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 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.  
 
NEW - 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.

 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

  • 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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  • Frontier High Graduate Perseveres, Enrolls in USC

    Continuation high school students often face significant challenges in their quest to graduate. But former Frontier High School student Kathy Orozco has been able to weather many unlikely twists and turns in her life to successfully take on the challenge, and is now attending an elite four-year university. Orozco graduated from Frontier High School, Whittier Union’s continuation school, in 2013. She began her first year at USC Marshall School of Business this January after making a tough decision to switch her career trajectory, a choice she made after channeling guidance she received at Frontier: “Something that you love is easier to learn.”

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  • California High School Celebrates New Culinary Facility

    California High School culinary students have been waiting all year long to use their newly renovated classroom kitchen facility to whip up new recipes, cook up sweet and savory delights and learn what it takes to be a professional chef. The 103 students in the school’s Culinary Arts Academy have broken in the $1.2 million industrial facility, which includes new appliances, baking and cooking equipment, cabinetry and more.

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  • UC Berkeley Chancellor Visits Cal High’s Lauded College-Readiness Program

    University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks visited California High School on Feb. 5 to observe its widely acclaimed Puente Program, which has been recognized as one of the highest-performing Puente sites in the state based on the numbers of students who applied to four-year colleges and the number who were accepted.

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  • Santa Fe, Pioneer Hold Top 100 Ceremonies to Celebrate Student Achievers

    Santa Fe and Pioneer high schools honored their best and brightest students during their Top 100 ceremonies, celebrating a tradition of student achievement at Whittier Union. Santa Fe held its annual Top 100 Recognition and Awards dinner on Feb. 5 in the Michael Mendez Gymnasium, while Pioneer High celebrated its inaugural “Titans Top Tier” Awards Ceremony on Feb. 12. Students were selected by their overall weighted grade point averages.

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Announcements

  • 2015-2016 Academic Calendar
    Click here for the recently published WUHSD 2015-2016 Academic Calendar.
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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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  • District  Operating Hours
    District offices are open from 7:30am-4pm
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