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Welcome to 2021!

Hi Students.  It is now 2021 and this is the time of the year when many of our students make new year resolutions.  If it is your desire to continue your education and obtain your high school diploma, please reach out to me at Nadine.Juarez@wuhsd so that I can help you get that process going.  You can also contact our Whittier Union Adult School Counselor, Tim Shubin, directly at  We both would love to help you reach your educational goals!  If you need help obtaining your transcript(s), I recommend using
I know that this is a time like no other. Some of you have more responsibilities than ever before while others have more time on their hands.  Either way, there is no time like the present.  During a time when many have given up, furthering your education at this time can help put you ahead of the game.  Remember that a little progress every day or every week is still progress!  Contact me so that I can help you make that progress happen!
~Mrs. Nadine Juarez

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year.  I look forward to working with and helping you achieve your goal of obtaining your high school diploma.  If you are a new or returning student and would like to take high school courses or any other course offered at Whittier Union Adult School (WUAS), please fill out the interest link to get started.  

6/25/2020: Graduation Information: WUAS Grad date 7/22/20

This is the latest information regarding graduation.  

Whittier Union to Celebrate Class of 2020 with Socially Distanced Drive-thru Graduation Ceremonies

Whittier Union High School District will honor over 2,800 members of the Class of 2020 during socially distanced drive-thru graduation ceremonies taking place the week of July 20.
Due to strict public health restrictions related to COVID-19, the District postponed in-person graduation ceremonies that were originally scheduled the first week of June. Under recently updated public health guidelines, drive-thru ceremonies and celebrations are now permitted in Los Angeles County.
“Our administrative teams have been working tirelessly to carefully plan on-campus events that adhere to all social distancing protocols, while ensuring that families have an experience that is safe, festive and respectful of such a significant milestone in their lives,” Superintendent Martin Plourde said. “It may not be what we are traditionally accustomed to, but we promise to make these ceremonies memorable for our seniors, whose achievements deserve to be recognized.”
To ensure the continued safety of students, families and staff, students will be assigned an arrival time based on last name. As part of a very structured process, students will leave their vehicles, walk across a stage as their names are called, have their photos taken and receive their diplomas. Schools will provide students and families with additional details, appointment times and maps detailing the graduation routes.
Traditional graduation speeches will be prerecorded and available for viewing on each school’s website. 
California High School 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 20 9800 S. Mills Ave., Whittier
La Serna High School 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 15301 Youngwood Drive, Whittier
Santa Fe High School 5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 10400 Orr and Day Road, Santa Fe Springs
Whittier High School 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 23 12417 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier
Pioneer High School 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 24 10800 Benavon St., Whittier
Sierra Vista,
Adult School
5 to 7 p.m.;
7 to 8:30 p.m.;
8:30 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22 Sierra Education Center, 9401 Painter Ave., Whittier
The following guidelines will be enforced across all schools:
  • Only one vehicle for the graduate and immediate family will be allowed.
  • No over-sized vehicles – including motor homes, party buses or limousines – will be permitted.
  • Riding on the back of a truck is not permitted. Vehicles must be enclosed (no motorcycles, convertibles with the top open, golf carts or bicycles).
  • Each graduate will receive a scheduled time to arrive on campus for the ceremony. Early arrivals will not be permitted to enter.  
  • All graduates will wear their caps and gowns upon arrival. Please contact your school administration if you are in need of a cap and gown. 
  • All family members must remain in their vehicles at all times – they will not be permitted to exit vehicles to take photos. A photographer will take pictures of each graduate. 
  • Face masks must be worn if any windows in the vehicles are open.
  • Graduates must wear face masks upon exiting their vehicles. Graduates may remove their masks while having photos taken.
  • The District has a zero-tolerance policy on the possession, consumption or sale of alcoholic beverages or any restricted substances.  
Families are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and take photos from the safety of their cars.