Students Explore Innovation through STEM

Whittier Union’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program provides students the opportunity to become the computer scientists, engineers and medical professionals of tomorrow.

Courses range from the rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) program to classes designed by Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation’s leading provider of STEM curriculum.
California, SantaFe and Whittier High schools offer an Exploring Computer Science course to students who learn about computing, problem-solving and programming. La Serna and Whittier High offer an AP Computer Science Principles course.
Whittier and California high school students can explore digital electronics, a PLTW course that provides the foundational knowledge for controlling digital signals of all modern electronics.
At Pioneer High School, where students may take advantage of the Jaime Escalante Math Academy, students learn about crime scene investigators and the process of DNA sequencing, matching fingerprints and analyzing hair samples as part of a Principles of Biomedical Science course.
Whittier High School provides courses in food and nutrition science, video game graphics and design, and principles of engineering.
Earth and Space Science, available at all comprehensive sites, allows students to learn about the earth’s place in the universe.