Paramount Unified School District

  • Paramount Unified Entrepreneurism Career Technical Education Pathway Expands to Third Year

    Paramount Unified students are receiving new digital tools for launching community-focused businesses and an extra year to hone marketing skills thanks to the addition of a third year to the District’s career technical education (CTE) Entrepreneurship pathway.

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  • Paramount Unified Partners with County on Community Schools Initiative

    Paramount Unified is partnering with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and Department of Mental Health on a Community Schools Initiative that will increase support services for students. The Community Schools Initiative, launched in September, will focus Los Angeles County resources on Paramount Unified School District students over the course of a three-year pilot. The District will collaborate with community partners to provide additional health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement.

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  • Paramount Unified Helps Students Transition to College through Summer Melt Program

    Paramount Unified School District is helping more than 120 graduates of the Class of 2019 successfully transition to college, guiding them through the process of filling out financial aid paperwork, touring colleges and staying on top of deadlines through the District’s six-week Summer Melt Program.

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Paramount Unified Staff Members Attend Tech Conference in Florida

Paramount Unified Instructional Technology staff members Nancy Rivas and Joy Go-Ng represented the District as Schoology ambassadors during the Schoology NEXT conference on July 9-12 in Boca Raton, Florida. They met with other representatives from districts across the country and learned new practices to share with Paramount Unified. Schoology is a technology used by the District that allows educators to connect with parents and families through online assignments and progress reports.

Two Paramount Unified Schools Named to California Honor Roll

Lincoln and Wesley Gaines elementary schools have been recognized as Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) California Honor Roll schools for demonstrating consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. Photos are available.

Paramount Promise Offers Students Pathway to Free Community College

A new partnership between Paramount Unified School District and Compton College is giving students new opportunities for post-secondary education, including two years of free tuition for full-time students and financial assistance for books and course supplies. Called the Paramount Promise, the program provides students with a pathway to Compton College and, potentially, UC Irvine.

Paramount High School to Celebrate Nearly 1,000 Graduates

Nearly 1,000 Paramount High School seniors will take to the stage to accept their diplomas during an evening ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13. The celebration will feature speeches by the school’s salutatorian and valedictorian along with Superintendent Dr. Ruth Pérez. The school’s band and choir will perform during a ceremony held in Paramount’s 6,000-seat stadium at 14429 Downey Ave., Paramount.

Paramount Unified Celebrates First-generation Seniors Headed to College

More than 200 seniors were honored on May 22 during Paramount High School’s first-ever celebration of first-generation students who are heading to college. Students packed the school’s gymnasium and were cheered as they received congratulatory certificates and messages of empowerment from District staff members who are first-generation college graduates.

Paramount Unified to Provide Students with Free Eyeglasses

Alondra Middle School students received free eyeglasses on May 28 through the District’s partnership with Vision To Learn, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating vision issues as a barrier to education. Students went through free screenings in the fall before receiving the glasses