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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 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 - WUHSD 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.
 
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.

Headlines

  • Whittier Union Celebrates Grand Opening of Dick Torres Memorial Stadium

    The Whittier Union High School District unveiled its spectacular 7,000-seat football stadium at Pioneer High School – among the largest high school stadiums in the San Gabriel Valley – to the community during a grand opening ceremony on May 28. The $17.5 million facility, built with proceeds from the $75 million Measure W facilities bond, was dedicated as the Dick Torres Memorial Stadium in honor of Richard (Dick) Torres, who died in 2010 after serving more than 30 years as an educational leader and inspiration to Whittier Union students.

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  • Whittier High Freshman Organizes School’s First Mud Run Promoting Healthy, Active Living

    Whittier High School freshman Analaura Amezquita is the top ranked student in her class and is the only ninth-grader taking two Advanced Placement classes and honors courses, maintaining an impressive 4.5 GPA while participating in numerous campus clubs. But when she isn’t busy tackling the challenges of academic rigor, Analaura, 15, devotes her time to one of her other passions: spearheading health and wellness advocacy projects throughout her community, recently organizing the school's first mud run.

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  • Jobs

    Click on title for info on Summer Jobs

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  • Whittier Union Schools Awarded Prestigious California Gold Ribbons

    All five of the Whittier Union High School District’s comprehensive high schools on May 5 were named California Gold Ribbon Schools – the state’s highest award for academic excellence. Gold Ribbons were awarded to California, La Serna, Pioneer, Santa Fe and Whittier high schools; the latter three received an additional award for being Title I Academic Achieving Schools that demonstrate success in meeting the educational needs of all students.

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  • FREE College Prep Summer Camp

    FREE College Prep Summer Camp. Click on title for more info & to view flyer

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  • First-Generation College-Bound Teens Earn $500 Bilingual Education Scholarships

    Two Whittier Union seniors have been recognized by the Los Angeles County Bilingual Directors’ Association for overcoming personal challenges in order to excel in high school and for making plans to pursue careers in education. Victor Uriarte of Pioneer High School and Yodd Mena of Whittier High School have received $500 Shelly Spiegel-Coleman scholarships for their dedication to bilingual education, bilingual proficiency and for serving as mentors and tutors to their peers.

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  • Whittier Union Boasts 96% Graduation Rate Among Comprehensive High Schools

    Nearly 96 percent of the 2,812 seniors from the Whittier Union High School District’s five comprehensive high schools graduated last year, according to data released April 28 by the California Department of Education (CDE) for the 2013-14 academic year. Dropout rates among the schools fell to 2.7 percent.

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  • Graduation Announcements

    2015 Graduation Announcements on Sale now in the B&A Office for $2 each....Click on title to view more....

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  • Summer School Classes

    For incoming Freshmen

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  • Program Pick-Up

    July 27-30th from 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

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