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El Monte Union High School District

  • El Monte High Senior Awarded Prestigious QuestBridge Scholarship

    When El Monte High School senior Dana Hua competes in a 24-hour computer coding hackathon, her ambition and drive compel her to sacrifice sleep so she can concentrate on helping her teammates develop praiseworthy apps and games that are educational and fun. Those long hours of hard work have finally paid off. Hua – a first-generation college-goer with a 4.41 GPA and 1550 SAT score – is among 1,127 seniors (out of 15,000 applicants) to be awarded the 2019 QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship, guaranteeing her a full four-year ride to a college partner.

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  • South El Monte High STEM Scholar Earns Early Acceptance to Stanford University

    South El Monte High School senior Santiago Alvillar has been fascinated with science, technology, engineering and math since he was a young child reading his older siblings’ high school textbooks. Now he has the opportunity to study the disciplines in Silicon Valley, learning from some of the country’s top educators at one of the most elite universities in the world. Alvillar, a first-generation college student, has been accepted as a member of Stanford University’s Class of 2024 through its Restrictive Early Action program. Stanford, which has an admission rate nearing or below 5%, will cover all expenses.

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  • Rosemead High School to Offer Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma Program

    Rosemead High School is one of approximately 1,800 schools worldwide to offer the AP Capstone Diploma program, a sequence of two year-long courses that will enable students to hone skills critical to academic and professional success – research, collaboration, writing, evidence-based arguments and communication. Created and endorsed by more than 250 top U.S. universities – including Harvard, Yale, UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Colorado State, Stanford and Duke¬ – the College Board program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research.

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El Monte Union Senior Earns Early Acceptance to Stanford University

South El Monte High School senior Santiago Alvillar has been accepted as a member of Stanford University’s Class of 2024 through its Restrictive Early Action program. Stanford, the most competitive university to gain acceptance to, has an admission rate nearing or below 5%. Alvillar, a student-athlete who also takes college night classes after school, plans to major in engineering physics with a specialty in Quantum Science and minor in environmental systems engineering.

El Monte Union Senior Awarded Prestigious QuestBridge Scholarship

El Monte High School senior Dana Hua is a competitive computer coding hacker who sacrifices sleep to develop praiseworthy apps and educational games. Those long hours have finally paid off for the first-generation college-goer, who is among 1,127 seniors (out of 15,000 applicants) to be awarded the 2019 QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship. To top it off, Hua has been accepted to Stanford University. The scholarship, worth over $200,000 over four years, will cover tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies.

El Monte High Senior Awarded Prestigious QuestBridge Scholarship

When El Monte High School senior Dana Hua competes in a 24-hour computer coding hackathon, her ambition and drive compel her to sacrifice sleep so she can concentrate on helping her teammates develop praiseworthy apps and games that are educational and fun. Those long hours of hard work have finally paid off. Hua – a first-generation college-goer with a 4.41 GPA and 1550 SAT score – is among 1,127 seniors (out of 15,000 applicants) to be awarded the 2019 QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship, guaranteeing her a full four-year ride to a college partner.

South El Monte High STEM Scholar Earns Early Acceptance to Stanford University

South El Monte High School senior Santiago Alvillar has been fascinated with science, technology, engineering and math since he was a young child reading his older siblings’ high school textbooks. Now he has the opportunity to study the disciplines in Silicon Valley, learning from some of the country’s top educators at one of the most elite universities in the world. Alvillar, a first-generation college student, has been accepted as a member of Stanford University’s Class of 2024 through its Restrictive Early Action program. Stanford, which has an admission rate nearing or below 5%, will cover all expenses.

Rosemead High School to Offer Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma Program

Rosemead High School is one of approximately 1,800 schools worldwide to offer the AP Capstone Diploma program, a sequence of two year-long courses that will enable students to hone skills critical to academic and professional success – research, collaboration, writing, evidence-based arguments and communication. Created and endorsed by more than 250 top U.S. universities – including Harvard, Yale, UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Colorado State, Stanford and Duke¬ – the College Board program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research.

El Monte Union Softball Player Signs with Pomona Pitzer College

Surrounded by close family, friends, teachers and Viking supporters, Mountain View High School senior Erika “Kika” Rivera on Feb. 4 signed her letter of intent to play softball at Pomona Pitzer College, an NCAA Division III university, where she has earned an academic scholarship. Rivera – who has enjoyed a decorated career as a varsity scholar athlete in softball and soccer – is a member of the Associated Student Body (ASB) and is among the top 10 of her graduating class, earning a cumulative 3.91 GPA.

El Monte Unified High School School to Launch AP Capstone Program

Rosemead High School is one of approximately 1,800 schools worldwide to implement the Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma program, which will allow students to develop skills critical to college success, such as research, collaboration and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. Rosemead will launch the AP Seminar course in fall 2020 and AP Research in fall 2021.

El Monte Union to Host Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 12

El Monte Union will host its inaugural 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Grace T. Black Auditorium, 3130 Tyler Ave., El Monte. The festive event, celebrating the Year of the Rat, will feature entertainment, crafts and refreshments. Space is limited to 300 guests.

El Monte Union Awarded $9.8 Million to Promote Zero-emission Vehicles, Programs

El Monte Union High School District is one of three school districts across the state to be awarded a combined $24 million to promote zero-emission transportation options for students, parents and staff as part of a two-year Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project program. The California Air Resources Board awarded El Monte Union $9.8 million to kick off the pilot program, along with San Diego Unified ($9.75 million) and Stockton Unified ($4.8 million). The District will buy zero-emission school buses, electric maintenance vehicles and battery energy storage. All EMUHSD schools fall within the top 25% of communities impacted by pollution.

El Monte High to Celebrate Historic CIF State Championship Victory with Parade

El Monte Union and the City of El Monte are inviting the community to celebrate El Monte High School’s historic CIF State Division 5-AA Football Championship victory with a parade and rally honoring the team. This is El Monte High’s second CIF championship since 1930 when it won its first state title. El Monte High School’s football traveled over 700 miles to take on Crescent City’s Del Norte High School on Dec. 14, delivering a resounding 32-7 win to finish their season 16-0. El Monte High’s amazing season includes winning the 2019 Mission Valley League Football, CIF-SS Division 12 and CIF State Regional championships.