Rowland Unified School District

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ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – OCTOBER 26, 2010 – Beginning November 1, 2010, the Rowland Unified School District will accept application forms for Open Enrollment for schools within the district for the 2011-2012 school year from parents who live within the District. This is not open enrollment for families outside of the District.  The application form may be picked up from any school in the District or from the Pupil Services Office located at 1928 S. Nogales Street in Rowland Heights. Deadline: Forms (one per child) must be turned in no later than January 21, 2011 at 4 p.m. to the Pupil Services Office. Late applications or mailed applications received after the due date or time will not be accepted. Parents will be notified by mail of the “Choice” results by March 18, 2011. Parents must have completed all required registration paperwork by April 22, 2011. Transportation: Transportation to a school of choice is the responsibility of the parent.  New bus stop or routes will not be created to accommodate students attending a school of choice. Transportation may be provided to students to a school of choice on the same fee basis as all students for an existing stop or route.  Students will have to embark and disembark the bus at bus stops already assigned by the Transportation Department.  For further information, please call (626)935-8203 or visit

            Rowland Unified is proud of its four National Blue Ribbon Schools, 16 California Distinguished School Awards and numerous state and national award-winning programs. Rowland is one of the few Districts to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at both of its high schools – at Nogales High School and Rowland High School. The District has also two Candidate Schools for the IB Primary Years Program: at Oswalt Academy and Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology. Rowland Unified School District is proud to be the only District in the State to have the Apple Laptop Learning program in K- 12 schools. The innovative program is now at four of its schools: Oswalt Academy – An Apple Distinguished School; Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology, Giano Intermediate and Nogales High School. Both high schools also offer the pioneering Career Certification Program, where students can study one of six career pathways: Arts & Communications, Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health & Medical Services, Public & Human Services, and Technology.

             Rowland has a strong commitment to the arts and offers instrumental music in all of its elementary, middle and high schools. The Elementary Instrumental Program begins with strings in 4th grade and band in 5th grade. 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the Elementary Instrumental program.

            The Rowland Unified School District is proud to serve 16,000 students at 22 elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, West Covina, La Puente and City of Industry. Permits allow students from other communities to attend our schools. More than 5,000 adults (16+) are also served by the Rowland Adult and Community Education School. For more information about Rowland Unified, call (626) 965-2541 or visit 

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