Paramount Unified School District

  • Paramount Unified Partners with Compton College on Administration of Justice Early College Program

    Paramount Unified School District has partnered with Compton College to launch an Administration of Justice Early College Program, emphasizing the District’s key focus of creating college and career ready graduates. Students will have the chance to earn their Associates Degree for Transfer in Administration of Justice, while earning a high school diploma at the same time. The program begins in summer 2019 with a cohort of up to 30 ninth-grade students.

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  • Hollydale K-8 School Students Explore College Culture during Higher Education Tours

    More than 100 seventh-grade students from Hollydale K-8 School toured University of California Irvine on Feb. 13, learning about college culture through visits to the bookstore and a discussion with students about admission, housing and costs.

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  • Odyssey STEM Academy Students Learn About Future Careers through Internship Program

    Students at Paramount Unified’s Odyssey STEM Academy are learning from successful professionals at hospitals, in city government buildings and at schools through a six-week internship program that immerses them in real-world careers. Students are spending two days per week in their fields of study from Jan. 14 to March 8. Students were required to seek out their own mentors and apply for the internships through job fairs and personal visits. Students will continue with new internships throughout their four years to learn new skills and career possibilities before they graduate.

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Odyssey STEM Academy Students Learn About Future Careers through Internship Program

Students at Paramount Unified’s Odyssey STEM Academy are learning from successful professionals at hospitals, in city government buildings and at schools through a six-week internship program that immerses them in real-world careers. Students are spending two days per week in their fields of study from Jan. 14 to March 8. Students were required to seek out their own mentors and apply for the internships through job fairs and personal visits. Students will continue with new internships throughout their four years to learn new skills and career possibilities before they graduate.

Paramount High Students Thriving in New Computer Science Pathway

Paramount High School students are learning to program robots and build their own apps in a computer science pathway launched this fall. The District added computer science to its career technical education (CTE) pathway programs, which prepare students for success in college and career in specific areas of study. About 40 students are enrolled in the beginning course. The District will add advanced courses each of the next three years to complete the four-year program.

District to Raise Money for Scholars at 2nd Annual Quartermania

Paramount Unified community members will bring out their quarters to help raise money for college scholars at the second annual Quartermania event at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Paramount High School, 14429 Downey Ave., Paramount. The event will feature dinner, giveaways and an auction from 6 to 8 p.m., when attendees will bid using quarters. Tickets are $20 and include dinner and a bidding paddle.

Paramount High Students Sharpen Career Skills through Leadership Club

Paramount High School students are learning how to start businesses, build websites, prepare for job interviews and other vital life skills through the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club. The after-school club meets weekly. Members of Paramount’s FCCLA attended the annual National Leadership Conference in summer in Atlanta, where students from across the country competed in 30 events.

Paramount Unified Parent Donates New Technology to First-Grade Classroom

Rigoberto Sanchez, a parent at Howard Tanner Elementary, donated $2,000 worth of brand new Amazon Fire Kids tablets to his daughter’s first-grade classroom to show his appreciation and support for his daughter Yorley’s education. Sanchez heard his daughter’s teacher, Sheena Mora, mention during a September Back to School Night that she had recently acquired five tablets for her first-grade class through Donors Choose. Mora wanted to integrate child learning technology into her curriculum.