Azusa Unified School District

  • Azusa Unified Elementary School Joins ‘No Excuses’ University Network

    Azusa Unified’s Mountain View Elementary School has been selected to join No Excuses University, a national network of schools that focuses on college readiness. The school sets aside weekly collaboration time for teachers to find creative ways to motivate students about college.

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  • Two Azusa Unified Elementary Schools Dedicate Drought-Tolerant Gardens

    Paramount and Mountain View elementary schools dedicated their new drought-tolerant gardens on April 27, celebrating completion of the Paramount and Mountain View Landscaping Water Conservation Project. The project was made possible by a $70,000 grant provided by the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, part of a campaign to increase awareness of water conservation efforts.

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  • Azusa Middle School Students Discover Future College Majors at Sixth Annual Eighth-Grade Fair

    Azusa Unified School District hosted the 8th Grade Majors Fair, a collaborative effort between Azusa Pacific University, Cal Poly Pomona and Citrus College on March 17, for a day of academic inspiration and exploration. Among dozens of booths were live demonstrations and interactive activities highlighting subject matters in science, math and technology. The fair provided more than 300 middle schools students with information about specific college majors and encouraged them to increase their knowledge of and interest in higher education.

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Azusa Unified Students Take a Stand at Youth Empowerment Conference

Follow-up Story: Twenty-five Azusa High School students rallied with their peers at the fifth annual Youth Empowerment Conference on Feb. 25 at Lincoln High School in Los Angeles to support access to education and equal rights for students affected by deportation. Led by the Immigrant Youth Coalition, Azusa students participated in workshop sessions on political activism, coalition building and community engagement, where many shared their experiences growing up undocumented.

Azusa Unified High School Seniors, Adult Students Eligible for Scholarships

The City of Azusa will fund six scholarships for qualified Azusa Unified high school seniors and adult education students. Students who reside in the city are eligible to receive an award of up to $1,000. Applications, available on the city website, will be accepted until 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Applications can be mailed or hand delivered to City of Azusa City Clerk’s Office, 213 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa.

Azusa High Femineers Sharpen Their STEM Skills in Project-Based Learning Club

Female students at Azusa Unified are learning the science behind robotic technology and computer programming through the District’s Femineer after-school program. Offered through a partnership with Cal Poly Pomona, the Femineer program encourages girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. At Azusa High School, 16 girls meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays to engineer their own original robots using a variety of craft supplies. Azusa students are mentored by Cal Poly Pomona students during the after-school workshops. Photos are available.

Azusa Unified, Community Partners to Distribute Groceries to Families

Azusa Unified School District will partner with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Christ Church of the Valley and God’s Pantry to host a free grocery distribution from 8:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11 in the parking lot of Foothill Middle School, 151 N. Fenimore Ave., Azusa. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

Azusa Unified Partners with University of La Verne to Offer Guaranteed Student Admission

Azusa Unified School District students have a new path to guaranteed college admittance thanks to a partnership with the University of La Verne. The Azusa Board of Education approved a memorandum of understanding at its Jan. 31 meeting that guarantees admission into the private university for all qualifying District students. Through ULV’s Partnership for Access to College Education program, students who meet specific requirements will have access to college preparatory courses, guaranteed financial aid of at least $10,000 per year, application fee waivers, and a range of programs to assist with college readiness and the application process.

Azusa Unified Offers Strategies for Student Success at Parent Symposium

Follow-up Story: Parents and families eager to support their children and their academic futures attended Azusa Unified’s annual Parent to Parent Symposium on Feb. 25. The symposium united parents with each other and with education experts to establish a common understanding of how to support children through K-12 education and prepare for college. Hosted at Gladstone High School, bilingual workshops highlighted a variety of topics such as Parenting to Raise Healthy, Intelligent Children, Qualities of a Successful Student and College Preparation, which engaged parents in meaningful conversation during two separate sessions.

Azusa Unified Offers Night of Academic Enrichment for 5th-Grade Parents

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