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Our District

West Covina Unified School District serves the community of West Covina, California in eastern San Gabriel Valley. Our award-winning schools are building on a foundation of excellence. Established in 1915, WCUSD currently serves over 14,000 students in fifteen local area schools and two charter schools. West Covina offers a world-class education with programs to meet the needs of all its students.

At West Covina, we are committed to ensuring our curriculum remains relevant and promotes 21st-century learning tools. By offering a variety of placement options, flexible course scheduling, small class sizes, and more student attendance days, we can meet the educational needs of our students and ensure they are prepared for college and career success.

 

WCUSD is an open enrollment district. Students in our district may choose to attend any school within our boundaries regardless of where their “neighborhood school” is located. 

Our schools offer such configurations as:

 

Elementary Options

Middle School Options

High School Options

  • Transitional Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten – 5
  • Kindergarten – 6
  • Kindergarten – 2
  • Grades 3 – 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Grades 6 – 8
  • Grades 7 – 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Grades 9 – 12
  • 9-12 Comprehensive
    High School
  • 9-12 International Baccalaureate School
  • Continuation High School
  • Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate diploma courses

 

 

 

 

After-school care Each of these schools offers unique programs, standards-based curriculum, and highly qualified teachers to meet the needs of our diverse population. We invite you to schedule a tour at the facilities of interest to you and discover the specific programs they offer. You’ll find:

  • International Baccalaureate and AP courses 
  • Gifted and Talented programs 
  • EL support and instruction 
  • Transitional (TK) and full-day kindergarten
  • Sports and clubs
  • Dual Language Immersion Program
  • And much more!

2015-2016 WCUSD District Goals

Academics

 

WCUSD students will receive a rigorous and challenging curriculum in preparation for college and career.

  • Full implementation of CSS K-12 in all subject areas
  • Create district benchmarks in grades K-9 for reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Decrease the number of students receiving D's & F's in core content classes by 5%
  • Increase the reclassification of EL students to 20% and meet the Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO) 1 & 2 targets – (AMAO 1:  62%; AMAO 2:  more than 5 years- 52.8%; less than 5 years – 25.5%)

Expand Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate course enrollment and offerings.

  • Increase the number of SAT/ACT by 5% and PSAT participants at grades 8 to 50%
  • Increase the number of students A-G eligible by 2%
  • Increase the number of students taking AP and IB courses by 2%
  • Increase the number of students passing the AP or IB exams by 2%
  • Develop an academic support system to ensure students and parents understand the requirements of College and Career Readiness (CCR) in the
    21st Century

WCUSD classrooms will offer the highest quality instruction through rigorous lesson design that integrates critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

  • Access the UCI Math Project to support the creation and implementation of secondary mathematics curriculum and benchmark assessments
  • Implement rigorous task design strategies and classroom visitation protocols developed by John Antonetti to instruct the CSS
  • Access data collections and assessment development tools, such as Illuminate, to design a district-wide benchmark assessment system
  • Implement a rigorous cross-curricular writing program using Write from the Beginning & Beyond (WFTBB) strategies  


 

Behavior

 

WCUSD schools will maintain high expectations for student behavior by holding all students accountable. We will teach Students to be responsible members of our school communities and provide them opportunities

in societal norms.

 

Establish and Implement
the following:

  • RtI Intervention Model – Behavioral & Academic
  • Human Relations Task Force – Anti-bullying  campaign at all sites
  • School Resource Officer –at WCHS and EHS and provide community relations support to all campuses
  • Support community service organizations through administrator membership and participation (i.e., Rotary, Lions Club, Kiwanis, etc.)
  • Increase communications tools with parents (i.e., School Loop, Website, etc.).
  • Increase each site's PTA membership by 10%

 

Creativity & Innovation

 

WCUSD will identify, support, and refine

distinguished programs in academics and the arts. 

 

Establish and Implement the
following programs:

  • Dual Language Immersion Program at Orangewood and Monte Vista Elementary
  • Middle Years Program IB at Edgewood Middle School & Primary  
  • Years IB at Cameron and Orangewood Elementary
  • Capstone Program AP and Project Lead the Way at WCHS
  • IB Diploma Program Expansion at EHS
  • Provide students with a variety of opportunities to participate in activities associated with the arts (i.e., outside music & theater performances, dance, school or classroom projects, etc.)

 

Vision Statement

The West Covina Unified School District is dedicated to uncompromising excellence in education and citizenship.

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Covina Unified School District, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide all students access to a high-quality, well-rounded curriculum rich in meaning and rigor that inspires:
 

  • Post-secondary and career participation, 
  • Critical thinking and problem solving, 
  • Informational literacy, and 
  • Positive contributions to society.

WCUSD Strategic Plan and LCAP

We are committed to building upon our foundation of academic excellence through accountability. Our Strategic Plan is the tool that was created by many stakeholders in the community (teachers, administrators, parents, students, community members, and the Board of Education) and that it is the document that guides the instructional program of the district. We encourage you to take a moment to view our district-wide improvement and growth plans and help hold us accountable to these goals.