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El Monte Union High School District

  • El Monte Union High School Debuts Japanese Language Dual Enrollment Course

    El Monte High School students interested in Japanese language and culture are saying “konnichiwa” to the school’s new Japanese 101 dual enrollment college course. The afterschool class, which debuted in January, allows students to earn 4.5 units of transferable college credit through a partnership with Río Hondo College, which provides instruction at the high school. Sixteen El Monte High students were enrolled in the class this spring, which stresses oral and written proficiency of the Japanese language. Students learn the basics of Hiragana and Katakana script and are introduced to Kanji characters, while studying Japanese history, culture and civilization. Students will need to complete at least 27 hours of intensive individualized oral-aural practice to earn full credit.

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  • El Monte Union High School Recognized by College Board for Diversity in AP Computer Science

    El Monte High School has received the 2021 AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award from the College Board, recognizing the school for expanding women’s access to Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science classes. El Monte High received the award for fostering equal gender representation in AP Computer Science Principles during the 2020-21 school year and is among 1,200 high schools across the United States honored by the College Board.

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  • El Monte Union Students Triumph at Streets, Art, SAFE Film Competition

    Mountain View High School VISTA Academy students wowed the judges at the Streets, Art, SAFE Film Competition, earning five trophies for their safe driving public service announcements (PSA) – including the Best PSA Gold Award for “Missing My Butterfly,” which also won awards for Best Script and Best Texting and Driving PSA. Additionally, VISTA Academy videos were honored with Best Acting and Best Safe Driving PSA awards. Created by the non-profit organization Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE), the competition, held in May, challenges teams to create PSAs about the importance of safe driving.

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