Baldwin Park Unified has begun granting diplomas to former students who could not receive diplomas because they did not pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). The exam was suspended this school year via Senate Bill 172, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in October. The law allows students who were not granted diplomas from 2003-04 through 2013-14 solely because of the CAHSEE to receive diplomas. A separate legislative action removed the requirement for 2014-15 graduates. Former students seeking diplomas may contact the District.
Baldwin Park Unified School District partnered with Bike San Gabriel Valley and the City of Baldwin Park to teach eighth-graders at Holland Middle and Jones Junior High schools about the importance of bike safety. Through bike safety classes held Sept. 24-25 and Sept. 26-27, students learned about traffic rules and the benefits of using active transportation, such as being physically active and reducing pollution.
Baldwin Park Unified School District is promoting a year-long attendance campaign for the 2018-19 school year to combat chronic absenteeism, starting with September Attendance Awareness Month. With the slogan “Attendance Matters – Every School Day Counts,” the District emphasizes that good attendance is essential for student achievement and graduation.
Baldwin Park Unified students and family members attended the District’s 12th annual College Fair on Sept. 29, exploring a variety of higher education options, including four-year universities, private colleges, community colleges, technical schools and U.S. service branches. Workshops provided information on financial aid, scholarships, how to write a college essay and how to select a major.