Baldwin Park Unified this fall is expanding its partnership with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation’s premier provider of instructional programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Baldwin Park High, which launched a PLTW freshman-engineering class in 2014-15, will add a sophomore-year course; Holland Middle School and Santa Fe School will add PLTW Gateway, an engineering program aimed at middle school students; Santa Fe will also add robotics curriculum to its fifth-grade science classes. The district is partnering with Cal Poly Pomona's College of Engineering, which provides teacher training and certification. Students who complete the engineering course pathway will move to the front of the registration line for Cal Poly's engineering program. School begins Monday, Aug. 17.
Baldwin Park Unified has appointed three standout students to serve as its 2021-22 Board of Education representatives: Nhi Doan from Baldwin Park High School, Aireon Bonilla from North Park High School, and Francis Arguien from Sierra Vista High School. The new student representatives were introduced by Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza during the Sept. 28 board meeting.
Baldwin Park Unified continues to offer vaccination opportunities and resources to students, staff, and the community, in an effort to guard individuals against the effects of COVID-19. As of Sept. 28, two-thirds of Baldwin Park students are fully vaccinated. The District has also made a continuous effort to provide updates for parents and staff on new cases through their dashboard, which is updated weekly.
Baldwin Park Unified’s Adult and Community Education (BPACE) is offering free enrollment for the first quarter of a new Home Care Aide Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, which trains students in providing basic at-home care and support to clients. For a limited time, BPACE is waiving both the course fee for the first quarter and the Student Accident Insurance fee – a standard requirement for all students enrolled in CTE courses. The 40-hour course will focus on safety principles for client mobility and transport, personal hygiene care, home safety management and nutrition.