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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of Whittier Union’s Student Well-Being Program, The Whole Child, a local nonprofit whose mission is to restore children’s emotional health, has opened a full-time integrated school health center, dubbed "The Gallery," at Whittier High School to offer mental health services to its students and families.
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM Dept/Course Late Start Meeting
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Grad Nite 2015 Tickets on Sale in B&A Office
8:15 AM - 3:00 PM Norton Simon Museum of Art Field Trip
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Tennis Boys V vs Tarbut V'Torah (H)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Rio Hondo Symphony Rehearsal
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Softball V @ Duarte Tournament (A) vs Flintridge Sacred Heart
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Softball JV PRACTICE @ York Field
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Golf vs Fullerton HS @ Coyote Hills CC
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pepsters All Cheer & Song Practice