WHAT: Lynwood Unified School District is welcoming back more than 15,000 students to its campuses with new programs and initiatives aimed at boosting student success and college readiness.

Firebaugh and Lynwood high schools are each refining their linked learning CTE pathway programs to create stronger bonds with regular classroom instruction and give students increased learning opportunities to lead them to their desired college and career path. Lynwood Unified was recognized last winter as one of three districts in the nation to be named a College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year for expanding access to AP courses while simultaneously improving AP exam performance.

At the middle school level, Hosler is offering two new classes this year – modern band and a college preparation class. Modern band will teach seventh-graders to sing as well as play the electric guitar, drums, and keyboards. The college preparation class will provide seventh- and eighth-grade students with the chance to explore their higher education options, including information about enrolling in a university, community college, technical college or culinary arts school.

Wilson Elementary is aligning with the District’s focus on technology by introducing a new after-school computer coding club to encourage student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Two classes comprised of students in grades 4-6 will learn about coding using a variety of programs.

WHEN: 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23

Lynwood High School
4050 Imperial Highway

Hosler Middle School
11300 Spruce St.

Wilson Elementary School
11700 School St.

MEDIA: Contact Jahmal Corner for more information at (206) 579-4432