Whittier Union High School District

To Achieve and Maintain Excellence

District Information

NEW - Superintendent’s Message
Spring 2017
Superintendent Martin J. Plourde shares a message ushering in the spring season, reflecting on student and teacher accomplishments and looking ahead to end-of-year celebrations. Click here to read the message.
 
NEW - WUHSD Spring 2017 Newsletter
Check out WUHSD's Spring Newsletter, which features student, staff and teacher success stories from throughout our District. Click here to read the newsletter. En español.
 
  Monthly WUHSD Update: April 2017
Check out the latest news and events happening at our high schools! Click here to read our latest update. An archive of all District newsletters is available here.
 
 2015 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 2015 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. Para el informe en español, haga clic aquí.
 
 Health Insurance Coverage Information for Students & Families
Through Covered California, a program from the state of California, qualified legal residents of California and their families can compare health insurance plans and enroll in the one that works best for their needs and budget. Financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals and families to help them pay for health insurance premiums...Read More
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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 Here is the LCAP for you to read. To read an overview of the LCAP, click here.
 
CAASP Testing
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP is the state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress on an annual basis and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. For more information on this assessment, click here. Para informacion en espanol, click here.
 

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Headlines

  • Santa Fe High Students Witness Impacts of Impaired Driving as part of Every 15 Minutes Program

    Just a few weeks ahead of prom, Santa Fe High School seniors witnessed a gruesome car crash in front of the campus in which one of their peers died, one was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and another was arrested for drunk driving. Students, families and loved ones gathered to mourn the losses and pray for the injured during a funeral service the next day. The sobering event was all part of an Every 15 Minutes simulation program meant to inspire teens to think twice about driving under the influence.

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  • Whittier Union, Rio Hondo Partner to Offer Alternative Program Students College Course

    Whittier Union High School District has partnered with Rio Hondo College to offer students in its three alternative programs the opportunity to take a college-level course at their home campus. Nearly 40 students from Frontier High School, a continuation school, Sierra Vista High School, an independent studies school, and Whittier Adult School are taking a 3-unit introductory sociology course that is transferable to a community college, four-year California State University or University of California institution.

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  • Santa Fe Drama Teacher Named to National Theater Education Advocacy Panel

    When Alison Johnson was 10 years old, she began staging plays on orange crates in her back yard. She knew even then that her life would revolve around drama. Today, the Santa Fe High School teacher is one of California’s leading advocates of theater and arts education in public schools. Johnson, who has been teaching English and theater arts her alma mater since 1990, was recently appointed to the inaugural class of the Advocacy Leadership Network (ALN).

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  • La Serna High Student-Athlete Headed to Ivy League to Play Water Polo, Pursue Bio-medical Engineering

    A La Serna High School senior who has skillfully combined talent in the swimming pool and determination in the classroom, while being continually inspired by her family, is heading to the storied halls of Brown University to play water polo and pursue a degree in bio-medical engineering. Carissa Perez is the high school’s three-time girls water polo captain and all-time leader in goals scored with 463. Her prowess in the water is matched by her academic brilliance, maintaining a 4.31 GPA.

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  • Pioneer High Schools Earns Prestigious AVID National Demonstration School Status

    Pioneer High School’s thriving college-going culture and strong academic curriculum has put the Whittier Union campus in the national spotlight, earning distinction as a National Demonstration School for AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Pioneer is the second school in the District to receive the honor, held by fewer than 3 percent of AVID schools across the nation.

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Announcements

  • Attention Working Students
    Your Work Permit allows you to work 20 hours a week (more if you are a student enrolled in a Work Experience class) or more durign school off days and summer vacation. Please have your employer refer to the portion of your Permit that says "School Not in Session" to see the additional amount of hours that you are allowed to work. Also, your permit is valid until September 1, 2017. If you have any questions, call (562) 698-8121, Extension 1060 or click here .
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  • 2017-2018 Academic Calendar
    Click Here for the recently published WUHSD 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.
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  • 2016-2017 Academic Calendar
    Click Here for the WUHSD 2016-2017 Academic Calendar.
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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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  • Open Enrollment 2017-18 
    Open Enrollment Dates:
    January 23, 2017 - February 3, 2017
     
    For more information or to apply, please click here
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  • Please make sure to complete the Parent Survey so your input can help improve our school.
     
     
     
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  • Questions about Pertussis (Whooping Cough)?
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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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  • District  Operating Hours
    District offices are open from 7:30am-4pm
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