Arcadia Unified Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall discusses Personalized Learning and our recent Community Engagement Board of Education meeting, the journey and timeline of Personalized Learning in AUSD, and who owns the content that is entered into the AltSchool platform.
20 Arcadia High School students were recently distinguished as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. These skilled seniors join a group that represents less than one percent of high school seniors across the country. Read more about this story here.
Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall discusses Arcadia Unified's journey to personalized learning in the latest field trip edition of the Arcadia Unified Digital Education Station.
Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall welcomes and meets with new parents to the District to discuss expectations and the crucial role of our parents.
Recent news and District highlights available in this month's Arcadia Unified District Delights available here.
Find recent news and district highlights in this month's Arcadia Unified District Delights by clicking here.
A nice story from ABC7 about one of our students, Ian Howe a junior at Arcadia High, working with the Arcadia Rotary to honor our veterans, current military, law enforcement, firefighters, and community members. We are very proud to be working in collaboration with our community on such a dignified and beautiful tribute. Thank you all. Read more here.
Students in grades 6-12 have been assigned devices for use in school and at home through the school year. After considering all options, we are excited to let you know that we will not collect the Chromebooks from students in grades 6-11 at the end of the school year! Read more here.
Arcadia Unified School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously at its February 28 meeting on a resolution that will save Arcadia taxpayers over $40 million. The savings will come by way of refinancing bonds that were obtained through the Measure I, Facilities Bond. Read more here.
This was the 16th time the Apaches have marched in the prestigious Rose Parade. The Arcadia High Band has also marched in two Presidential Inaugural Parades (1957 Dwight Eisenhower, 2005 George W. Bush). The band also performed at the very first Super Bowl in 1967, in the 1981 World Series, the Gator Bowl, Alamo Bowl, was featured in an NFL Super Bowl commercial last year, and has won countless field show competitions. Congrats Apaches!
Hundreds of students throughout the entire Arcadia Unified School District are participating in the global Hour of Code movement where they are taught about computer science and coding. There are even many Kindergarten classes in the Arcadia Unified School District, including Ms. Pinto's at Holly Avenue Elementary School, where students as young as 5 years old are learning to code.
Horacio Sanchez, a well-known leader in mental health and resiliency, will be the keynote speaker for our annual Community Forum/Family Engagement Night “Resiliency.” The Community Forum, which will be free of charge, will be held on Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. Mr. Sanchez will be discussing resiliency for students, maximizing brain function, helping students deal with stress, and optimal health for student success. Read more here.
Each of the nearly 10,000 students in the Arcadia Unified School District now has their own Chromebook. All middle school and high school students can even bring their Chromebooks home to use. The 1:1 Student to Technology device program began three years and was fully implemented on the first day of school this year.
A record 465 #ArcadiaFirstDay pictures were submitted this year as students, teachers, and staff returned to school! You can view our entire Facebook Photo Album here.
Pick up registration packet from the Arcadia Education Center
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Complete the registration packet before your appointment
- Make sure you bring all required documents for your appointment
***Apache Day Appointments Need to be Completed on the AHS ASB Webage (CLICK HERE)***
Teachers, administrators, and coaches will be on hand to answer questions. All middle school families and prospective students are strongly encouraged to attend. Click here for a detailed map and guide brochure. Click here for the Facebook event page.
Our school community recently took part in an online learning process. We’ve reviewed your thoughts and priorities and now want to share the results with you. Visit: AUSD Thoughtexchange to learn about the top priorities in our schools and the top priorities of the district.From the 1,309 stakeholders who participated, we received 2,325 thoughts and 81,865 stars were assigned. We learned about our strengths and the areas that we can improve. Thank you for contributing to the success of our schools. Your participation in the process was invaluable.
The Arcadia Unified School District Communications and Public Information Office is currently accepting applications for next semester. Students with an interest in journalism, communications, video production, marketing, or public relations are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Monday, December 28, 2015. Interviews will be conducted sometime in January. For more information please visit http://goo.gl/hdKVi2 or email AUSD Public Information Officer Mr. Foran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMINDER FOR ALL AUSD PARENTS:
If you did not receive an email and phone blast from Superintendent Vannasdall Tuesday, December 15, 2015 please be sure to update your contact information at your school site. Also, check your email filters and settings. Be sure to allow email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help ensure you receive our emails and communications.
