Whittier Union High School District

To Achieve and Maintain Excellence

District Information

LCAP Information
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) will be the new guide for the district's expenditure of state funding and parent input is needed. Click here for more information To read the LCAP, click here To read an overview of the LCAP, click here

Superintendent’s Message 
Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson welcomes the onset of Spring and the  collaborative work of the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff to achieve higher levels of excellence on behalf of Whittier Union students, ensuring their well-being and continued success. 
 
Click here to read the message.
 
NEW - March 2015 E-Newsletter 
Read about the latest success stories to come out of Whittier Union's campuses and the many achievements the District has celebrated. Click here to view the e-newsletter.

 2013 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.

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Headlines

  • Holocaust Survivor Shares Story Via Skype with Cal High Student Body

    More than 300 California High School students sat in silence in their school gym as Holocaust survivor Peter Daniels told the harrowing tale of his childhood in Nazi Germany and the two years he was held in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Daniels, however, wasn’t in the room when he was garnering the students’ attention and taking their questions during the March 11 event. He was at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, talking to them through Skype, an online video chatting application.

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  • Frontier High Recognized as Model Continuation School

    Whittier Union’s Frontier High School has been recognized by the California Department of Education as a Model Continuation High School for providing an academically rigorous program that has helped close the achievement gap among student groups taking the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and given at-risk students the environment they need to flourish.

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  • Pioneer High Student’s Flair for Acting Fuels Excellence in Speech and Debate

    Pioneer High School senior Aneliza Ruiz has always enjoyed the arts, culture and theater, becoming a talented actress and developing a knack for memorization and an ability to think on her feet. Those skills have propelled her to excel in one of her other passions: speech and debate. On March 4, Aneliza competed against 25 master speakers in the ACSA Region 15 Student Oratory Contest. She was one of six winners selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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  • Viva Technology Gathering Inspires Whittier High Students to Explore STEM Careers

    In conjunction with Edison International and the Great Minds in STEM organization, Whittier High School hosted a Viva Technology assembly to expose 120 ninth- and 10th-grade students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The assembly, held on Feb. 23, included interactive activities such as STEM Jeopardy and a panel of engineers who discussed their personal experiences in the field of STEM and shared a day in the life of working with Edison International.

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  • Frontier High Graduate Perseveres, Enrolls in USC

    Continuation high school students often face significant challenges in their quest to graduate. But former Frontier High School student Kathy Orozco has been able to weather many unlikely twists and turns in her life to successfully take on the challenge, and is now attending an elite four-year university. Orozco graduated from Frontier High School, Whittier Union’s continuation school, in 2013. She began her first year at USC Marshall School of Business this January after making a tough decision to switch her career trajectory, a choice she made after channeling guidance she received at Frontier: “Something that you love is easier to learn.”

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Announcements

  • 2015-2016 Academic Calendar
    Click here for the recently published WUHSD 2015-2016 Academic Calendar.
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  • Questions about Pertussis (Whooping Cough)?
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  • Open Enrollment 2015-16 
    Open Enrollment Dates:
    January 26, 2015 - February 6, 2015
     
    For more information or to apply, please click here
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  • Home School Lookup
    Are you new to the area and not sure which high school you will attend, try the new home school lookup tool click here.
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  • Supplemental Educational Services/Servicios Educativos Suplementarios (SES) 
    Click here for the SES Application
    Click here for FAQs regarding SES
    Oprima aquí para ver la solicitud SES 
    Oprima aquí para ver las Preguntas Frecuentes de SES
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  • Covered California
    Enrollment Ends February 15 for Covered California
     
    Click here to Enroll 
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  • Please make sure to complete the Parent Survey so your input can help improve our schools.
     
    WUHSD Parent Survey in English:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C3ZMHGP

    WUHSD Encuesta para Padres en Español:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C3VVQDV

     
     
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  • 2014-15 Academic Calendar
    Click here for the recently published WUHSD 2014-2015 Academic Calendar.
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  • My Lunch Money
    Forget your lunch money often? Try the new My Lunch Money program and never go hungry again. Click here for full details or click the button below to get registered today
    My Lunch Money Website
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  • Got Student Info?
    Synergy ParentVUE & StudentVUE portals are available now. For full information regarding what this system has to offer, how to get access, and how to download the mobile applications, click the appropriately titled links above

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