Whittier Union High School District

  • Whittier Union Freshman Fresh Start Offers New Students a Smooth Transition to High School

    The transition from middle to high school can be difficult for students who are having trouble acclimating to the intensified academic rigor. Sierra Vista High School, Whittier Union’s independent study campus, provides a bridge for these students through the Freshman Fresh Start program. Launched in 2013, Freshman Fresh Start is designed to support ninth-graders who are behind in credits, have poor attendance or need one-on-one teacher support. The result for many Sierra Vista freshmen is better social skills, better grades, a restoration of confidence and new friends.

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  • Whittier High Senior Honored for Balancing Academics with Community Service

    Whittier High School senior Ava Sanchez is determined to make a difference – whether its empowering her peers to give back to the local community or inspiring younger students to achieve academic success. Recognized for her leadership skills, integrity and work ethic, Sanchez – a straight-A student who is on track to be one of Whittier High’s class of 2019 valedictorians – has found a way to balance academics with community service.

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  • Whittier Union Selected as a ‘Bright Spot’ District for Advancing Equity, Closing Achievement Gap

    Whittier Union High School District has been selected as one of three “Bright Spot” honorees – along with Pasadena City College and Chula Vista Elementary School – by Education Trust-West for advancing equity and strengthening the pipeline to college. Bright Spot districts and college campuses demonstrate a commitment to excellence and implement strategies and practices that have led to positive outcomes for students of color, low-income students and English learners.

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California High School to Open New Parent Center

Designed to help parents become more involved in their children’s education and the school community, Cal High is opening a new Parent Center with a grand opening celebration from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Contact Laura Flores, 562-668-7833 (office)

Whittier High School to Hold Homecoming Game and Parade

Whittier High School will hold its 2013 Homecoming football game, which will include a pre-game street parade and performance. The game starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Whittier College stadium, 13847 Earlham Drive. Photo opportunity of parade, pre-game show and game. Contact: Laura Flores, (562) 668-7833 (office)

Freshman First Day Takes Place at Pioneer High School on Aug. 13

Pioneer High School (Whittier) will welcome its incoming ninth graders with fun activities, bonding games, food, a preview tour of their classes and a chance to meet their new teachers and administrators from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Upperclassmen Link Crew members will be at each campus to help smooth ninth graders’ transition into high school. (Photo opportunity available)  Contact: Laura Flores, (562) 668-7833 (cell)