In addition to phone and email blasts during emergency and non-emergency situations (Tuesday was a non-emergency), we will update the district website at www.ausd.net, all ten school websites, along with our Facebook and Twitter pages. We will also update our phone hotline (626) 821-1783, which you can call to listen to a recorded update. Thank you for helping us improve our communications.
We are aware that Los Angeles Unified has closed all schools due to a credible threat specific to LAUSD. We have been in contact with the Arcadia Police Department and with our school resource officer regarding the threat.
Arcadia school Principals have been notified and we will continue to monitor all news and advisories regarding the situation in Los Angeles. Arcadia Unified schools are not impacted by the threat at this time and will remain open for school. We will continue to communicate with Arcadia Police and our community.
Please watch and share this important video. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to AEF. Please considering visiting https://arcadiaedfoundation.org/donate/ to make a donation today. From all our students, staff, and entire community, we sincerely thank you.
Learn more about AEF at http://arcadiaedfoundation.org/.
More than 300 Arcadia Unified VIP staff and their guests took to the field to be honored before the Arcadia High School Football game against Burroughs on 10/16/15. A great game and night with a lot of smiles shared by many in the AUSD family! Thank you AUSD staff! Full photo album here.
As part of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the Arcadia Unified School District is committed to continuing our communication and conversation with our parents, staff and community. You can share your thoughts and learn more about the process now by visiting http://goo.gl/6k5Fel.
The Arcadia Unified School District is seeking student, staff and community input in regard to starting and ending the school year earlier. This change would begin with the 2016-2017 school year. Please complete this very brief survey by Friday, March 13.
Medal of Honor Recipient Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall and his energetic dog Huey delivered a powerful message about honor and education to nearly 1,000 Arcadia High School students and staff Wednesday. Read more
Dear Highland Oaks Parents and Community,We wanted to inform you about the situation on campus today. We are currently without power, and it’s likely we will remain without power for the remainder of the day. School is in session and we will have a full day as scheduled. Read more here
The state’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) legislation requires school districts to provide their communities the opportunity to respond to the school district’s LCAP in writing. We have been utilizing input from various meetings with parents, staff, and students along with survey data to develop our LCAP. Posted at this link are the LCAP Executive Summary (in English and Chinese) and the LCAP plan in its required state template format. We welcome your comments, which may be posted on my Blog, sent to me via email at email@example.com, or sent to me at the Arcadia Education Center, 150 South Third Ave., Arcadia 91006 by May 31, 2014. Copies of the LCAP are also available at the Arcadia Education Center.
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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.
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Your input is needed in a very important decision at the high school.
The following survey will allow you to share your thoughts about a potential change to the high school schedule to take effect fall 2014.
The results of this survey will be shared with your parent and student representatives on the School Site Leadership Team (SSLT). When you fill out this survey, your voice will be heard.This survey will close at noon on Monday February 10th, 2014.Short Day Survey for Parents and Students
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.
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
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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.
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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Arcadia Police Department “Click it or Ticket” seat belt campaign - May 20, 2013 to June 2, 2013. During this time frame officers will be conducting a Zero Tolerance enforcement campaign in order to educate and deter motorists and passengers from driving/riding while unrestrained in vehicles. Click here for Seat Belt and Child Safety Laws.
Arcadia High School
Orchesis Dance Company
My Lucky Strike
April 25-26-27 and May 3-4
Tickets at www.seatyourself.biz/orchesis
Saturday, February 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
First Avenue Middle School Basketball Courts
Click here to let us know what types of professional entertainment you would like to see in the new Performing Arts Center
View Photos Taken at the Performance and "Meet and Greet"
Arcadia High School:
One of Best Schools for Math and Science
For the first time, US News & World Report has created a list of our country's Best Schools for Math and Science. Of the 208 elite schools selected, Arcadia High School appears in the #94 spot.
2011-12 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
and one of 16 LA County Teachers of the Year
Jon Ma and Michelle Zhu Named Co-Valedictorians
in support of Governor Brown's proposal for placing a revenue extension measure on the June 2011 ballot - Click for background
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Grand re-opening of the newly renovated Salter Stadium and
Apache football vs John Muir HS
Congratulations to the Arcadia High School Science Bowl Team for placing 4th in the Nation in competition held April 29 - May 4 in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Congratulations to the AHS Ocean Sciences Bowl Team for placing 8th in the Nation in competition held in St. Petersburg, Florida, in late April.