Report to the Community
Whittier Union is one of few school districts in California to have attained and sustained substantial academic progress over several years across numerous measures. The Report to the Community provides a detailed summary of the District’s continued academic improvement as well as a budget overview and summary of its program to modernize facilities.
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On Saturday June 1, at 8 p.m., Santa Fe High School Choir presents its annual outdoor concert "Singin' Under the Stars." Please bring your blankets, chairs, and snacks, and join us in the main quad for an evening of musical entertainment. This fun pops show includes music by Adele, Maroon 5, Walt Disney, Bruno Mars, etc., and features four choirs and talented soloists! Admission is only $5 and 100% of the proceeds go toward benefiting students and the arts. See you there! Questions? Mr. Kwon, the choir director, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Of the 21,035 public high schools in the U.S., Santa Fe High School is ranked #1891 according to this year's U.S. News & World Report top schools list. Click on the title to follow the link for more details.
Santa Fe High School recently honored its “Top 100” students in academic achievement at a special dinner event held in the Mike Mendez Gymnasium. Held annually, the “Top 100” consists of the 25 highest ranking students in academic achievement in the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes. This year, 160 students were honored, with 68 students coming from the freshman class – double the number of freshman from the previous year. Click on the title above to read the full story.
Taking hands-on learning to the next level, a new Automotive Engineering class at Santa Fe is putting students in the driver’s seat of a project to convert a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle into an electric vehicle. Click on the title above to read the full story.
Teachers and students are moving into the school’s new science building, which features four large science lab classrooms and energy-efficient design. Click on the title above for the full story.
Students who work Part-time develop a strong work ethic, gain important job skills, develop self confidence, and acquire a great deal of experience for their future careers. Santa Fe High students who are currently employed part-time, have the opportunity to earn up to 5 school credits per semester. They must enroll in The Work Experience Class, an elective class, which combines supervised paid employment with related classroom instruction. The topics of instruction include how to get a job, how to keep a job, how to leave a job, economic awareness, and career development. Additionally, students develop a personal portfolio, demonstrating their skills and experiences, which they may use to obtain future employment. To enroll in The Work Experience Class, students must have a proper and up to date work permit, currently be employed part-time, be at least 16 years or older, and be an Junior or Senior. Class meets weekly after school on campus in I5, and interested students should visit the College and Career Center in F4 to complete an application.