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Willow Glen High School Registrar's Office

Welcome to Willow Glen High School Registrar's Page.

We hope to provide you with all the information you need and to assist you or your child through his or her educational career. 

Our job is to assist you with preparing your student to obtain a great education and help prepare you for life after high school, weather it be obtaining a college degree or joining the workforce. 

On this page you will find information on requesting transcripts, enrolling your student, getting help with the Campus Portal and much more! We hope to see you soon!

Go Rams!


Office Hours

  Monday - Friday
  7:30 am - 3:00 pm


Contact Us

  Registrar.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  AddressWillow Glen High School
 2001 Cottle Avenue
 San Jose, CA 95125
  Phone(408) 535-6330 ext. 67638
  Fax(408) 535-2353



  Academic Calendar
  Calendario de enseñanza
  Infinite Campus Portal Login Help
  Course Catalog
  Catálogo de Cursos de la Escuela Preparatoria
  Education Verification Requests
  Enrolling your student
  Graduation Requirements
  Transcript Request
  Transfer & Withdrawal Information


Enrollment Information

Students wishing to enroll at Willow Glen High School must visit the Enrollment Center in order to register. Once your student has been enrolled, please ensure you bring the withdrawal paperwork from your previous school to the Registrar's Office located in room R107.

You will need to bring the following:

  • Withdrawal Form from prior school
  • Transcript (can be unofficial)
  • Grades at the time of your withdrawal
  • Immunization records
  • Any Special Education information if applicable

Once received, our Assistant Principal of Instruction will schedule the student in the appropriate courses.


Education Verification Requests

Employers, educational institutions and the like may verify a current or former student's education online by submitting a request. Turnaround time is between 1-3 business days. Please fax or email your request (no phone calls please.)


Transcript Requests

All requests for transcripts, official and unofficial, must be submitted online. Once received, your transcript will be ready for pick up or mailed within 1-3 business days. There is no fee for transcripts. 


Transfer & Withdrawal Information

In order to withdraw your student from WGHS, the legal guardian must disenroll the student in person with the Registrar in room R107. Please allow 15-20 minutes for the process. An appointment will help expedite the process. To request an appointment, please contact the Registrar by email or phone. All school debts (Library, Textbooks, Athletics, etc.) must be cleared prior to or at time of check out. 


Student Handbook

The San José Unified Student Handbook is designed to help students and families understand the board policies, California laws, and school district procedures that ensure students have every opportunity to succeed in a safe learning environment.

The handbook contains a wealth of information that should be used as a guide to help you throughout the school year. You’ll find resources like the instructional calendar, a list of school organizations and committees to consider joining, expectations for attendance, behavior guidelines, and graduation requirements.

SJUSD Student Handbook

Informational Links

Information coming soon


Welcome to the Graduation Page

Congratulations almost 2018 graduates!  Please read the important information below regarding graduation activities.

Wednesday May 30Senior FinalsPeriods 2, 4, 6
Thursday May 31Senior FinalsPeriods 1, 3, 5
Friday June 1Farewell RallyMandatory school day for seniors
Monday June 4Graduation Breakfast8:30-10:00am, cafeteria, free
Monday June 4Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal10:00am-12:00pm, football stadium.  Bring sunscreen, hat, water!
Tuesday June 5Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal9:00am-11:00am, football stadium.  Bring sunscreen, hat, water!
Tuesday June 5Graduation6:30pm, Municipal Rose Garden.  Graduates line-up at 5:30pm


Tickets are not required for the graduation ceremony and seating is first come-first served.  We respectfully request that families do not save more than four seats for family members.  Disabled seating is available on either side of general seating and is also first come-first served.  For additional information, please contact Thao Pham at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Weekly Parent Newsletter

Please click here to see archive of parent weekly newsletter administered by the Parent Club.

If you are interested in receiving the weekly WGHS newsletter, please send your email request to our Parent Club coordinator at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Newsletters are mailed every Monday and contain information regarding upcoming events, etc.  This is a great way to stay informed!


Our location is 2001 Cottle Ave., San Jose, Ca. 95125
Phone: 408 535 6330
Fax: 408 535 2353


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Alumni / History

Alumni News

Class of 1977 40th Reunion!
We are currently in the planning stages and looking for help.  For more information, please visit our Facebook page at Willow Glen High School Class of 1977, contact Anthony Taormina @ 702.773.4063, or willowglenclassof .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  We look forward to hearing from you!

