Message from Superintendent
Dr. George Mannon
Modernizing the Learning Environment
I would like to welcome our new and returning students to Torrance Unified School District and hope you are looking forward to the 2018-2019 academic year.
TUSD schools remain among the very best in California, with our high schools having a 96% graduation rate. Our success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our outstanding educators, administrators, and support staff. The District also thrives because of the strong support we receive from our parents and community.
The last school year had many milestones and achievements, which included North High School’s JROTC Program (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) once again receiving the “Honor Unit with Distinction” designation, which is only awarded to 10% of Army JROTC programs worldwide. South High Robotics Club, the TORbots, placed 4th and 5th in Los Angeles County and went on to compete in the international robotics competition. Torrance High School was recognized as a Project Lead the Way Distinguished School for their high-caliber career technical education program. At West High School, the Academic Decathlon Team ranked in the top 10 schools in the state-wide competition. West High’s Cross-County Team also had a stellar year and won a historical first-ever CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) State Title.
In another first-ever, we celebrated the grand opening of the TUSD Aquatic Center! The Olympic size pool serves as the new home of our aquatics programs and provides our students a competition facility in which they can strengthen their skills. West and Torrance High both had a strong season with both schools having individual and relay qualifiers for CIF.
The new school year brings many new opportunities for students to succeed. Please remember to visit the District website (www.tusd.org) and your school’s website for all the latest news, information, and announcements. Also, please remember to sign in to our new student information system, Power School, to receive important updates throughout the year.
The following information contains all of the notices that the state law requires us to provide to parents and students. Please take the time to review the information in this handbook. This information is important and will provide you with answers to many questions that you may have during the year.
We are confident that the upcoming year will be productive and successful for your child(ren). Working together, we will continue our commitment to high academic standards and student achievement.