EL MONTE – El Monte Union High School District will expand its dual enrollment program through new partnerships with Pasadena City College (PCC) and Los Angeles Trade Tech College (LATTC), providing students with more opportunities to get a head start on their post-secondary education by earning college credits while concurrently enrolled in high school.

Beginning in 2021-22, Rosemead High School will offer a Professional Theater and Stagecraft pathway through PCC, with all courses to be taught at the Rosemead High Auditorium. El Monte, South El Monte and Fernando R. Ledesma high schools will offer a Construction and Carpentry pathway through LATTC. These pathways will be taught at the school sites by PCC and LATTC professors.

Pasadena City College and L.A. Trade Tech join Rio Hondo College as El Monte Union dual enrollment partner schools.

“With the PCC and LATTC partnerships we now have dual enrollment at every school in the District,” EMUHSD Director of Curriculum and Instruction Hillary Wolfe said. “Students will receive college instruction while attending high school and have the opportunity to earn credits toward an A.A. degree before they graduate.”

Rosemead’s theater pathway may include courses in theater history, stage techniques, costume, makeup, lighting and audio/video production. PCC instructors will have access to Rosemead’s acclaimed 960-seat auditorium, providing students with state-of-the-art equipment and resources.

El Monte Union’s construction and carpentry pathway is designed to establish a post-secondary-to-work pipeline, providing students with apprenticeship opportunities after completing their training and certification. LATTC’s carpentry program is supported by the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters labor union.

“El Monte Union offers quality college and career pathways that meet regional workforce needs and connect students to well-paying, in-demand jobs,” Superintendent Edward Zuniga said. “By expanding dual enrollment opportunities and career technical education curriculum, students can learn new and lucrative trades, as we continue to explore new fields of interest to add to our programs across all of our schools.”