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West Covina Unified School District

  • West Covina Unified School District Board Members Earn Masters in Governance Certificates

    Eileen Miranda Jimenez, Dr. Rose Lopez, and Juanita Cruz, trustees of the West Covina Unified School District, have demonstrated exceptional commitment to professional development in the service of students through their recent completion of the California School Boards Association’s (CSBA) Masters in Governance program. This accomplishment signifies mastery of the roles and responsibilities of school boards, and a strong understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to build and support an effective governance structure that helps produce better outcomes for students.

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  • West Covina Unified Superintendent Announces His Retirement

    Superintendent Charles “Chuck” Hinman, who has guided West Covina Unified School District through a pandemic, the related shift to distance learning, a school realignment, and a massive facilities improvement effort, announced he will retire effective July 31, 2021. Dr. Hinman, who began his tenure with WCUSD in 2015, thanked teachers and staff for their “talents and dedication,” creating success in classrooms across the District.

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  • West Covina Unified School District Breaks Ground on Performing Arts Center

    West Covina Unified’s Board of Education ceremonially broke ground on a 650-seat Performing Arts Center on Oct. 27, launching construction on a flagship facility where students can showcase their artistic talent. Housed at West Covina High School, the West Covina Unified Performing Arts Center will offer dedicated performance and practice spaces for the high school’s visual and performing arts programs, as well as a venue for all West Covina Unified schools to stage visual and performing arts events. The $31 million Performing Arts Center, funded by the voter-approved Measure ES, is expected to open in fall 2022.

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West Covina Unified Provides Tech Resources, Devices to All Students

Every West Covina Unified student – from transitional kindergarten to 12th grade – will be equipped with a device in 2020-21, ensuring equity in access to high-quality virtual instruction during state-mandated distance learning. The District will continue to offer technology support to parents and students in distance learning, providing comprehensive resources through its dedicated distance learning website. Those resources include tutorials on using digital learning tools and access to the District’s tech support line.

West Covina Unified Educators Prepare for Success with Distance Learning

West Covina Unified educators are preparing for a strong start to the 2020-21 year on Monday, Aug. 17 through a series of teacher trainings meant to enhance instructional strategies and ensure rigorous educational opportunities during state-mandated distance learning. Offered throughout the summer and in the week prior to the start of the school year, the trainings provide in-depth exploration of digital tools like Google Classroom and discuss instructional shifts that benefit students during distance learning, such as additional hands-on activities and student-led discussions.

West Covina Unified Educators Prepare for Success during Distance Learning

West Covina Unified educators are preparing for a strong start to the 2020-21 year on Monday, Aug. 17 through a series of teacher trainings meant to enhance instructional strategies and ensure rigorous educational opportunities during state-mandated distance learning. Offered throughout the summer and in the week prior to the start of the school year, the trainings provide in-depth exploration of digital tools like Google Classroom and discuss instructional shifts that benefit students during distance learning, such as additional hands-on activities and student-led discussions.

West Covina Unified to Honor Class of 2020 with Drive-thru Ceremonies

West Covina Unified will celebrate the Class of 2020 with drive-thru ceremonies on Thursday, Aug. 13, providing families the opportunity to celebrate graduates while adhering to county health guidelines. Edgewood, West Covina and Coronado high schools will all begin their drive-thru celebrations at 9 a.m., with students arriving at staggered times based on their last names. Graduates will be required to wear face coverings and are limited to one vehicle each, which can be decorated.

West Covina Unified High School Delivers Virtual Freshman Orientation

West Covina Unified’s Edgewood High School will welcome the Class of 2024 with a virtual orientation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, held via Google Meet. The virtual orientation will provide freshmen with the opportunity to bond with their peers and tour the campus before the 2020-21 year begins. Edgewood High School is part of the International World Schools of West Covina, which offer a TK-12 International Baccalaureate continuum.

Mt. SAC Early College Academy Tops SGV News Reader’s Choice Awards

Mt. SAC Early College Academy – West Covina Unified’s flagship dual-enrollment public high school – has been named the top high school in the San Gabriel Valley, according to the Reader’s Choice Awards from San Gabriel Valley News. Presented by Southern California News Group, the annual awards recognize the best people, places and things as voted on by SCNG readers. Mt. SAC Early College Academy provides students the opportunity to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and up to two years of free, transferable college credit. High school students from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties are eligible to apply to the Academy.

West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy Tops San Gabriel Valley News Reader’s Choice Awards

Mt. SAC Early College Academy – West Covina Unified’s flagship dual-enrollment public high school – has been named the top high school in the San Gabriel Valley, according to the Reader’s Choice Awards from San Gabriel Valley News. Presented by Southern California News Group, the annual awards recognize the best people, places and things as voted on by SCNG readers.

West Covina Unified Elementary Joins No Excuses University Network

West Covina Unified’s Vine Elementary has been recognized as a No Excuses University (NEU) school, joining a national network of schools that foster a college-ready mindset. As a NEU school, Vine students will become familiar with various colleges and universities – and learn about what it takes to pursue higher education – through engaging activities and practices.

West Covina Unified to Offer Online Summer School for High School Students

West Covina Unified School District will partner with Options for Youth, a network of public charter schools, to provide an online summer school program for Edgewood and West Covina high schools at no cost. The summer school term will run from Wednesday, July 1 to Friday, August 7. Courses can be accessed through students’ school-issued or personal devices with an internet connection. The research-based curriculum is designed to engage students through the use of media-rich, interactive learning experiences. All courses are a-g compliant and aligned to the California state standards.

West Covina Unified Opens Virtual Enrollment for 2020-21 Year

Families interested in enrolling in West Covina Unified School District for the 2020-21 school year may do so online. West Covina Unified offers a cutting-edge remote learning platform to offer distance learning, as well as a 1:1 tech device program. Families may also enroll students in an array of robust learning opportunities, including Mandarin and Spanish dual-language immersion, a TK-12 International Baccalaureate continuum, Mt. SAC Early College Academy, career technical education pathways and more.