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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 congratulates Whittier Union on reaching ever-increasing heights in the way of student achievement and developing a culture of collaboration, garnering the attention of one of the world's leading educational researchers and reform advocates. Click here to read the message.
 
NEW - WUHSD Winter 2015 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 download the newsletter in English, or click here to get the newsletter in Spanish.
 
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.

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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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  • Future Frosh Parent Night

    Welcome Class of 2019 - Future Frosh Parent Night Thur March 12, 2015. Click on Title for more info....

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  • Spanish Challenge Test

    Spanish Challenge Test for incoming 9th graders....click on title for more info.....

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  • Leading Educational Researcher to Study Whittier Union’s Culture of Collaboration

    The Whittier Union High School District is one of four school districts across the state selected to participate in a three-year case study administered by one of the world’s leading educational researchers and reform advocates who will observe the District’s successful use of collaboration to improve student achievement.

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  • Whittier Union Students Continue to Achieve Academic Excellence

    The number of students who are completing the courses necessary for entrance into four-year universities has nearly doubled since 2006, the highest rate in Whittier Union’s history.

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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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