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WHS Earns 6 Year WASC Accreditation
Whittier High School Earns Six-year WASC Accreditation
Whittier High School recently received a coveted six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the highest accreditation term that can be awarded schools, Whittier Union High School District officials said. The WASC visiting committee’s report noted “many stellar aspects of the school,” including students’ continuing increased academic achievement. Click here to read the full press release.
                          
                      SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE
Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson reflects on milestones and successes made during the first quarter of 2014-15 and looks at what's ahead for Whittier Union. Click here to read the message.
 
NEW 2014 Whittier High School Report to the Community
Students at Whittier High School continue to flourish every year. The 2014 Whittier High School Report to the Community provides detailed information on the school's academic progress, unique programs and partnerships and efforts to modernize the campus. Click here to download the report in English, or click here to get the report in Spanish.
 
2013 WUHSD Report to the Community
WUHSD students are reaching increasingly higher levels of academic achievement as the result of the District’s focus on its “Whatever It Takes” initiative. The 2013 Report to the Community provides new, detailed information on the District’s academic improvement as well as a budget overview and summary of its ongoing program to modernize facilities.
Click here to download the report.
 
 Whittier High School Welcomes Back Beloved Cross Country Student Mason Tellez


Whittier Union High School District Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson embraces Whittier High School student Mason Tellez, who is also joined by Whittier High School track coach Dan Whittington, whose heroic actions saved Mason's life.  Click HERE to read the full article.

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  • Driver's Education

    NEW DMV rule for 1st time drivers. NEW REDUCED PRICE...Keep reading to learn more....Need a Driver's Education class so you can get your permit? The WHS PTSA is supporting an online course. Click on the title for more info.

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  • Things to do in & around Whittier...

    Need something to do? Library Events, Museum Events, Boys & Girls Club, Whittier has a used bookstore, Uptown Whittier has Farmers Markets. Click on title to read more...

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  • PIH Health Van Comes to WHS

    Free Tdap vaccinations available for those without insurance. Click on the title to view calendar of dates, consent form & fee schedule. 4th Thur of the month...

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  • Academic Mentor Program Transforms Lives of Whittier High School Students

    Bryant Perez entered Whittier High School with four Ds and two Fs listed on his final eighth-grade report card. Academic challenges coupled with behavioral difficulties provided little hope of him reaching graduation. But during his freshman year, Bryant was automatically placed in intervention classes and paired with a peer mentor during the school’s inaugural year of the Academic Mentor program, which provides support to at-risk students.

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  • Whittier Union Students Celebrate Holidays through Song at Choral Festival

    Ushering in the holidays with music ranging from uplifting classical works to fun Christmas favorites, the choirs of Whittier Union’s five comprehensive high schools celebrated the season during the District’s annual Choral Festival on Dec. 4. Choral ensembles from California, La Serna, Pioneer, Santa Fe and Whittier high schools performed their pieces and received critiques from this year’s adjudicator, Dr. Iris Levine, an award-winning composer and conductor and Cal Poly Pomona’s Music Department Chair.

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  • The Whole Child Opens Full-Time Integrated School Health Center

    As part of Whittier Union’s Student Well-Being Program, The Whole Child, a local nonprofit whose mission is to restore children’s emotional health, has opened a full-time integrated school health center, dubbed "The Gallery," at Whittier High School to offer mental health services to its students and families.

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  • Whittier Union Launches Student Well-Being Program

    The Whittier Union High School District is expanding its award-winning mental health program at Santa Fe High School to all schools District-wide, with the expansion of wellness centers, counseling services and overall support for students who are experiencing barriers to their personal and academic achievement.

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  • Whittier Union Celebrates Music and Cheer Programs with Annual Band Jamboree

    The talented marching bands, color guards, pep and cheer squads and a drill team from the Whittier Union High School District’s five comprehensive high schools gave rousing performances to a packed house at California High School for the annual Band Jamboree celebration on Nov. 3.

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  • Whittier Union ASB Student Leaders Hold Social Gathering

    More than 200 Associated Student Body (ASB) members from throughout the Whittier Union High School District attended the annual ASB Social/Dinner on Oct. 28, in which students bonded, held friendly competitions, a sing-off and even evaded a zombie apocalypse.

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  • Whittier Union’s Academic Achievement Continues to Rise

    Students at the Whittier Union High School District continue to raise the bar for college- and career-readiness, with the latest state data showing more students than ever taking Advanced Placement exams, passing the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and narrowing the achievement gap.

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