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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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Edgewood High School Senior Wins $40,000 Edison STEM Scholarship

Edgewood High School senior Carissa Castro’s hard work in the classroom and passion to improve access to clean water have earned her a $40,000 scholarship from Edison International. Castro, who was surprised by her mom and fellow ASB members during a physics class on March 20, was selected from more than 2,000 applicants to be an Edison Scholar.

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

Edgewood International Baccalaureate Schools will hold their annual Shakespeare Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, including 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 Unified’s Edgewood IB Schools to Offer Campus Tours

The Edgewood International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools will offer campus tours for prospective students and families from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8. Families can learn about campus life, activities and course offerings, and the benefits of the IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. Edgewood IB Schools are at 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.

West Covina Unified’s Edgewood IB Schools to Hold Freshman Info Night

The Edgewood International Baccalaureate Schools will hold a “Preparing for High School” Night for incoming ninth-graders from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21. The event, open to all incoming high school families, will highlight the IB Middle Years Programme and high school Diploma Programme, tips on succeeding in high school and freshman course offerings. Edgewood IB Schools are at 1625 W. Durness Street, West Covina.

West Covina Unified Opens Enrollment for Dual Language Immersion

West Covina Unified School District has opened 2019-20 enrollment for its Spanish and Mandarin dual language immersion (DLI) programs. Orangewood will offer Mandarin DLI for the first time to an inaugural kindergarten class and Spanish DLI for transitional kindergarten through fourth grade. Monte Vista Elementary offers Spanish DLI for kindergarten through fourth grade. Visit WCUSD’s Enrollment Page for more information.

West Covina Unified Early College Academy Students Explore Eco Issues

Nearly 60 freshmen from West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy dazzled parents and educators with presentations on ecofriendly burials, invasive species, light pollution and fast fashion during the Academy’s first-ever Environmental Issues Fair on March 15. The fair capped the first major interdisciplinary project at the Academy, a dual-enrollment public high school that provides students with up to two years of transferrable college credit as they earn their diplomas. Photos and video are available.

Mt. SAC Early College Academy Orientation to Welcome New Students

West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy will welcome new students for orientation from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 7, offering a glimpse of campus life and academics. The dual-enrollment high school provides students the opportunity to earn a diploma and up to two years of transferable college credit simultaneously.

West Covina Unified to Engage Families with Parent University Workshops

West Covina Unified will hold its latest Parent University workshop on Wednesday, March 6, offering tips on executive functioning and organizational skills, student behavior and homework tips. The workshop will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the WCUSD office, 171 W. Merced Ave., West Covina. The evening session may also be attended via a Google Hangouts video call.

West Covina Unified Named to 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll

West Covina Unified was named to College Board’s ninth annual AP District Honor Roll for its commitment to increasing student access to college-prep Advanced Placement courses while increasing the percentage of students earning passing scores of 3 or higher. West Covina High School, which offers 27 different AP courses, was recognized by the Board of Education for its efforts in boosting AP student success during a Feb. 12 meeting.