Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 3, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 3, 2024 


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024


Head of School: Joanne Harabedian

E-mail address:

Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - TK - 8th Grade


Principal: Cindy Harmon


Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626)294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School

Ms. Rose Navarro, Principal

2660 East Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, Ca 91107


Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007


Head of School: Tonya Beilstein

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024


Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Jonathon Hawes

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010


Principal: Nancy Lopez

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107


Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024


Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626)351-8951 website:

Interim Principal Ernest Siy

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626)229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626)396-5880 Principal: Mathew Kodama


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024


Principal: Dr. Jodi Marchesso

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626)836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107


Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626)449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626)396-3600 Website:

Arcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626)821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016



Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010




Sacramento, CA – This week, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill, Assembly Bill 359 
passed the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support. This bill would remove existing bar-
riers for Local Education Agencies and Community Colleges to make College Career Ac-
cess Pathways Program (CCAP) available to every student while prioritizing outreach to 
pupils who are underrepresented and not college bound.

“I am thrilled to see this legislation moving forward with a unanimous vote from the As-
sembly. Dual enrollment programs are among the most important tools that California’s 
community colleges have to help drive success for the next generation of college students, 
workers, and families. Assemblymember Holden has been a longtime champion of these 
programs at Pasadena City College and across the state. We salute his efforts to bring the 
benefits of a college education to greater numbers of Californians,” said Alton Wang, Pas-
adena City College and Board Vice President.

Dual and concurrent enrollment provides high school students access to college-level 
coursework. In some cases, students earn both high school and college credit for the 
same course depending on approval from local school and community college governing 
boards. Assemblymember Holden first established the CCAP program in 2015 (AB 288) 
and has since passed numerous bills to increase and expand dual enrollment opportuni-
ties through these partnerships.

“I have spent the last nine years championing these efforts by providing aspiring students 
across the state, irrespective of socioeconomic status, the opportunity to excel without the 
heavy burden of college debt,” said Assemblymember Holden. 

As the quality of dual enrollment programs throughout the state widely varies, many stu-
dents express that they feel disengaged from school, or that they are constantly repeating 
material that they have already covered. Increasing educational opportunities, such as du-
al enrollment, provides a turning point for students that can lead to academic success and 
future employment.

“AB 359 represents the kind of creative thinking that is the hallmark of California’s na-
tional leadership. Dual enrollment joins the strengths of our K-12 schools and our Cali-
fornia Community Colleges to provide outstanding opportunities for our students. Dual 
enrollment breaks barriers. With college courses offered at their high school, students 
can easily experience college coursework and come away with the confidence they can 
do col-lege level work and that college is for them. In addition, dual enrollment courses 
give stu-dents a huge advantage over AP courses as a dual enrollment course is an actual 
college course that transfers to the UC and many other colleges, unlike AP courses. I am 
grateful to Assemblymember Holden for his tireless work to provide greater opportunities 
and improved outcomes for all 
California students,” said Tammy 
Silver, Pasadena City College 
Board of Trustee, Area 4.

In 2022, Holden authored AB 
102, which was signed into law, 
and increased access to du-
al enrollment opportunities 
for students in juvenile court 
schools as well as eliminated the 
2027 sunset date for the CCAP 
partnerships, indefinitely.

“Two years ago, we were able 
to ensure that education has no 
sunset, and with this new bill, 
we hope to focus on the long-
term success and sustainability 
of dual enrollment by providing 
necessary reform that benefits all 
key stakeholders,” said Holden.

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