If you are planning a reunion, or have information for an upcoming reunion, please contact WGHS at 408.535.6330 so we can post it on this page.


Joe Herbert just received League MVP and All Conference MVP for Division 2 mens’ volleyball.  University of the Pacific also took the championship title on Sunday and this week they are in Louisville, Kentucky, competing for the National title.  They are currently ranked #9 in the nation. 

Thank you, WGHS, for supporting and coaching my son.  He’s managed to balance his academic career (finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Business next May) and athletics due to the support and encouragement he received in his formative years.

Lindsey Villarreal Herbert

Life in Willow Glen 720p from Margaret Ma on Vimeo.

Willow Glen High School in the early 1950s.

Willow Glen High School opened its doors in 1950, making it the third high school in San Jose.  Juniors and Seniors brought along one color from each of their former schools to create Willow Glen’s colors:  Red from San Jose High and Gold from Lincoln.  A “senior” high school until the early 1980’s, the Class of 1953 was the first class to attend all three years.

We started with over 500 students, and enrollment climbed steadily through the 50’s, necessitating double sessions before the opening of Pioneer High in 1960.  Perhaps the peak enrollment year was 1971, with 1926 students.  Today, 1460 are enrolled.

Classes in the 50’s included:  English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Art, Homemaking , Agriculture, Woodwork, Business, Auto Mechanics, Mechanical Drawing, Drama, Music, and Languages including Latin and Spanish.  Today, the “applied arts” like Homemaking and Mechanical Drawing are taught by the Santa Clara County Office of Education, and we’ve added classes in Film, Psychology, French, and Multimedia Design.

In the early days, student government, clubs, and spirit groups elected officers in both the Fall and the Spring. Today, they are elected for a full year.  In the 50’s, we had a Sewing Club, a Bank Club, a Library Club, a Pen Pal Club, a Camera Club, and an Agriculture Club.  By the 90’s, clubs included Robotics, the Key Club, and the Amnesty International Club.

In the 70’s, students voted for Seniors who were/had the: Funniest, Foxiest, Best Legs, School Cruiser, Biggest Flirt, and Fastest Car.

In the 2000’s, only the Biggest Flirt, Most Athletic, Most Likely to Succeed, and Best All-Around are the same.  Now we have: Everyone’s Friend, Best Eyes, Best Dressed, Life of the Party, Most Spirited, Biggest Slacker, Most Artistic, Worst Driver, and Most Talkative.

1974 was a particularly lively year, with 10 male students “streaking” on March 14 and 26 Seniors stuffing themselves into a Volkswagen to set a record on October 23.

Sports have always been important at Willow Glen.  We started by offering Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track, and Swimming for boys, and Field Hockey, Archery, Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Baseball, and Volleyball for girls.  Now, Archery has passed into history, and all the teams are open for everyone.  Back in the 60’s, the football team won a streak of 42 games, ending in 1963.  The 1967 Baseball team brought home our first CCS banner, and the 1968-69 Basketball team was undefeated.  Alums from every decade are happy to tell the stories of their team’s victories.  1969-1970 brought home titles in football, basketball, baseball, along with cross country, track, and wrestling.  The 2008-2009 Boys’ Volleyball won CCS.  In college, WGHS grad Roger Olsen won the 1962 NCAA high jump title at 6’10” while attending the University of California.  At least one alum went on to professional sports:  Bob Berry, who was quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings.

The first Principal was Herman Buchser, and the 1953 yearbook was dedicated to him.  The 60’s saw Floyd Russell; the 70’s, Gene Long; the 80’s, Verdis Crockett; the 90’s, Pat Day; and the 00’s, Alums Elaine (Trapani) Farace (’64) and Shannon McGee (’83).

Traditions such as the Dad-Daughter Dance continue, along with the very popular Mother-Son Dance.  Homecoming is a week-long celebration, culminating in the traditional parade down Lincoln Avenue, followed by the JV and Varsity football games.  Please come and join in the fun!

