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West Covina Unified School District

  • West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy Tops San Gabriel Valley News Reader’s Choice Awards

    Mt. SAC Early College Academy – West Covina Unified’s flagship dual-enrollment public high school – has been named the top high school in the San Gabriel Valley, according to the Reader’s Choice Awards from San Gabriel Valley News. Presented by Southern California News Group, the annual awards recognize the best people, places and things as voted on by SCNG readers.

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  • West Covina Unified Celebrates Construction Progress on High School Sports Complex

    West Covina Unified Board of Education members and administrators kicked off the process of filling the Olympic-size pool in the District’s new sports complex on May 11, celebrating the project’s construction progress. The pool will be the centerpiece of the state-of-the-art complex, housed at Edgewood High School. The $18 million project, funded by the voter-approved Measure ES, is expected to be completed by July 1. The complex will also include four locker rooms, two digital scoreboards capable of video playback, and a high-quality sound system.

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  • West Covina Unified Celebrates the Class of 2019

    West Covina Unified School District celebrated the accomplishments of 770 graduates from its two comprehensive high schools and continuation school with commencement ceremonies on June 5 and 6, held at West Covina High School.

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West Covina Unified Opens Enrollment for New Performing Arts Academy

West Covina High School is accepting applications from artistically inclined incoming freshmen for its Performing Arts Academy, launching in fall 2020. The Academy will provide a rigorous fine arts education in a free, public school setting, welcoming a cohort of 50 freshmen. Students from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties are eligible to apply; applications are available online.

West Covina Unified Elementary Student Wins T-Shirt Design Contest

Orangewood Elementary School fourth-grader Paz Toma’s depiction of hands reaching into a circle to join together – one of which features bright primary colors associated with autism awareness – earned the top prize in the District’s annual Autism Awareness T-shirt design contest. Toma’s design, which also features the words “What makes you different is what makes you beautiful,” adorns T-shirts that are available for purchase through the District office.

West Covina Unified’s Edgewood IB Schools to Hold Shakespeare Festival

The Edgewood International Baccalaureate Schools will hold their annual Shakespeare festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, which will include theatrical performances and family-friendly games. Attendees are encouraged to wear Renaissance attire. Edgewood IB Schools are at 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.

West Covina High Yearbook Students Advance to State ‘Write Off’

Two West Covina High School yearbook students will advance to the state Journalism Education Association media contest on Saturday, March 14 at Fullerton College. Emily De La Torre and Alexis Alvarado earned their place in the state contest after capturing fourth place in the editorial cartoon and feature writing categories, respectively, at the regional competition on Feb. 29.

West Covina High School to Hold Dr. Seuss Day for WCUSD Families

West Covina High School’s National English Honor Society will culminate Read Across America Week with a Dr. Seuss Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The family-friendly event, also open to WCUSD elementary schools, will feature games, arts and crafts, and lots of reading. West Covina High School is at 1609 E. Cameron Ave., West Covina.

West Covina Unified Previews Performing Arts Academy Offerings

West Covina High School provided artistically inclined prospective students with a sneak peek of its exclusive fine arts education – available through the new West Covina High School Performing Arts Academy – during a spring preview night on Feb. 27. Incoming freshmen and their families learned about the Academy’s academic offerings, met Academy coordinators and gained insight into the application. Launching in fall 2020, the Academy will provide a rigorous fine arts education in a free, public school setting. Its first freshman cohort will be capped at 50 students; students from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties are eligible to apply. The District is now accepting applications.

West Covina Unified Students Advance to SkillsUSA State Competition

Five Edgewood High School students will advance to the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skill Conference, held Thursday, April 16 to Sunday, April 19 at the Ontario Convention Center. EHS students Kylie Nguyen, Camille Conway, Jonathan Ng, David Han, Emily Braunstein and Lauren Lau all qualified to compete at the state level in the video production category after their success at the regional level.

West Covina Unified Students Advance to State Science Olympiad

Students from Edgewood High School will advance to the Southern California Science Olympiad state tournament on Saturday, April 4 at CalTech, after their success in the regional competition. Edgewood’s C-Division team placed sixth out of 51 teams – competing in events pertaining to scientific disciplines like earth science, biology, chemistry and engineering – during the regional contest held at Rio Hondo College on Feb. 22.

West Covina Unified IB Student Earns Prestigious Summer Scholarship to Study Abroad

Edgewood High School junior Nour Sourakli will spend her summer abroad – studying Spanish language and culture – after earning a Global Navigator Scholarship from CIEE and the International Baccalaureate Organization. Sourakli’s weighted 4.2 GPA, success in Edgewood’s IB Diploma Programme and passion for other cultures helped her score the scholarship, which will help fund four weeks of studying in the Intensive Spanish Language and Culture program in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.