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

  • Cal High Speech and Debate Students Score First-Ever Invite to National Tournament

    Two Cal High seniors have made history, scoring the school’s first-ever invitation to the National Speech and Debate Tournament after winning first place at the East Los Angeles District Speech and Debate Association Tournament. Sporting matching gray suits and bow ties, seniors Jared Cohen and John Ramirez received the top score of the March tournament for their interpretation of Mel Brooks’ comedy “The Producers." The duo will travel to Dallas in June to complete with fellow high school students.

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  • Santa Fe High Senior Surprised with $40,000 Scholarship

    Stunned, Aylin Arreola’s eyes filled with tears early April 15 as the Santa Fe High School senior was surprised with the news she had won a coveted $40,000 Southern California Edison scholarship that will make her dream of attending UC Santa Barbara a reality. Just 30 students were chosen from 2,768 applicants for the 2015 Southern California Edison Scholars program, which directs funds to first-generation college students with financial need who plan to major in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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  • Santa Fe High School's ‘Every 15 Minutes’ Program Reveals Devastating Consequences of Drunk Driving

    A mock 9-1-1 broadcast blared through Santa Fe High School’s PA system during the late morning of April 1, alerting students that the “Every 15 Minutes” program had officially begun. The two-day program presents the devastating consequences of drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel by incorporating realistic scenarios, beginning with a simulated auto crash. Held in front of the school, the staged crash involved a Santa Fe High student “fatality” and an “injured” student who was transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

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  • Frontier High Senior Faces Obstacles Head On

    When Jesse Sanchez began attending Frontier High School, he hadn’t stepped foot in a classroom in more than a year and was nearly two years behind in his coursework. In July 2013, the teenage father enrolled as a junior in Frontier with just 30 credits under his belt. With the support of Frontier teachers and staff, Jesse flourished in his new home, becoming an active member on the Associated Student Body, serving on the Superintendent’s Advisory Council and earning more than enough credits to graduate three months ahead of schedule. He was recently recognized by the Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees for his perseverance and dedication.

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  • 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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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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