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Valinda School of Academics

Hacienda La Puente USD

  • 1030 Indian Summer Ave, Valinda, CA 91744 • 626.933.4700 

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    Dual Immersion Program

    Make the choice to prepare your student to be a 21st century learner!


    Haga la decisión de preparar a su estudiante a ser un aprendiz del siglo 21!

    What is Dual Immersion?/¿Qué es doble inmersión?

    Goals of Dual Immersion/Metas del Programa

    Research on Dual Immersion/Investigaciones

    Code to the Future Immersion Program

    Code to the Future Program at Valinda incorporates 21st Century Learning for grades K-8.  Students utilize a variety of coding software to learn the fundamentals of programming.  This program also gears students with college and career ready skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and creativity.  

    Please check out our Showcase video:

    Student Activities

    ASB Leaders at work!

    Our ASB advisors accompanied by our ASB Student Leadership team traveled to the Annual Care Conference to build capacity on several areas such as:  promoting student engagement, collaborative teamwork, and etc.  Students were able to incorporate strategies learned within workshops within school site activities.

    First Lego League Team at Wilson Invitational

    Our First Lego League Team started their competition season by competing at the Wilson Invitational.  The invitational included schools from all over the Southern CA region.  Students were able to successfully complete their missions, and presentation of core values. 

    First Lego League Robotics Team @ State Competition

    Congratulations to our FLL Robotics Team for placing 3rd overall at the state competition held at La Canada High School.  The team also received the Gracious Professionalism Award as well.  Way to go Valiants!

    The Mobile Dairy Classroom came to visit Valinda where students received an interactive lesson about different animals.  Students had the opportunity to meet Milky Way (the cow) and Freckles (the goat).  

    Valinda's ES Science Olympiad Team

    The Elementary Science Olympiad Team competed in multiple events (i.e. Egg Drop, Paddle Boat) this past Saturday at Occidental College.  Both the coaches and team demonstrated great teamwork and dedication.  Click here to see a glimpse of the day!

    Valinda's MS Science Olympiad Team

    The Middle School Team competed in multiple events (i.e. Battery Buggy) at Rio Hondo College on February 23rd.  The team showed great determination and resilience.  Congrats to both the coaches and team!  Click here for a glimpse.


    Parent Information

    Valinda School of Academics Office Hours

    Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

    Parent Workshop Schedule 2018-2019

    If your child is out, please contact our office:  (626) 933-4700 and speak with Mrs. Arguello to clear an absence.  You may also email her at to clear an absence.  Thank you!

    2018-2019 Hacienda-La Puente Calendar At A Glance (Click Calendar)


    Coffee w/ the Principal (3/7/19)- 8:15 a.m. @ Cafeteria

    Parent University Symposium (3/16/19)- 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. @ Willow MPR

    ELPAC Testing begins 2/20/19!  

    Please be sure to arrive to school on time (check out schedule below)...

    Scholar for Dollar

    Please click on link below to help vote for Valinda in competing for a $15,000 award to help fund STEM programs.  Voting is between March 11-22, 2019. Your vote is appreciated!


    CAASPP Testing Commences March 18th...Please make sure to come to school on time!  Check out the schedule below.

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    Posted 2/7/19

    At the annual CSBA Conference, HLPUSD received the Golden Bell award for its Dual Immersion Programs in Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.  Thus, our School District is ranked #1 in this category within the entire state of California.  Valinda School of Academics, being one of these distinguished schools, for their Spanish Dual Immersion program.  

    Posted 12/10/18
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    About Us

    Valinda School of Academics is a K-8 school within the Hacienda/La Puente Unified School District.  At Valinda, our K-8 program supports the academic, social, and emotional development of all students by preparing them to be 21st Century Learners aligned with Common Core, access to technology integration, and providing multiple career pathways.  Our students have access and opportunities within multiple programs such as: Dual Immersion, Code to the Future Immersion, Robotics (First Lego League), Journalism, Student Leadership (ASB), Sports, and much more.  At Valinda School of Academics, our friendly and dedicated staff and administration are committed to fostering student growth, and ensuring that our students thrive in a safe and nurturing school environment.  

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