In accordance with Governor Newsom's Order on March 19th, all District campuses and offices are closed to the public until further notice.

Welcome to Central Union High School


Central Union High School
1001 Brighton Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
We hope that you are enjoying your summer vacation. As we prepare for the 2020-21 school year, Central Union High School is looking forward to beginning our 113th year of pride, tradition and academic excellence! As of today, Imperial County Public Health Department guidelines provide that local school buildings remain closed to students, meaning that students are not physically on campus. As such, we are preparing for a school year that is likely to begin with distance learning when school resumes on August 11th, 2020.
When we are authorized by the Imperial County Public Health Department to bring our students back on to our campuses, we will do so in accordance with the guidelines that protect the health of our students, staff, and our community. We are planning for a school year that will allow for distance learning and in-person learning as conditions allow. Our goal is to return students to the school setting while maintaining safety and limiting the spread of COVID-19. You should anticipate that the school year will progress in stages, starting with distance learning and transitioning into on campus learning for students. Please review the student/parent handbook for safety protocols with regard to returning to campus.
At this time we would like to request information from you in regards to what method of instruction you would prefer for your child. If you would like to have your child participate in Distance Learning for the entire first semester (despite the Public Health Department’s recommendations or allowances) and not return to campus for on-campus instruction, please complete the online survey at the link provided below or go to www.spartansnet.net to access the link on our website.
Students must pick up registration packets from the Central Union High School Office, so they can be completed before registration or schedule pick up dates.  Registration packets will be available beginning July 20th, between 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. All documents must be reviewed, completed, dated, and signed.  Beginning this year,  all freshmen and new students to the district must present (2) copies/originals of recent documentation from two different agencies dated June or July of 2020 (IID, rent, water, gas, phone, or cable bills) to verify residency. All returning CUHS students will not be required to resubmit residency verification this school year.  It will expedite the process if you bring copies of your bills. Please note: all freshman and new students (regardless of grade) to Central must attend registration as follows.  
NOTE: Only one parent and the student allowed, who must wear face coverings, should attend registration and schedule pick up due to Covid 19 Guidelines. Everyone should follow the health screening checklist before arriving at the school which is included in the student/parent handbook.
REGISTRATION DATES AND TIMES (Gymnasium - enter from Holt Ave.)
     Freshmen (A-C)                    Monday, July 27                         8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m./ 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     Freshmen (D-I)                     Tuesday, July 28                        8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m./ 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     Freshmen (J-P)                     Wednesday, July 29                  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m./ 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     Freshmen (Q-T)                    Thursday, July 30                      8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m./ 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     Freshmen (U-Z)                    Friday, July31                            8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m./ 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     All returning student – please submit your registration packet when you pick up your schedule.
     Seniors (A-L)                                    Thursday, July 30                      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     Seniors (M-Z)                                   Thursday, July 30                      12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     Juniors (A-L)                                    Friday, July 31                           8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     Juniors (M-Z)                                    Friday, July 31                          12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.     
     Sophomores (A-L)                            Monday, August 3                      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     Sophomores (M-Z)                            Monday, August 3                     12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     Freshmen (A-L)                                Tuesday, August 4                     8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     Freshmen (M-Z)                                Tuesday, August 4                     12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Para ver esta carta en español, haga clic en este enlace: click here

Central Union High School Class of 2020 Graduation

All District Office and Schools Closed to the Public Beginning March 20, 2020

In accordance the Governor Newsom’s Stay Home Order issued on March 19, 2020 (N-33-20), the Central Union High School District and all its schools and office are closed to the public effective March 20, 2020.  Only essential employees are working on site to ensure the delivery of essential services.  Many other employees are working remotely.
If you need to contact someone in the school district, please use the Staff Directory function located on the top banner of our web page.

Campus Closures are extended through the end of the School Year.

In alignment with recommendations from the Governor and State Superintendent of Schools, today we are announcing the extension of school facility closures through the remainder of the school year. While this means our school facilities won't be physically open for students, THE SCHOOL YEAR IS NOT OVER!
Distance Learning is happening at all CUHSD schools online. If you need help with a device or connecting to a teacher, please contact Mr. Lyon at clyon@mycuhsd.org or Mrs. Petter at tpetter@mycuhsd.org.
We will have more information on end of year activities, summer school and grades soon.



