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Monrovia High School Recognized for Narrowing Achievement Gap
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Monrovia High School Recognized for Narrowing Achievement Gap

Originially posted July 9 at 11:42 a.m. / Updated July 10 at 10:53 a.m. By Susan Motander The Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) has placed Monrovia High School on its 2018-2019 California Honor Roll. This honor is not one for which a school may apply, but rather is based solely on objective achievement data…

Financial Woes Shutter Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia
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Financial Woes Shutter Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia

Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia shut down suddenly last week, leaving students who expected to take part in a graduation ceremony in the dark. The president of the Monrovia-based technical college gave students and faculty one day’s notice of its closure in an email, according to a local newspaper report. “The college, due to severe…

Monrovia’s Immaculate Conception School Summer Code Camp
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Monrovia’s Immaculate Conception School Summer Code Camp

Fifth and sixth grade Immaculate Conception School (IC) students are participating in Camp Code. Students will explore coding, robotics, engineering, design, and hands on problem solving. The program was funded by a generous donor and Bishop O’Connell recently stopped by to inspire these future leaders in technology. When students return to school in September, they…

Monrovia Unified Celebrates Adult School and Alternative Schools Class of 2019
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Monrovia Unified Celebrates Adult School and Alternative Schools Class of 2019

Monrovia Unified celebrated 270 students who graduated from the District’s Adult School, Canyon Oaks High School, and Mountain Park School during ceremonies that celebrated the achievements and successes of each student. On May 30, Monrovia Community Adult School held its commencement ceremony for graduates who had completed the graduation requirements for the schools’ programs. Students…

MUSD Celebrates 2018-19 Successes at Wild Rose School of Creative Arts
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MUSD Celebrates 2018-19 Successes at Wild Rose School of Creative Arts

Monrovia families are buzzing about expansions in instructional options at Wild Rose School, including this year’s successful restructuring as a School of Creative Arts and the 2019-20 addition of dual language immersion in Spanish. Spaces in the Spanish language program are already limited and the school is celebrating a partnership with Disney Musicals in Schools…

St. Gregory A. & M. Hovsepian School Goes Full STEAM Ahead
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St. Gregory A. & M. Hovsepian School Goes Full STEAM Ahead

By Emily Glory Peters “Don’t throw anything away.” It’s not a hoarder’s mentality—it’s the bedrock of teachers Michele Browning and Arpy Jahjah’s STEAM philosophy at St. Gregory A. & M. Hovsepian School in Pasadena. “For young learners, school is a freight train—it’s cognitive overload,” says Browning, who, like Jahjah, has been teaching since she was…

Meet Monrovia Unified’s Newly Appointed School Resource Officer
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Meet Monrovia Unified’s Newly Appointed School Resource Officer

By Susan Motander For the last few years Officer James Ruano has served as the School Resource Officer (SRO) to Monrovia Unified School District (MUSD). Ruano brought his own special touch to the position bridging together the resources of the Monrovia Police Department (MPD) and MUSD. But the assignment is designed as a temporary one and at…

Graduates, How Would You like to Pay for That Education?
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Graduates, How Would You like to Pay for That Education?

By Terry Miller As we celebrate those who graduate this year, we are flummoxed by the out of control—the ridiculous—cost of higher education, or any education for that matter. Last week beaming graduates at Moorhouse college were shocked when Robert Smith, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, announced his family was setting up a grant to wipe out…

Monrovia Unified Offers Students Alternative Approach to Learning With Tuition-free Independent Study
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Monrovia Unified Offers Students Alternative Approach to Learning With Tuition-free Independent Study

Mountain Park School, a K-12 tuition-free Independent Study School option provided by Monrovia Unified School District, offers flexibility to non-traditional students – some of whom are pursuing professional careers in acting or athletics. Mountain Park exposes students to career pathways, extra-curricular programs, and early college opportunities that exist at Monrovia High School to help with…

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