend the high school, but in 1916 the school burned down, resulting in the construction of a new Yreka High School and five other branch high schools built in the communities of McCloud, Mount Shasta, Weed, Dorris, and Fort Jones.  In 1918 a larger, two-story structure was built to replace the destroyed one; this building was used until 1958, when a new school complex was constructed that is used today.  In 1954 the school gymnasium was built, and in 1989 renovations were made when lattice wood siding was placed inside the gym. New bleachers were installed in 2001.  In 2009 the gym floor was resurfaced and the gym walls were repainted and relit, allowing for a brighter feel.

    A state of the art technology center was built in 1992 when the industrial shop facility burned down.  It includes a modern wood shop, a business and computer occupations center, a CAD (Computer Assisted Drawing) studio, and a technology lab. Modernization of the current school facility occurred in 1993, when the classrooms in the two main wings were renovated and the hallways were converted to staff and storage use. This restructuring resulted in the creation of two additional classrooms in the east wing.  A large student union was built in 2000, adjacent to the old cafeteria, with lockers and tables for students. It serves as a meeting place for students before and between class times. The modern, efficient kitchen provides quality food service for students. 

      Continuous improvement to the site includes an agriculture barn built in 1997 and enlarged in 2003, as well as a new greenhouse completed in 2009, with a new cattle barn completed in 2011 and a fenced area slated to be completed during the 2013-2014 school year. The Natural Resources and Landscaping classes worked together to design and are in process of implementing an outdoor classroom.  The outdoor classroom will contain a pond area as well as outdoor workspace and benches for classroom work.  In 2011, the entire heating/air system was redesigned and energy efficient systems were installed, work continues to update the heating and air units and thermometers in the classrooms. 

    Posted 11/29/22
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    There are services designed to meet the individual needs of the disabled student to the same extent that the needs of non-disabled students are met.  This may be all general education, or a combination of general and special education services.  It is very important you contact your child’s academic counselor or the Direction of Psychological Services if:

    -Your child has an active special education individual education plan (IEP) you believe the school district is not currently aware of;

    -Your child has an identified disabling condition that you suspect substantially limits their access to the regular curriculum or their ability to benefit from the general curriculum;

    -You suspect your child has a disabling condition substantially limiting their access to the regular curriculum or their ability to benefit from the general curriculum.

     

    Jennifer Truttman, YHS Academic Counselor, Grades 9 and 10 (530-842-6151)

    MaryAnn Busby, YHS Academic Counselor, Grades 11 and 12 (530-842-6151)

    Rhonda Daws, YHS Principal (530-842-6151)

    Garren Hannon, Principal, Discovery High and Community Day School (530-842-1659)

    Josh Car, Director of Categorical Programs, Yreka Adult School (530-842-3988)

     

    Maria Haywood, YUHSD Director of Psychological Services / Special Education (530-842-6151)

     

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    Yreka High School is a comprehensive high school located in the county seat of Siskiyou County.  Yreka High School was established in 1893; the District was called Siskiyou County Unified School District until 1961 when it became Yreka Union High School District. Originally students came from all over Siskiyou County to attend the high school, but in 1916 the school burned down, resulting in the construction of a new Yreka High School and five other branch high schools built in the communities of McCloud, Mount Shasta, Weed, Dorris, and Fort Jones.  In 1918 a larger, two-story structure was built to replace the destroyed one; this building was used until 1958, when a new school complex was constructed that is used today.  In 1954 the school gymnasium was built, and in 1989 renovations were made when lattice wood siding was placed inside the gym. New bleachers were installed in 2001.  In 2009 the gym floor was resurfaced and the gym walls were repainted and relit, allowing for a brighter feel.

    A state of the art technology center was built in 1992 when the industrial shop facility burned down.  It includes a modern wood shop, a business and computer occupations center, a CAD (Computer Assisted Drawing) studio, and a technology lab. Modernization of the current school facility occurred in 1993, when the classrooms in the two main wings were renovated and the hallways were converted to staff and storage use. This restructuring resulted in the creation of two additional classrooms in the east wing.  A large student union was built in 2000, adjacent to the old cafeteria, with lockers and tables for students. It serves as a meeting place for students before and between class times. The modern, efficient kitchen provides quality food service for students. 

      Continuous improvement to the site includes an agriculture barn built in 1997 and enlarged in 2003, as well as a new greenhouse completed in 2009, with a new cattle barn completed in 2011 and a fenced area slated to be completed during the 2013-2014 school year. The Natural Resources and Landscaping classes worked together to design and are in process of implementing an outdoor classroom.  The outdoor classroom will contain a pond area as well as outdoor workspace and benches for classroom work.  In 2011, the entire heating/air system was redesigned and energy efficient systems were installed, work continues to update the heating and air units and thermometers in the classrooms.