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 Briefs Parents on Early College Program

Paramount Unified held six parent informational meetings in April to share details on the new Administration of Justice Early College Program, which allows students to earn an associate degree for transfer in administration of justice at the same time they earn a diploma. Parents were able to visit with educators and ask questions about the new program, which will begin this summer. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/ParamountEarlyCollege.

Paramount Unified Records Board of Education Meetings

Paramount Unified School District is video recording its Board of Education meetings, providing community members who cannot attend in person a way to follow the initiatives and achievements of the District. The District began archiving meeting videos on Feb. 12 and is making the videos available through YouTube at: tinyurl.com/PUSDBoardMeetingVideos . The District is working toward live-streaming meetings for its remote audience.

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.

Paramount High School Student Meets NASCAR Driver, Interviewed on TV

Paramount High School senior Christian Sanchez received a surprise interview in his classroom by Fox 11 on March 28 for a story that profiles his love and knowledge of NASCAR racing. Sanchez, a special education student, was given the chance of a lifetime to meet his favorite driver Daniel Suarez while hanging out on the grounds of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana during a race on March 17.

Paramount Unified Honored as Model District for Improvements in Absenteeism and Truancy

Paramount Unified School District has been chosen as one of 10 Los Angeles County 2018 model school districts by the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) for its success in lowering rates in chronic absenteeism and truancy.Paramount Unified will present information about the District’s best attendance practices and processes to other districts during a SARB Symposium on May 20 at the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Paramount High School to Host Traveling Music, Arts Festival

High School Nation, a traveling music and arts festival, will bring music and arts performances to Paramount High School during a two-hour showcase beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22 at the campus, 14429 Downey Ave., Paramount. The festival will include musical guests, a music zone where students can learn how to play the drums/guitar/DJ equipment and a style zone where students can design their own shirts.

Paramount Unified to Highlight Classroom Technology Use

Paramount Unified’s Department of Instructional Technology will highlight classroom technology for parents from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9 at Odyssey STEM Academy, 3701 Michelson St., Lakewood.