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 reflects on milestones and successes made during the first quarter of 2014-15 and looks at what's ahead for Whittier Union. 

 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

  • 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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  • Cal High Softball Player Signs Letter of Intent to Join the Siena Saints

    Surrounded by coaches, family and friends, California High School varsity softball player Jessika Jaime signed her scholarship letter to play the sport she lovingly devoted her entire childhood to. Jessika, who has been playing softball since she was 5 years old, signed her letter of intent to join the Siena Saints softball program at Siena College, a private Division I university in Albany County, New York. D-I schools are the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the country.

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  • The Whole Child Opens Full-Time Integrated School Health Center

    As part of Whittier Union’s Student Well-Being Program, The Whole Child, a local nonprofit whose mission is to restore children’s emotional health, has opened a full-time integrated school health center, dubbed "The Gallery," at Whittier High School to offer mental health services to its students and families.

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  • Whittier Union Launches Student Well-Being Program

    The Whittier Union High School District is expanding its award-winning mental health program at Santa Fe High School to all schools District-wide, with the expansion of wellness centers, counseling services and overall support for students who are experiencing barriers to their personal and academic achievement.

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Announcements

  • 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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  • 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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  • Whittier Daily News Writes Four-Part Series on WUHSD
    Click here to read the Whittier Daily News' recent series of articles chronicling how Whittier Union has attained and sustained rising student academic achievement.
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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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