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Monrovia Unified School District

  • Monrovia Unified Honors Local Family with Dedication of Monrovia High School Weight Room

    For their longtime support of the District and Monrovia High School (MHS) Athletics, Fred and Diane Bowden were honored during an Oct. 27 dedication ceremony that named MHS’s weight room the ‘Fred and Diane Bowden Weight Room.’ Fred, who passed away in 2018, and Diane, graduated from Monrovia High School in 1959 and 1961, respectively. The two always looked for ways to give back to the District and with Fred’s passing, Diane and the Bowden family made a commitment to continue that support.

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  • Canyon Oaks High School and Mountain Park Independent Study School Seniors Turn Their Tassels During Drive-thru Commencement Ceremony

    Over 60 seniors from Canyon Oaks High School and Mountain Park Independent Study School were cheered on as they walked the stage to receive their diplomas during a drive-thru commencement ceremony on June 3 at Monrovia High School. When the ceremony began, cars lined up and graduates exited their vehicles with masks on and lined up 6 feet apart from one another. Teachers were invited on stage to share their memories of each student and ended with words of encouragement for the future.

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  • Monrovia High School Celebrates Over 300 Graduates During Drive-thru Ceremony

    Over 300 Monrovia High School seniors stepped out of vehicles, walked a green and white decorated stage, received their diplomas and turned their tassels during a drive-thru commencement ceremony at Monrovia High School on June 3. The very first graduate of the day was Vivian Fisher, who received an honorary diploma as she was unable to receive her diploma from the Class of 1938. Afterward, students lined up 6 feet apart and walked the stage as their names were announced through the speakers. Families drove next to the stage, taking photos and cheering for their graduate before making their way to a pick-up zone.

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Monrovia Unified to Host Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremonies

Monrovia Unified School District will celebrate the Class of 2020 during two days of commencement drive-thru events. Canyon Oaks High School and Mountain Park Independent Study School will celebrate seniors at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 at Monrovia High School, 845 W, Colorado Blvd., Monrovia. Monrovia High School will host its ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 at Monrovia High School. Every student will be allowed to attend in one car, and only the student will exit the vehicle to walk the stage and receive his or her diploma. The graduates will then take their graduation photos, make their way back to the cars and drive through to the exit point. The plan put forth by Monrovia Unified adheres to all social distancing requirements and public health guidelines established for Los Angeles County.

Monrovia High School Celebrates Class of 2020 with Socially Distanced Drive-thru Graduation Ceremony

Monrovia High School seniors will turn their tassels and celebrate their many achievements during a drive-thru graduation ceremony at Monrovia High on June 3. The graduation plan, approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the City of Monrovia, adheres to all of social distancing and public health guidelines established for Los Angeles County.

Monrovia Unified Celebrates Scholars During Virtual Monrovia Days

Monrovia Unified School District’s celebrated its scholars with a montage video of the 2019-20 school year during Virtual Monrovia Days on May 16. The video showcased the programs and events that happened throughout the school year including theater and musical performances, coding and robotic showcases, and athletic achievements.

Monrovia High School Ranked as Top High School by U.S. News and World Report

Monrovia High School has been ranked in the top 13 percent of schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, recognizing its student achievement and college and career readiness programs. Monrovia High earned a score of 87.08, earning a high ranking among approximately 2,600 high schools in California. Monrovia’s score correlates to its percentile position in the 2020 Best High Schools rankings.

Monrovia High School Ranked as Top School by U.S. News & World Report

Monrovia High School has been ranked in the top 13% of schools by U.S. News and World Report, recognizing the school’s Early College partnership with Citrus College, as well its award-winning career pathways, including its Math and Science Academy – which earned a Gold Ribbon Award from the California Department of Education in 2014 – and Humanities Academy and Video Production Academy. Monrovia earned a score of 87.08, earning a high ranking among approximately 2,600 high schools in California.

Monrovia Unified to Honor Monrovia’s Birthday with Virtual Celebration

Monrovia Unified School District’s community will celebrate the city of Monrovia’s birthday with an at-home celebration beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. In place of the usual parade, carnival and live entertainment, a virtual experience is planned that will allow the school community to wish Monrovia a happy birthday from the safety of their homes. Students and families will submit videos wishing the city a happy birthday and take part in an at-home pie eating contest.

Monrovia Unified Middle School Named 2020 School to Watch for Commitment to Excellence

Clifton Middle School has been recognized as a 2020 School to Watch for its academic excellence, responsiveness to the needs of students, and commitment to helping every student achieve at a high level. The honor, conferred by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform network, is Clifton’s second designation as a School to Watch. Clifton was previously recognized in 2017, the same year it was named a California Gold Ribbon School.

Monrovia Unified Receives Donation of Masks and Hand Sanitizer from Local Humanitarian Organization

Tzu Chi, a local humanitarian organization and private school, donated 2,000 surgical masks and 1,000 portable hand sanitizers to the City of Monrovia on March 31, with a portion of the donation going to Monrovia Unified School District to ensure the continued safety of staff, students, and families. In addition to the masks and sanitizer, Tzu Chi also donated gloves and bottles of surface disinfectant.

Monrovia Unified Administrator Joins State Board of Education Committee

Monroe Elementary School Principal Lily Jarvis has been selected from among 200 applicants for a seat on the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), which advises the State Board of Education on curriculum and instructional matters. She started her term in January. The IQC develops and recommends curriculum frameworks, evaluate instructional materials and make educational recommendations.