Whittier Union High School District

To Achieve and Maintain Excellence

District Information

LCAP Information
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) will be the new guide for the district's expenditure of state funding and parent input is needed. Click here for more information To read the LCAP, click here To read an overview of the LCAP, click here

Superintendent’s Message 
Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson congratulates Whittier Union on reaching ever-increasing heights in the way of student achievement and developing a culture of collaboration, garnering the attention of one of the world's leading educational researchers and reform advocates.  

 2013 Report to the Community
WUHSD students are reaching increasingly higher levels of academic achievement as the result of the District’s focus on its “Whatever It Takes” initiative. The 2013 Report to the Community provides new, detailed information on the District’s academic improvement as well as a budget overview and summary of its ongoing program to modernize facilities. Click here to download the report.

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Headlines

  • Santa Fe High School Builds Student Leadership, Chieftain Pride

    The Santa Fe High School campus is one filled with spirit, tradition and Chieftain Pride – evident in the elaborate events, props and costuming that come to life year-round. Much of it is due to the efforts, sleepless nights and countless hours of planning by those behind the scenes: the Associated Student Body.

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  • La Serna High Senior Relishes Rigorous Challenges

    Even before starting La Serna High School, student Tim Nguyen always relished the idea of being an innovator on campus and a model student to his peers. Described as inquisitive, thoughtful, hard-working and friendly, Tim, now a senior, constantly meets his goal of challenging himself with new projects and ideas, including establishing clubs and teaching, all while earning a 4.5 GPA and a near perfect score of 2390 on the SAT.

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  • Whittier Union Students Continue to Achieve Academic Excellence

    The number of students who are completing the courses necessary for entrance into four-year universities has nearly doubled since 2006, the highest rate in Whittier Union’s history.

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  • Academic Mentor Program Transforms Lives of Whittier High School Students

    Bryant Perez entered Whittier High School with four Ds and two Fs listed on his final eighth-grade report card. Academic challenges coupled with behavioral difficulties provided little hope of him reaching graduation. But during his freshman year, Bryant was automatically placed in intervention classes and paired with a peer mentor during the school’s inaugural year of the Academic Mentor program, which provides support to at-risk students.

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  • Whittier Union Students Celebrate Holidays through Song at Choral Festival

    Ushering in the holidays with music ranging from uplifting classical works to fun Christmas favorites, the choirs of Whittier Union’s five comprehensive high schools celebrated the season during the District’s annual Choral Festival on Dec. 4. Choral ensembles from California, La Serna, Pioneer, Santa Fe and Whittier high schools performed their pieces and received critiques from this year’s adjudicator, Dr. Iris Levine, an award-winning composer and conductor and Cal Poly Pomona’s Music Department Chair.

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Announcements

  • Open Enrollment 2015-16 
    Open Enrollment Dates:
    January 26, 2015 - February 6, 2015
     
    For more information or to apply, please click here
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  • Home School Lookup
    Are you new to the area and not sure which high school you will attend, try the new home school lookup tool click here.
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  • Supplemental Educational Services/Servicios Educativos Suplementarios (SES) 
    Click here for the SES Application
    Click here for FAQs regarding SES
    Oprima aquí para ver la solicitud SES 
    Oprima aquí para ver las Preguntas Frecuentes de SES
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  • Covered California
    Enrollment End February 15 for Covered California
     
    Click here to Enroll 
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  • Please make sure to complete the Parent Survey so your input can help improve our schools.
     
    WUHSD Parent Survey in English:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C3ZMHGP

    WUHSD Encuesta para Padres en Español:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C3VVQDV

     
     
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  • 2014-15 Academic Calendar
    Click here for the recently published WUHSD 2014-2015 Academic Calendar.
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  • My Lunch Money
    Forget your lunch money often? Try the new My Lunch Money program and never go hungry again. Click here for full details or click the button below to get registered today
    My Lunch Money Website
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  • Got Student Info?
    Synergy ParentVUE & StudentVUE portals are available now. For full information regarding what this system has to offer, how to get access, and how to download the mobile applications, click the appropriately titled links above

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  • District  Operating Hours
    District offices are open from 7:30am-4pm
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  • Attention Working Students
    You will be able to work longer hours during your Winter Break. Please click here  for Work Permit information. 
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