- WGHS History information provided by Kim Guptill and members of the “WGRamsAlumni” Yahoo Group

WGHS Campus
Willow Glen High School as it appears today

Alumni are very important to the continued success of Willow Glen High School

Welcome Home Rams!

If you have information regarding a class reunion please contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to have the information placed in this section.

Check out the WGHS Alumni page on Facebook

Class of 1962
Contact:  Judy Wiseman Turner (408)358-1441
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Class of 1965
Coordinator: Marie Labarbera

Class of 1966
See our facebook page at Willow Glen High School Class of 1966!

Class of 1967
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Class of 1970
Contact - Art Collins - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Rick Liming - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
FaceBook Page -

Class of 1971
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: Carolyn (Landers) Jordan: (408) 978 1162
Facebook: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Class of 1972
Facebook Page:  Willow Glen Class of 72
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Class of 1977
Contact Nancy Humecke-Diaz : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Facebook Page:  Willow Glen Class of 77

Class of 1978
Facebook page: Willow Glen High School Class of 1978
Contact: Rick Le Blanc
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Class of 1983
Contact e-mail at:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Bill Maxwell, “83

Class of 1987
Reunion Page Link Here
Reunion Coordinator: Jennifer Burns

Class of 1992
Visit our Facebook Page

Class of 1993
Class of 1993 Facebook Page

Class of 2001
Please contact Lisa Woo with any questions at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Public schools in California are required to provide information to the community in the form of an annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC). SARCs provide data about a school’s student achievement, environment, resources, and demographics. Your principal can answer any questions regarding your school’s SARC. Printed copies are provided upon request by emailing Desaree Juarez: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

School Accountability Report Card

Informes Escolares de Rendición de Cuentas

Single Plan for Student Achievement

Each school in San José Unified annually develops a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). This plan includes the academic goals the school will be working on during the year and shows how the school will be using the funds allocated to the site.

The SPSA is written with the help of the School Site Council, which then approves the final document and forwards it to the Board of Education for their approval.

Click here to review Willow Glen High School SPSA

Infinite Campus Portal

San Jose Unified School District offers parents and students the opportunity to keep track of school assignments, grades, and attendance through the
Infinite Campus Portal

Media Center Hours
M–F 7:00am–4:00pm

Online Catalog


Lisa Yesson
Library Media Center
(408) 535-6330 ext. 67546
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Kathy Rasmuson
Textbook Clerk
(408) 535-6330 ext. 67627
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Library Media Center



The Gene and Mickey Long Media Center at Willow Glen High School is a hub of creativity, inspiration and information!

The Media Center provides a comfortable place for students to access and create media. The central area is used for student research and is equipped with a projection screen for large group presentations.  WiFi is available and Internet computers support all daily academic activities. 

The Media Center staff assist students in locating books, conducting research, writing essays, printing assignments and producing digital projects.

Gene and Mickey Long are former principles of WGHS.  Upon their passing, a portion of their estate was donated to the Media Center. Their generosity has allowed the Media Center to purchase needed equipment and materials.

From outside your school network, Gale databases can be accessed using “SanJoseUSD” for the password.

Gale Student Resources In Context reference database of magazines, journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and websites.
Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context  reference database for contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues.
Gale PowerSearch advanced tool for searching content from both Student Resources In Context and Opposing Viewpoints In Context.

Online Catalog

The Willow Glen High School Media Center’s collection is searchable online through the Destiny library management system.  Every student and faculty member is provided a personal library account.  Students and staff may access their account to renew and place a hold on items.  Please ask the Media Center staff if you have questions about searching the online catalog or accessing the personal account. 

Visit the San Jose Public Library website to search their catalog and learn about their available locations and free services.


If you are interested in volunteering in the Media Center please contact Kathy Rasmuson.


We have a list of desired items! If you would like to donate used books or purchase a book for our Media Center, please contact us. Thank you for thinking of our students and helping to make the Media Center a valuable resource!


Calendar Links

iCal Links 
School Events
College and Career Center
Parent Club
Performing Arts
Athletic Boosters
Boys Basketball
Boys Soccer
Boys Tennis
Boys Volleyball
Boys Water Polo
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Girls Basketball
Girls Lacrosse
Girls Soccer
Girls Tennis
Girls Volleyball
Girls Water Polo
Ice Hockey
Track & Field

Teacher/Department Requests

Would you like to make a direct donation to WGHS teachers?

