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District Announcements

AHS Freshman Parent Orientation

Did you miss Arcadia High School's Freshman Parent Orientation?
For questions pertaining to each department offerings, please contact the Department Chair via e-mail by clicking on their names on the website.
Click here to access emails, handouts, and presentations referenced at the event.

Measure I Facilities Bond Update and Information
As we continue to make great progress on our schools and facilities thanks to the Measure I Facilities Bond, we wanted to continue to update the community on the different projects. As stated on the cover of the brochure, we also want to say "Thank You Arcadia" for all your support! The AUSD Measure I Brochure is available in English and in Chinese (中国的).  

KABC Radio Report: Arcadia Spelling Bee Champ!
First Avenue Middle School student Kai Morita wins L.A. County Spelling Bee and qualifies for the state competition!

AUSD Superintendent Announces Retirement

Arcadia Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Joel Shawn has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the school year. Dr. Shawn has been with the district since 2005, and was named superintendent in the summer of 2008. Read more here 
Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Survey


Under California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) law, school districts are required to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (or LCAP). Your feedback in the development of the LCAP is essential. To make sure we get as much parent, student, and staff feedback as possible, we have created an online survey that we hope you will take the time to complete.

Arcadia High School Student Aces ACT Exam!

Earning the top score on the ACT College Admission and Placement Exam is achieved by less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the test. Arcadia High School junior Kevin Chou was one of the few to achieve this rare feat. Read More here
Medal of Honor Recipient Visits Arcadia High School!

The first living person to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War spoke to nearly one thousand students and teachers at Arcadia High School on Thursday.

Read more here.

New Online Application for Meals Program!
AUSD has launched a new online application for its meals program. For each student who qualifies for free or reduced-priced meals, the savings can equal more than $1,400 per school year. Under the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) adopted by the state, school districts will also receive additional money for each student who qualifies. Read more here.  
Arcadia Unified Celebrates Grand Opening of Compressed Natural Gas Station!
Thanks to nearly $500,000 in grants, the Arcadia Unified School District celebrates the opening of its new compressed natural gas (CNG) station. The new CNG station is estimated to save the district up to $40,000 in fuel and maintenance costs per year. It will also continue AUSD’s mission of being a greener and more environmentally friendly district. Read More Here
Common Core Facebook Page for AUSD!
This Facebook Page was created to help parents, students, staff, teachers, and the entire community of Arcadia better understand how the Common Core State Standards are being implemented in our schools. Click here to go to the page! 
AUSD is now on Facebook!
Making the Transition to Common Core

Arcadia Unified School District is utilizing a talented team of its own educators to help make the crucial transition to the new Common Core State Standards. Read more here

AUSD's Lorie Felippa Named L.A. County Teacher of the Year!

Lorie and her family at the Awards Banquet

Lorie Felippa, transitional kindergarten teacher at Highland Oaks Elementary School, has been named one of Los Angeles County's Teachers of the Year! Lorie, who was eligible to be honored after being selected as Arcadia Unified's Teacher of the Year, was one of just 71 teachers in the county to receive this recognition. There are roughly 80,000 teachers in L.A. County. Out of the 71 teachers of the year in L.A. County, Lorie was also one of just 16 that has been nominated for California Teacher of the Year! Congratulations Lorie and thanks for everything you do! 
Arcadia High Boys Cross Country Team Wins State Championship!
State Champs! 
Congratulations to the AHS Boys Cross Country Team on winning its second consecutive CIF State Championship, and third in four years! Way to go Apaches and good luck at Nationals! 
Arcadia High Student Earns Rare Perfect Score on AP Exam!

Nathan Chou, a senior at Arcadia High School, earns a rare perfect score on his Advanced Placement Calculus Exam. Of the 3,938,100 AP exams taken in 2013, Chou was one of just 11 students in the world that reached perfection on the AP Calculus BC Exam.
Read More Here
22 Arcadia High Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!
Students hold up their notification letters and pose for pictures with school board members, superintendent, deputy superintendent, principal, and counselors after being notified of their remarkable accomplishment! The national merit scholarship program is one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded in the country. Congratulations to all our amazing semifinalists!
Schools See Nearly $10 Million in Summer Upgrades!
Students at several Arcadia Unified Schools returned to updated classrooms and facilities this school year after the district performed nearly $10 million in campus upgrades over the summer break! Continue to read here
Did you know that you can contribute to Arcadia schools simply by doing your Amazon shopping after clicking a link? It’s easy! Click on the link at the end of this announcement and complete your Amazon shopping. Amazon will automatically give AEF money based on the amount of the purchase! There’s no extra charge to you, nor any extra step to take.
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AUSD Middle Schools Rank Highest on API in L.A. County!
The Arcadia Unified School District has three of the top four highest scoring middle schools in Los Angeles County on the Academic Performance Index. Out of the more than 300 middle schools in L.A. County, Foothills Middle School ranked number one, tied with Huntington Middle School, with an API of 977. Click here to read more on this story
Arcadia Unified School District is now on Twitter!
Arcadia Unified Expanding AVID Program!

The Arcadia Unified School District is placing a renewed focus on students in the academic middle who have the potential and motivation to be among the top-performing students in the district. Read more here

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