WHITTIER – The Whittier Union High School District’s five comprehensive high schools are inviting future freshmen and their parents to attend Future Frosh Night on Thursday, March 22, where the members of the class of 2022 will receive valuable information about the classes and programs available at each campus.

Teachers, students and administrators at the high schools will host the eighth-graders for an evening of exploration of exemplary programs for ninth-graders, including: Advanced Placement courses and challenging Honors programs; rigorous academics; college preparation and counseling; innovative career academies; top athletics programs; visual and performing arts programs; extensive support services; and exciting extracurricular activities.

Whittier Union features five high schools that have each earned the state’s highest award, the Gold Ribbon School Award. Each has also received a Golden Bell Award, the highest recognition given by the California School Boards Association (CSBA). Whittier Union has nationally recognized high-performing high schools and numerous innovative career technical education academies.

Nearly 97 percent of students are graduating from the comprehensive high schools in four years; for those who need more time and support in its alternative schools (Sierra Vista and Frontier high schools), another 3 percent are graduating in five years, bringing the District’s five-year graduation rate to 99 percent.

Future Frosh Night events will be held as follows:

· California High School, 9800 S. Mills Ave., 6 p.m., in the large gym
· La Serna High School, 15301 Youngwood Drive, 6 p.m., in the Locke gym
· Pioneer High School, 10800 Benavon St., 6 p.m., in the quad
· Santa Fe High School, 10400 S. Orr & Day Road, Santa Fe Springs, 6 p.m., in the Mendez gym
· Whittier High School, 12417 E. Philadelphia St., 6 p.m., Vic Lopez Auditorium