Welcome to the official website of West Covina Unified School District, located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. We serve the community of West Covina, California in eastern San Gabriel Valley. Our award-winning schools are building on a foundation of excellence.
We invite you to browse through our website to learn more about what we can offer your family. Our small class sizes, flexible placement options, special programs, and rigorous curriculum meet the needs of the students we serve and prepare them for lifelong success!
The West Covina Unified School District is dedicated to uncompromising excellence in education and citizenship.
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:
It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of the 2013-2014 school year. This was a time of many firsts:
We began this year with each school developing a School Action Plan aligned to our Strategic Plan with activities focused on narrative and response to literature writing genres in all content areas, close reading strategies, text dependent questions and text annotation strategies, using technology for teaching and learning, and teaching academic vocabulary. We committed ourselves to taking risks by developing new learning events that were rigorous and relevant and to providing our students with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge utilizing critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration. As I visited classrooms during Open House at the end of the year, I was able to see the results of these comprehensive plans through meaningful and challenging student work.
As I reflect on our theme this year, Mission Possible, it is evident to me that our teachers and administrators have embraced these new initiatives and have demonstrated their resolve and commitment to moving our district forward. However, it is our students who have been truly amazing as well. School was different this year as a result of our testing changes, our implementation of new instructional strategies, and our implementation of the Common Core. Our students did not flinch at these new learning experiences. Every day they came to school eager to try new things and fearless at the challenging tasks their teachers set out for them to accomplish. Again, their success and achievement was evident by the meaningful and rigorous student work displayed at all 14 of our campuses.
All of our accomplishments and successes should serve as the momentum to continue what we have begun this year. We have many more goals to meet and challenges to face, but we are lucky to have a supportive board of education, collaborative parents and community members, a determined student body, and exceptional educators working together to ensure that all our students are successful learners.
Summer gives us time to reflect, relax, rejuvenate, and return to our students with a renewed commitment to positively contribute to their educational journey. I hope you take some quality time for yourself, and consider this quote by Judith McNamara,
"The capacity to reflect on one's own strength and weaknesses, to learn from constructive criticism, and to practice critical reflection by monitoring one's own work performance and interpersonal interactions is essential to the ability to learn from experience and is the cornerstone of the journey to becoming a lifelong learner."
Have a wonderful summer.