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Paramount Unified School District

  • Two Paramount Unified Middle Schools Recognized as 2020 Schools to Watch

    Two Paramount Unified Middle Schools - Alondra and Leona Jackson - have been recognized as 2020 Schools to Watch for academic excellence, responsiveness to the needs of students and commitment to connecting with students one-on-one to ensure high achievement. The honor, conferred by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform network, is the third time the schools have been designated as Schools to Watch. Alondra and Jackson were previously recognized in 2014 and 2017.

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  • Paramount Unified Students Participate in Special Assembly with Focus on Positive Campus Culture

    More than 700 Paramount High School students came together during a five-day Breaking Down the Walls event meant to encourage a campus culture of understanding, inclusivity and positivity. Breaking Down the Walls is a program sponsored and led by the nonprofit organization Learning For Living, which seeks to create a thriving school culture where everyone works together to stay engaged, excited and empowered.

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  • Paramount Unified Sends Record High Number of Graduates to Colleges

    Paramount Unified graduates increased college enrollment by 8 percentage points when 69 percent of 2019 graduates enrolled in colleges this fall as the District continues to strengthen programs that lead to college success. The new high of students enrolled in four-year or two-year colleges is up from 61 percent a year ago. The District also set a new record for students enrolled in the California State University (CSU) system after 493 graduates from the summer graduating class were admitted to the system.

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Paramount Unified Partners with County on Community Schools Initiative

Paramount Unified is partnering with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and Department of Mental Health on a Community Schools Initiative that will increase support services for students. The Community Schools Initiative, launched in September, will focus Los Angeles County resources on Paramount Unified School District students over the course of a three-year pilot. The District will collaborate with community partners to provide additional health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement.

Paramount Unified Launches Entrepreneurial Program

Paramount Unified has launched a new entrepreneurial pathway that prepares students for the business world while teaching the basics of computer coding. Startup Tech is the latest career technical education (CTE) Pathway the District will use to prepare students to thrive in the real world.

Paramount Unified to Greet Students with New Technology, Programs for 2019-20 School Year

Paramount Unified School District students will return to the classroom with expanded technology and strengthened curriculum offerings when the doors open for the new school year. The District has reached 1:1 technology for students in grades three through 12, with each student receiving a Chromebook laptop for use at school or home.Paramount Unified will continue to implement computer coding into Algebra lessons while additional teachers throughout the District have become Google Certified, allowing them to incorporate new technological practices to enhance learning. In addition, Paramount Unified has launched an Entrepreneurship and App Development course that teaches young scholars coding while helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Paramount Unified to Welcome Students with New Technology

Paramount Unified School District students will return to the classroom with increased technology when classes begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. The District has reached a 1:1 device-to-student ratio, with each student in grades three through 12 receiving a Chromebook laptop. In addition, Paramount Unified has launched an Entrepreneurship and App Development course that teaches young scholars coding while helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Paramount Unified High School Students Celebrate Summer Graduation

Nearly 40 students from Paramount Unified’s Buena Vista High School turned their tassels and celebrated graduation during a summer commencement ceremony on July 25. The District provides an opportunity for students to take or retake courses over summer that are required for graduation.

Paramount Helps Students Transition to College through Melt Program

Paramount Unified is helping students navigate college enrollment through its Melt program, which serves those who have failed to enroll in college or are finding challenges in completing the process. A team of counselors is helping students answer questions and overcome challenges that arise through the financial aid process. More than 120 Paramount Unified students have been assisted thus far.

Paramount Unified Staff Members Attend Tech Conference in Florida

Paramount Unified Instructional Technology staff members Nancy Rivas and Joy Go-Ng represented the District as Schoology ambassadors during the Schoology NEXT conference on July 9-12 in Boca Raton, Florida. They met with other representatives from districts across the country and learned new practices to share with Paramount Unified. Schoology is a technology used by the District that allows educators to connect with parents and families through online assignments and progress reports.