Whittier Union High School District

To Achieve and Maintain Excellence

District Information

Reflecting on Paul Lee
Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson reflects on the life of beloved student Hun Joon Lee, who teachers, staff and students knew affectionately as “Paul,” the impact he has had on the entire Whittier Union High School District community, and collective responsibility to protect all children, especially those who are vulnerable, in an Op-Ed that appeared in the Whittier Daily News on Oct. 4. Please click here to read more.
Health Insurance Coverage Information for Students & Families  
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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 - Report to the Community 2015
Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson shares the many wonderful accomplishments the District has celebrated, as well as the impressive student achievement data that reflects the District's commitment to excellence. Click here to read the message.
 NEW - 2015 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 2015 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. 
 Monthly Update: November 2015
Check out the latest news and events happening at our high schools! Click here to read our latest update. An archive of all District newsletters is available here.

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  • Santa Fe High Senior Recognized for Academic, Community Achievements

    A former English learner in elementary school, Santa Fe High School senior Sarahi Garza has risen to the top of her class with the encouragement of her parents and ongoing support from her Chieftain family. Garza has earned 4.43 GPA by juggling a rigorous academic schedule that includes several honors and Advanced Placement classes and community volunteer projects. In recognition of her achievements and impressive successes, Garza was recently honored with the Award of Merit from the Whittier Union Board of Trustees.

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  • Whittier Union Issues Final Series of Measure W Bond, Refinances Measure C

    Following the extensive modernization of campus classrooms and facilities, the Whittier Union High School District is focusing its efforts on completing the final items on its bond list. The District has issued the final $18.9 million in Measure W bonds and has successfully refinanced a portion of the $98 million in bonds issued through 1998’s Measure C, saving taxpayers $12.2 million.

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  • Whittier High Wins Prestigious Golden Bell Award

    It was five years ago that Whittier High School implemented its Academic Mentor Program – a strategic intervention tool that provides in-class academic support to at-risk students with the help, guidance and mentorship of peers. Since its inception, the program’s success rates have been significant, showcased by vastly improving student test scores and rising GPAs. For its innovation, Whittier High is being honored with a Golden Bell Award.

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  • Frontier, a Model Continuation School, Produces Top Students

    Frontier High School – named a State Model Continuation School earlier this year for its outstanding efforts to improve achievement and success rates among students – celebrated the accomplishments of its top students at its Quarterly Awards Night.

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  • La Serna High Students Learn Tolerance, Consequences of Social Media at TRUE Conference

    About 130 La Serna High School students on Oct. 22 participated in the school’s annual TRUE (Tolerance, Respect, Unity, Equality) conference, a program that exposes students to a variety of teen-appropriate topics, including the consequences of using social media, and aims to encourage the teens to make a positive impact on campus.

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  • Please make sure to complete the Parent Survey so your input can help improve our school.
    WUHSD Parent Survey in English:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WUHSDparent

    WUHSD Encuesta para Padres en Español:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EsPar 

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  • 2015-2016 Academic Calendar
    Click here for the recently published WUHSD 2015-2016 Academic Calendar.
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  • Questions about Pertussis (Whooping Cough)?
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  • 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 Ends February 15 for Covered California
    Click here to Enroll 
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  • District  Operating Hours
    District offices are open from 7:30am-4pm
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  • Attention Working Students
    The Work Permit Office at the District will be closed next week for Thanksgiving Break from Tuesday (11/24) through Friday (11/27). If you need to have a Work Permit processed, you can come on Monday, November 23, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please click here  for Work Permit information. 
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  • District Newsletters
    Interested in what's going on at Whittier Union? The district newsletters are a great way to find out. Click here for the current newsletter, as well as our full archives. 
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