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West Covina Unified School District

  • West Covina Unified Celebrates Construction Progress on High School Sports Complex

    West Covina Unified Board of Education members and administrators kicked off the process of filling the Olympic-size pool in the District’s new sports complex on May 11, celebrating the project’s construction progress. The pool will be the centerpiece of the state-of-the-art complex, housed at Edgewood High School. The $18 million project, funded by the voter-approved Measure ES, is expected to be completed by July 1. The complex will also include four locker rooms, two digital scoreboards capable of video playback, and a high-quality sound system.

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  • West Covina Unified Celebrates the Class of 2019

    West Covina Unified School District celebrated the accomplishments of 770 graduates from its two comprehensive high schools and continuation school with commencement ceremonies on June 5 and 6, held at West Covina High School.

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  • West Covina Unified High Schools Place in Top 16 Percent in 2020 Best High Schools List

    Edgewood and West Covina high schools have been ranked in the top 16 percent of schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, recognizing strong student achievement in their International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. Edgewood High and West Covina High earned scores of 90.41 and 84.32, respectively, earning high rankings among approximately 2,600 high schools in California. Edgewood High maintained its strong ranking from 2019 and West Covina High boosted its score by more than 3.5 points. Each school’s score correlates to its percentile position in the 2020 Best High Schools rankings.

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Edgewood High School to Debut Cisco Networking Academy Career Pathway

Edgewood High School will expand its information technology (IT) curriculum in fall 2020, providing new learning opportunities to incoming freshmen with the debut of a Cisco Academy career technical education (CTE) pathway. Edgewood will hold an open house on Feb. 12 to provide West Covina Unified families with information on the seven courses that constitute the Cisco Academy pathway. The pathway will accommodate 36 freshmen for the 2020-21 school year.

West Covina Unified to Hold Preview Night for Performing Arts Academy

Incoming high school freshmen with a passion for the performing arts are invited to attend a spring preview night for the West Covina High School Performing Arts Academy from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. Families can learn what the Academy has to offer, gain insight into the application and audition process and meet Academy coordinators. Launching in fall 2020, the Academy will provide an exclusive fine arts education in a free, public school setting. Its first freshman cohort will be capped at 50 students. The preview night will be held at West Covina High’s Bulldog Café, 1609 E. Cameron Ave., West Covina.

Edgewood Schools to Host Cisco Academy Open House for Incoming Freshmen

Edgewood Schools will hold an open house for parents of incoming freshmen to introduce its newest career pathway, the Cisco Networking Academy, at 6:30 p.m. Wed. Feb. 12. Edgewood faculty and administrators will provide information and answer questions about the Information Technology pathway that will debut in fall 2020, with a 36-student cohort. Edgewood Schools are located at 1625 W. Durness, West Covina. The open house will be held in Room D8.

West Covina Unified Student Receives Spoken Word Poetry Scholarship

Edgewood High School senior Yuriko Chavez’s poetic perspective on social justice won her the 2019-20 Romero Scholarship for Excellence in Spoken Word. Chavez’s poem submission “Mission First, Mission Always” was ranked No. 1 on four out of the five judges’ score cards. The scholarship is funded by David A. Romero, a Mexican-American spoken word artist, and is given to one high school senior in the United States each year. The $500 prize will help fund Chavez’s pursuit of a journalism and ethnic studies degree at either Occidental College or UC Irvine.

West Covina Unified Launches High School Performing Arts Academy

West Covina Unified will establish the next premier performing arts academy in Southern California, empowering students to delve into their creative potential, gain insight from industry professionals and prepare for a future in the arts. The West Covina High School Performing Arts Academy will welcome its first freshman cohort – capped at 50 students – in fall 2020, providing an exclusive fine arts education in a free, public school setting. Incoming freshmen from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties are eligible to apply to the WCHS Performing Arts Academy. The District is now accepting applications; students can begin the application process online.

West Covina High Yearbook Lauded by American Scholastic Press Association

West Covina High School’s 2018-19 yearbook staff was recognized by the American Scholastic Association, capturing first place in the 2019 Yearbook and Magazine Awards. “The Quest,” West Covina High’s student-created yearbook, embraced the theme Finding Your True Colors in 2018-19.

West Covina High to Stage ‘How to Succeed’ Musical

West Covina High School’s theater department will stage the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” from Thursday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 2 at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts, 104 N. Citrus Ave., Covina. Tickets are available online.

West Covina Unified to Launch High School Performing Arts Academy

West Covina Unified will establish the next premier performing arts academy in Southern California, empowering students to delve into their creative potential, gain insight from industry professionals and prepare for a future in the arts. The West Covina High School Performing Arts Academy will welcome its first freshman cohort – capped at 50 students – in fall 2020, providing an exclusive fine arts education in a free, public school setting. Incoming freshmen from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties are eligible to apply to the WCHS Performing Arts Academy. The District is now accepting applications; students can begin the application process online.