El Monte Union High School District

  • Early College Academy Students Explore College Life with Visit to Rio Hondo College

    Members of South El Monte High School’s inaugural Early College Academy – conducted in partnership with Rio Hondo College – will tour the Whittier campus, visit career technical education classes, participate in a time management workshop and meet staff on Sept. 7. Under the Early College plan, SEMHS students can earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit in four years, or about 40 credits, which are transferable to UCs or CSUs. Students can take the college-level general education courses for free at South El Monte High or at the Rio Hondo College campus, reducing the cost of attaining a college degree.

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  • El Monte Union Names Inspiring Educator, Alumnus its 2018-19 Teacher of the Year

    English teacher and Advancement Via Individual Determination coordinator Cesar Castellanos’ reputation for empowering students to realize their dreams of attaining a college education has earned him El Monte Union High School District’s highest honor: 2018-19 Teacher of the Year.

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  • El Monte Union Surprises Zoo Crew Engineering Students with Wildcat

    El Monte Union’s Mountain View High School launched its new Zoo Crew: Engineers Gone Wild! career technical education pathway on the first day of school on Aug. 20 with a surprise guest courtesy of the Wildlife Learning Center – a long-legged, long-eared African wildcat, the serval. Zoo Crew will provide students with the opportunity to study the health and well-being of animals in the wild. Wildlife Learning Center representatives gave a formal presentation on the serval to more than 50 students in two sessions.

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El Monte Union to Welcome Families, Students with Back-to-School Nights

El Monte Union’s high schools will host back-to-school nights for students and their families, enabling parents to connect with teachers and staff and learn about goals for each class. Events will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following comprehensive high schools: Thursday, Aug. 23 at South El Monte High School; Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Rosemead High School; Thursday, Aug. 30 at El Monte High School; Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Arroyo High School; and Thursday, Sept. 13 at Mountain View High School. Fernando R. Ledesma High School will hold its event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

El Monte Union Zoo Crew Program Seeks to Engage Students in STEM

Protecting wildlife and preserving natural resources for future generations is the focus of a new architectural design and engineering pathway expected to launch this fall at El Monte Union’s Mountain View High School. The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program, “Zoo Crew: Engineers Gone Wild,” will allow students the opportunity to study how urban sprawl affects the welfare of animals in the wild. The course will also challenge students to create solutions that promote environmental sustainability while maintaining the delicate balance between developing metropolitan areas and adjoining natural habitats.

El Monte Union’s 2018-19 Plan to Boost Technology Access, Online Learning Programs for Students

The El Monte Union High School District will invest nearly $24 million to increase technology access, incorporate online math programs, increase after-school enrichment programs, increase hours for community liaisons, increase support for mental health services and provide more student motivational incentives in 2018-19 as part of its Local Control and Accountability Plan. The programs are aimed at boosting the academic performance of high-needs students, who include English learners, students in foster care and those from low-income homes.

El Monte Union Board Takes Position on Family Separations at Border

The El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees on June 20 unanimously passed a resolution opposing the separation of children and families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal policy being enforced by the current administration. The policy has since been reversed through an executive order signed by the president on June 20. The resolution cites examples of migrant children being separated from their parents after being detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and demands action from the government to end the practice.

El Monte Union Officials Pass Resolution Opposing U.S. Border Policies

The El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees on June 20 unanimously passed a resolution opposing the separation of children and families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal policy being enforced by the current administration. The policy has since been reversed through an executive order signed by the president on June 20. The resolution cites examples of migrant children being separated from their parents after being detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and demands action from the government to end the practice.

2 El Monte Union Schools Named to State Honor Roll for High Performance

Two El Monte Union high schools – Arroyo and Rosemead – have been named to the 2017-18 California Honor Roll for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, narrowing the achievement gap and preparing students for college. The honor is given by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and sponsored by the Campaign for Businesses and Educational Excellence (CBEE), based on the results of state standardized tests in math and English language arts (ELA) taken in spring 2017. The program, which this year recognized 1,798 schools in California, is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes.

El Monte Union Celebrates Graduation of More than 2,000 Students

The El Monte Union High School District honored more than 2,000 members of the Class of 2018 in commencement ceremonies that included teachers and staff proudly looking on, excited students waving their diplomas through the air and families and friends cheering loudly from the stands. The District celebrated 530 graduating seniors from Arroyo High School, 427 students from El Monte High School, 322 students from Mountain View High, 394 seniors from Rosemead High and 305 students from South El Monte High. Fernando R. Ledesma graduated 75 students and the El Monte-Rosemead Adult School celebrated 90 students at its ceremony.

El Monte Union, SCE Celebrate Installation of 1,000th Electric Vehicle Station

Southern California Edison and El Monte Union High School District held a “1,000 Station Celebration” at South El Monte High School on May 30 to mark the installation of the 1,000th EV charging station under SCE’s Charge Ready program. Charge Ready is SCE’s pilot program to get more electric vehicle charging stations installed in locations where drivers park their cars for extended periods of time. El Monte Union, the first public school district in the program, has installed 44 stations at six District sites.

El Monte Union to Award Diploma to WWII Vet at May 31 Graduation

Rosemead High School is poised to retroactively award a high school diploma to a longtime community member who dropped out of high school just weeks ahead of graduation to join the Navy during World War II. Kelly Crowell – a 60-year Temple City resident who has volunteered as a pitching coach for the Rosemead High girls’ softball team for six years – will join the Class of 2018 at the school’s commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Other graduations taking place that day are Fernando R. Ledesma High at 5 p.m. at the high school; South El Monte High School at 6 p.m. at SEMHS Eagle Stadium; Arroyo High School at 7 p.m. at AHS Bergstrom Stadium; El Monte High School at 7 p.m. at EMHS Lion Field; Mountain View High School at 7 p.m. at MVHS Viking Stadium. The El Monte-Rosemead Adult School will celebrate students at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at the Rosemead High Auditorium.