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 High Schools Celebrate College Commitments

West Covina High School and Edgewood High School celebrated college-bound students with College Signing Day activities on May 1, including concessions and goody-bag handouts and photo booths where students could pose with memorabilia from their college of choice.

West Covina Unified Names 2018-19 District Teacher of the Year

West Covina Unified administrators surprised Orangewood Elementary teacher Karla Toledo with flowers and balloons on April 30 to announce her selection as the WCUSD 2018-19 Teacher of the Year. Toledo teaches kindergarten in Orangewood’s highly popular Spanish Dual Language Immersion program.

West Covina Unified’s Early College Academy to Celebrate Star Wars Day

West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy will celebrate Star Wars Day a day early with dress-up activities throughout the school day and a movie night at 5 p.m. Friday, May 3. The Academy is at 2226 Rio Verde Drive, West Covina.

West Covina Unified to Host Subterranean Edgewood Tribute Concert

West Covina Unified’s Edgewood Schools will host the third annual Subterranean Edgewood Tribute Concert, featuring the songs of Sam Cooke and original spoken word poetry. Performances will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26 and at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Edgewood Schools are at 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.

West Covina Unified Celebrates Construction on Edgewood Event Center

West Covina Unified administrators and Board of Education members signed their names to the final steel beam raised for Edgewood High School’s new Event Center during a “topping out” ceremony on April 9. Edgewood High School Event Center, funded by the voter-approved Measure ES, will feature a 350-seat auditorium for school and District stage events and meetings, as well as studios and classrooms for career tech programs like gaming design, video production, International Baccalaureate dance and theater production.

West Covina Unified Elementary Expo Showcases Coding, Robotics

Orangewood Elementary School students showcased their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to parents and community members during a coding and robotics expo on April 4. After a coding demonstration for families, students squared off in a friendly robotics competition. Orangewood Elementary prepares students for lifelong success through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, which includes weekly STEM instruction.

West Covina Unified Establishes TK-12 IB Continuum

Students throughout the San Gabriel Valley can pursue a rigorous, globally focused education pathway from transitional kindergarten through 12th grade through a newly established International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum at West Covina Unified, a state-certified district of choice. The pathway is open to students throughout the San Gabriel Valley. For 2019-20 enrollment information, visit the WCUSD enrollment page.

West Covina Unified Hosts Parent Night to Highlight Mandarin Dual Language Program

Families from across the San Gabriel Valley are invited to West Covina Unified’s Orangewood Elementary Parent Information Night to learn about the benefits of the school’s new Mandarin Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program, which is now enrolling for its 2019-20 kindergarten class. Parents can meet Orangewood’s principal and learn how the school fosters an academic culture of biliteracy and bilingualism and prepares students for lifelong academic success.

West Covina Unified Elementary to Hold Coding and Robotics Expo

Orangewood Elementary School will hold a coding and robotics expo from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4. Students will give families and staff a coding demonstration before squaring off in a friendly robotics competition. Refreshments will be available for purchase from food trucks. Orangewood Elementary is at 1440 S. Orange Ave., West Covina.