San Gabriel Unified School District

San Gabriel Unified Adopts Mandarin Dual-Language Program Curriculum

San Gabriel Unified’s Governing Board approved the curriculum for its new Mandarin Dual-Language Immersion (DLI) program on June 25. The program will launch with a kindergarten class at Wilson Elementary School with 90% of instruction focused on Traditional Chinese and 10 percent on English.

Gabrielino High Speech and Debate Student Takes 4th Place at Nationals

Felicia Tang, a speech and debate student at San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School, finished fourth in Informative Speaking at the 2019 National Speech and Debate Tournament, held June 16-21. Tang also auto-qualified for the 2020 Nationals based on her stellar performance. This is Gabrielino High School’s 23 appearance at the national tournament in the school’s 25-year history. Photos are available.

65 San Gabriel Unified Graduates Earn State Seal of Biliteracy

Sixty-five students from Gabrielino High School’s Class of 2019 earned the California Seal of Biliteracy, recognizing their proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in a foreign language. To earn the state Seal of Biliteracy, graduates must complete four years of high school language courses with a 3.0 GPA; pass a foreign language Advanced Placement exam with a score of 3 or higher or an International Baccalaureate exam with a score of 4 or higher; score 600 or more on the SAT II world language exam; and pass a school district language exam that assesses speaking, reading and writing in a foreign language.

San Gabriel Unified Continuation Students Celebrate Commencement

Thirty-two Del Mar High School students held back tears as families, friends and staff celebrated their accomplishments with raucous cheers during Del Mar’s commencement and awards ceremony on June 6 at Gabrielino High School’s Gary E. Goodson Theatre. All of the continuation school’s 32 graduates have enrolled in college; this is also the first year in which no Del Mar students will return as fifth-year seniors.

Gabrielino High Recognizes 400 Graduates in Class of 2019

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School highlighted the academic achievements of 400 graduates and reflected on the school’s 25-year history during a ceremony on June 4 at Santa Anita Park. Valedictorian Mason Liu and salutatorian Wei Chi Chen – both AP Scholars with Distinction – were celebrated for their achievements. Liu will study engineering and computer science at UCLA and Chen will study gastroenterology at UC Berkeley. Photos are available

Gabrielino High School Expands Advanced Placement, Career Tech Curriculum for 2019-20

San Gabriel Unified’s Gabrielino High School will expand its Advanced Placement and career technical education curriculum by adding two new classes – AP Psychology and Applied Chemistry and Engineering – in 2019-20. The San Gabriel Unified Governing Board approved the courses on May 28. The one-year courses are designed for juniors and seniors who are ready for college-level work and hands-on, career-focused instruction.