The teachers and departments often have need of supplies and items that are not provided by the district.
If you can provide a specific item, please bring it to the main office anytime.

Some of our WGHS teachers have registered projects with the Donors Choice, a non-profit group which allows donations from interested parties inside and outside of the school community:

Mrs. Lampkin: Technology and Information for All


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MathematicsRosalind Le.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)webpage
ScienceKevin Wan.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)webpage
Social StudiesHetal Patel.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)webpage
World LanguageMarta Norment.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)webpage
PERachel Fuccella.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)webpage
Visual and Performing ArtsJef Wind.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)webpage
Special EducationKeri Ordway.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)webpage


Willow Glen High School is proud to offer a wide range of curricular offerings, to challenge and nurture the interests of each one of our students. All students take a college preparatory curriculum designed to meet the minimum subject requirements of the University of California and California State University systems. Most of our graduates go beyond these minimum entrance requirements, stretching themselves by enrolling in Honors and/or Advanced Placement Courses.

WGHS Course Offerings

English 1/2French 1/2
English 3/4French 3/4
Accelerated English 3/4French 5/6
English 5/6AP French Language
Honors English 5/6Spanish 1/2
AP English LanguageSpanish 3/4
AP English LiteratureSpanish 5/6
Expository Reading and Writing (Seniors)AP Spanish Language
 AP Spanish Literature
SOCIAL STUDIESSpanish Native Speakers 1/2
GeographySpanish Native Speakers 3/4
World History 3/4Spanish Native Speakers 5/6
AP World History 
AP US HistoryExploring Computer Science
Economics + GovernmentJournalism
AP Economics + GovernmentAdvanced Journalism
Economics + AP GovernmentLeadership
Mexican American CultureYearbook
Algebra 1Beginning Choir
GeometryJazz Singers
Algebra 2 
Algebra 2 with TrigonometryJazz Band
Pre-CalculusGuitar 1/2
Honors Pre-CalculusAdvanced Guitar
AP Calculus ABAdvanced Choir
AP Calculus BCWind Ensemble
AP Statistics 
SCIENCEAdvanced Drawing/Painting/Design
Biology 1/2Drawing/Painting/Design Special Projects
Honors BiologySculpture 3-D Design
AP BiologyAdvanced Sculpture 3-D Design
PhysiologySculpture Special Projects
ChemistryMultimedia Production
Honors ChemistryAdvanced Multimedia Production
AP ChemistryMultimedia Special Projects
Conceptual PhysicsPhotography
PhysicsAdvanced Photography
Honors PhysicsPhotography Special Projects
AP Physics 
Engineering ScienceDrama 1/2
Principals of Biomedical SciencesAdvanced Drama
Human Body Systems 
 PE 1/2
 PE 3/4
 Advance Dance

Academic Honesty Policy


Breaking the Academic Honesty policy is defined as any act in which a student obtains or provides help on an assignment that is to be completed solely by the student. This can be done in such ways as plagiarizing, copying, using unauthorized devices or any other act that is deemed to be dishonest.


1st offense
• Zero on the assignment
• Parent Contact
• Filing of the Behavior Referral form and copy of evidence with AP of Discipline

2nd offense
• Zero on the assignment
• Meeting with the parent, student, teacher and administrator
• Filing of the Behavior Referral form and copy of evidence with AP of Discipline
• Detention or Mandatory Service

3rd offense
• Zero on the Assignment
• Meeting with the parent, student, teacher and administrator
• Filing of the Behavior Referral form and copy of evidence with AP of Discipline
• Subject to consequences including but not limited to: in house suspension, community service, administrative disciplinary action.


Circumstances of a severe nature may occur which would cause the teacher/administrator to bypass steps 1 and 2.

Academic Program

The staff at Willow Glen High School have a long standing commitment to high academic standards and building life long learners.

The school serves a highly diverse community through a wide variety of curricular offerings such as: academic assistance, enrichment programs, competitive athletics programs, school clubs, service organizations and student government. 

San Jose Unified High School Course Catalog

WGHS is offering a new course next year…AVID.  Please click here ​for additional information.

