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West Covina Unified School District

  • West Covina Unified Breaks Ground on Science/Career Technical Education Building

    West Covina Unified broke ground on a science and career technical education (CTE) building at West Covina High School on June 25, commemorating the District’s latest effort to create innovative, effective learning environments. The 28,000-square-foot science and CTE building will house new chemistry and biology labs, a state-of-the-art video production lab and broadcast studio, engineering computer labs and robotics spaces that feature a competition arena and manufacturing lab. The $15.7 million project, funded by the voter-approved Measure ES, is expected to be completed by fall 2020.

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  • West Covina Unified Schools Recognized as Top Schools for Narrowing the Achievement Gap

    Five West Covina Unified schools were recognized for narrowing the achievement gap among underserved students, with strong gains seen in standardized state testing scores in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, earning places on the 2019 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students list.

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  • Orangewood 5th-graders Showcase Months of Hard Work in International Baccalaureate Exhibition

    More than 80 Orangewood Elementary fifth-graders presented capstone projects on May 28 that delved into such topics as the addictive nature of video games, how YouTube targets audiences and barriers to women playing football during their International Baccalaureate (IB) culminating exhibition.

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West Covina Unified 2019-20 School Year to Begin Aug. 15

West Covina Unified School District will kick off the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 15. WCUSD will launch new programs – including Mandarin dual language immersion – and provide a variety of academic offerings, such as a California’s only TK-12 International Baccalaureate continuum, Spanish dual language immersion, TK-12 visual and performing arts instruction, college-prep and career tech courses and STEM instruction.

West Covina Unified’s Edgewood High School to Welcome Class of 2023

Edgewood High School – part of West Covina Unified’s International World Schools of West Covina – will welcome freshmen to campus for orientation from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. Students will have the opportunity to tour the campus, build bonds with their peers and prepare for the 2019-20 school year. Edgewood High School is at 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.

West Covina Unified Breaks Ground on Science/Career Technical Education Building

West Covina Unified broke ground on a science and career technical education (CTE) building at West Covina High School on June 25, commemorating the District’s latest effort to create innovative, effective learning environments. The 28,000-square-foot science and CTE building will house new chemistry and biology labs, a state-of-the-art video production lab and broadcast studio, engineering computer labs and robotics spaces that feature a competition arena and manufacturing lab. The $15.7 million project, funded by the voter-approved Measure ES, is expected to be completed by fall 2020.

West Covina Unified Schools Named to California Honor Roll

Seven West Covina Unified schools were recognized for their efforts to provide equity for every student, earning places on the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) Honor Roll based on their overall performance on state standardized tests. Edgewood High, West Covina High, Walnut Grove Intermediate, Hollencrest Middle and Merced, Merlinda and Vine elementary schools were named Star Schools.

West Covina Unified Schools Honored for Narrowing the Achievement Gap

Five West Covina Unified schools were recognized for narrowing the achievement gap among underserved students, earning places on the 2019 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students list. Merlinda, Merced and Vine elementary schools joined Walnut Grove Intermediate and Hollencrest Middle schools on the Top Schools list, based on continued improvement on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test, reduced suspension rates and performance on the California Dashboard.

West Covina High Air Force JROTC Named Distinguished Unit

West Covina High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) was named a Distinguished Unit for the fourth year in a row. West Covina High’s cadets completed more than 3,600 combined community service hours throughout the greater Los Angeles area in 2018-19. The Distinguished Unit Award places West Covina High’s AFJROTC in the top 30 percent of the 900 units across the nation. Photos are available.

West Covina Unified Elementary Students Explore Real-world Issues

Fifth-graders at West Covina Unified’s Cameron School presented their International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) projects – which explored and offered solutions to real-world issues – during the school’s PYP Exhibition on May 23. The exhibition – a transdisciplinary inquiry process – was the culminating project of the PYP, which provides service-minded, globally focused instruction.

West Covina High Celebrates Students Heading to College, Careers

West Covina High School celebrated seniors who plan to enroll in two-year and four-year universities or enlist in the military during Decision Day on May 24. Students were treated to lunch, games, activities and a raffle by West Covina High’s college advisors.