College Day

College day is on Wednesday, October 16th.  It is an important day at Otay Ranch High! There are going to be many activities going on so please read this information carefully.

We will be on a special minimum day schedule on that day.  All students should report to their 1st period class by 7:30 a.m.  

9th Grade 

Informative activities are planned for 9th grade students which include digital citizenship, career planning, and character development.  Check the schedule to see your location for each session. 

What to Bring: Your charged laptop computer.  Make sure you have logged in recently.  

10th and 11th Grade 

10th and 11th grade students will take the  PSAT which is a practice exam for the college entrance exams that students take for the first time in the Spring of 11th grade.   It challenges students to think critically, measuring their reading, math and writing skills. Students receive a score report in January that describes their strengths and areas of growth.  Check your testing room location in advance so that you know where to report after 1st period.  Students will have to place their backpacks in a separate area in the classroom on test day. No cell phones will be allowed on your person during the test. Please make sure to eat a good breakfast and get plenty of rest the night before. There will be no nutrition break. 

What to Bring:  #2 pencils, 4 function calculator from the  approved list, Student I.D. card, a book to read when you are finished

12th Grade

Seniors will have 3 options.  After 1st period, they can do community service on their own, arrange for a job shadowing experience or sign up for college application workshops held in the computer labs.  If they choose to stay on campus for the college application workshop, they should sign up using this Google Form.  The permission form explains how to fulfill their responsibilities for each of the options. 

What to Bring: Signed permission form


Day of the Dead Celebration

Day of the Dead Celebration. Friday Ocotober 18 in the Pavilion and theater. 5:30 to 8 pm. $5 tickets. Performances by Pangkat Sayaw, Mariachi Los Potrillos, Balet Folklorico Teyacapan, Baile Folklorico Wa-Kushma.

Day of the Dead Celebration. Friday October 18 in the Pavilion and theater. 5:30 to 8 pm. $5 tickets. Performances by Pangkat Sayaw, Mariachi Los Potrillos, Balet Folklorico Teyacapan, Baile Folklorico Wa-Kushma.


Building and Construction Trades Fair

5th Annual Building and construction Trades Fair

Saturday, December 7th, 2019 (8:30 – 10:30 AM)

Castle Park High School Gym

Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) STEM, Apprenticeship Programs, Trade Unions, Colleges, Suppliers, Contractors, Builders & More!

Fair Flyer


Homecoming Spirit Week


AP Exam Sale

We received word shortly before we went on break from our National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) grant partner that a significant amount of the grant money from this year’s portion of the grant will be dedicated to reducing the costs our students pay to purchase AP English, Math, and Science exams. As a result we temporarily halted the sale of AP Exams in order to work out the logistics.

We are now ready to begin re-selling AP Exams. AP Exam sales will run from Thursday Oct 10th – Friday, October 25th. Students may purchase exams in the ASB and must pay with cash or checks made payable to Otay Ranch ASB.
Attached to this message you will also find an updated order form.
Students will need to print this form and bring it with them when they pay for exams at the ASB. The order form clearly identifies which exams qualify for the NMSI fee reduction and which do not.

  • The AP Exam Fee is $94 per exam and $142 for the AP Capstone-Seminar Exam for exams that do not qualify for the NMSI fee reduction
  • The AP Exam Fee for exams qualifying for the NMSI fee reduction is $47 per exam
  • Students who qualify to receive free or reduced lunch will pay $40 per exam and $10 per exam for NMSI Qualifying Exams. The AP Capstone-Seminar Exam will cost $40 for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Thank you for your patience as we worked through this process and please feel free to contact the AP Coordinator for Otay Ranch High, Ms. Melanie (Kray at melanie.kray@sweetwaterschools.org) if you have any questions.

Updated order form



ORHS Homecoming 2019. Saturday Ocotber 26. 7 to 11 pm at Seaworld San Diego

Homecoming is coming up very soon and we’re currently selling tickets for $65 (Student) and $75 (Guest) at Windows 4 & 5. Don’t miss out on #TheHappiestHocoOnEarth ft. The Electric Eel Roller Coaster on Saturday, 10/26 from 7-11pm at Seaworld San Diego! ✨🌎🌌#ORHSHoco19


Mustang Homework Zone

Begins August 20th
Where: ORH Library
When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Time: Before school (6:50 – 7:20 am) and after school (2:45 – 4:30 pm)
Peer connection tutors available before and after school
Plus certified teacher support.