Principal Message

Dear Parents, Students, Alumni and Friends,

As the Principal of Central Union High School, I am looking forward to another great year.  It is an honor to work with over 1900 students and nearly 160 staff members to ensure a positive and rewarding experience for your student. Central Union High School is proud of our rich history of academic, extra-curricular, and athletic programs designed to benefit and advance student curricular and extracurricular achievements.  We offer a variety of course offerings and pathways that are rigorous and supported by wonderful staff members working to ensure students’ academic success.  Additionally, our students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities that allow our students to showcase their talents throughout the year from athletic teams, Robotics Team,  cheerleading, tall flags, majorettes, Spar-teens and The Great Spartan Band to just name a few. 

This year (and every year), the students and staff of Central Union will work towards shaping the future of our students by developing skills, abilities, and knowledge. The Central Union staff believes that teaching above and beyond the standards helps ensure all students are Career and College Ready. Central Union is very proud of our rich traditions and we look forward to providing a safe and positive learning environment for all students. Help us encourage your students to become involved in our programs outside of the regular school day. Student organizations, clubs, and athletics all promote and support school community involvement and academic success.

I look forward to working with the many families that trust the Central Union staff to educate and care for their students. The administration team is always available to meet and discuss school issues or the individual progress of any student with parents, guardians, and the students themselves. Additionally, our excellent counselors and other support staff make themselves available at all times to assist in supporting our students’ experience.

To make the school year the best for you and your student please support Central Union High School in any way you can. Consider becoming part of the Spartan family, by joining the Spartan Athletic Club, our Band Booster club, or volunteering for help with school events and activities. I look forward to making the high school experience a positive and memorable one for you and your student. We hope to see you at our many activities that make high school a great experience!  On behalf of the staff here at Central Union, thanks for supporting us and your student and making this a great year!


Craig Lyon

Go Spartans!!!

SEXUAL HARASSMENT STATEMENT: It is the policy of the Central Union High School District, in keeping with efforts to establish and maintain an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of our district are respected, that sexual harassment of students and employees is unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated

What's New


Sept. 16th - Minimum Day Sept. 18th - Home Football game @ 6 p.m. Sept. 21st - School Site Council @ 4 p.m.


Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon



Please complete the online survey at the link provided below. The deadline to fill out the survey is July 10, 2020:

(complete la encuesta en línea en el enlace que se proporcina a continuación. La fecha para completar la encuesta es el 10 de julio):



Click here for all summer school up to date information you need for this year's summer school.
Monica Martinez, Summer Program Principal
Leonor Felix, Migrant Specialist
Marco Miramon, Special Education Director

Class of 2020 Graduation


Click here for the CUHS Graduation Ceremony

This link will be active until June 12, 2020
The Graduation Ceremony survey is closed and the results are 64% of Graduates and Parents want a live in person ceremony in the Fall.  Schools will consult with families and graduates to plan a tentative date for Fall Ceremonies.  These ceremonies will include students seated on the field or in the theater, crossing the stage, photos and names read aloud.  They may also include fireworks.
KYMA in Yuma is helping the Class of 2020.  Check out their web page
Many families and parents are organizing local events such as parades around town or at the shopping mall.  The District, nor its schools, are sponsoring or organizing the events.  We encourage all participants to be safe, follow social distancing guidelines and obey all traffic laws.
There is great interest in planning Class Reunion events next year.  Class of 2020 Alumni and their families can plan a Senior Picnic, Dance and more.  Your school will assist in the planing for those events.  Contact your class advisor if you would like to help.


Online Learning Resources 

To access the Instructional Support Team (IST) website, click on the banner or link below.

Online Learning Banner

Visit: cuhsd.info/learning


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Parent please take a moment to talk to your student about the ALICE training video (BELOW). This video/procedures have been discussed in the classrooms with the students. This short video shows what to do in the event of an emergency should something happen on our campus:

Alice Training - CUHSD



Craig Lyon