WGHS Schedule Change Policy

Students may request a schedule change during the first week of school.  Once the first week has concluded, students are enrolled in their course of study for the school year unless there is a change in program or graduation status. Students are required to work to their fullest potential. Students are also encouraged to utilize the tutorial period for additional support. Students must demonstrate that they have attempted to fulfill all course expectations along with the following:
1. Talk to the teacher
2. Seek extra help
3. Study and review at home
4. Completion of all assignments
5. Meeting all other conditions established by the teacher
6. Participate in class and ask questions
7. Parent/Teacher conference
8. Attend Tutorial session
Parents/Guardians should access Parent Portal.  The portal is designed to inform parents/guardians of their student’s academic performance in the classroom. See the registrar, Mayra Jakaitis, N102 for more information. Parents are encouraged to contact the teacher by email to correspond or to set up an appointment.  The counselors in the College and Career Center, Room L102, are also available to support student success.  There are also a variety of online resources such as for math support.


Daily Announcements

Please click here to see archive of announcements.

Clothing Guidelines

Student attire and grooming must permit the student to participate in learning without posing a risk to the health or safety of any student or school district personnel.

To see the district dress code, please click here.

About WGHS

Willow Glen High School provides students with outstanding academic and extracurricular programs, college and career advising, and personal guidance.

Our comprehensive instructional program helps every student meet state academic standards and prepares students to enter a four-year university.
Most of our students, including the 13 percent who have been identified for our Gifted and Talented Education program, excel in our 13 Advanced Placement courses, University Express program, Honors courses, Musical Theater, Band, Visual Arts, Mock Trial, and Athletics programs.

Major theatrical productions and strong student leadership energize our campus culture. We also enjoy support from our active Parents Club, Athletic Boosters, Arts Boosters, and Community Foundation. Learning and research resources include our state-of-the-art library/technology center, which features a homework center that is open to the community weekdays until 6:00 pm. The professional Willow Glen High School staff is dedicated to providing the very best education for every one of our students.
Checkout the WGHS Brochure “A Neighborhood, A Community, Your School”

Willow Glen High School was established in 1950 by San Jose Unified School District.

School colors: Red & Gold
School Mascot: Rams

SJUSD Instructional Calendar

WGHS School Event Calendar

Scroll Down for Events, Athletics, and Facility Calendars

Daily Bell Schedule

Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
19:00-9:48 17:35-9:25 27:35-9:25 17:35-9:25 27:35-9:25
29:53-10:41 Tutorial9:30-10:00 Tutorial9:30-10:00 Tutorial9:30-10:00 Tutorial9:30-10:00
310:46-11:34 Break10:00-10:10 Break10:00-10:10 Break10:00-10:10 Break10:00-10:10
Lunch11:34-12:04 310:15-12:05 410:15-12:05 310:15-12:05 410:15-12:05
412:09-12:57 Lunch12:05-12:35 Lunch12:05-12:35 Lunch12:05-12:35 Lunch12:05-12:35
51:02-1:50 512:40-2:30 612:40-2:30 512:40-2:30 612:40-2:30

Special Bell Schedule Dates and Times for 2017-2018

Informational Links

Attendance Handbook


Reporting an Absence

If your student is absent do not call the school.
There are 3 options for reporting your student absent.

A parent signed note or a FAX can be provided with
the following information:

  • student’s first and last name
  • student’s grade level
  • reason for absence
  • parent/guardian name
  • parent/guardian telephone number

or submit an absence report online.

A note, FAX or online form must be received within 5 days after the first day of absence.
Absences for 3 or more days require a doctor/health provider note.

Absence FAX number:  (408) 267-5757


Signing Your Student Out

A parent or guardian must come to the attendance office in person with a picture ID to provide the reason for signing out.
Upon return, the student only must check in at the attendance office.



Are you considering Willow Glen High School for the 2017-2018 school year?

“High School Here I Come.”
The session will be held in the Little Theater on February 28, 2017 at 6pm, sponsored by WGMS with a WGHS Assistant Principal presenting.  There will be another event in March sponsored by WGHS.  If you would like more information about WGHS, email Grace Strickland, Assistant Principal of Instruction at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Absence Report Form