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Urban Studies

conservation - innovation - exploration


Our vision is to have a creative learning community that engages students both artistically and intellectually, instilling responsibility, ethics, knowledge and academic rigor for college and career preparedness.


The Environmental and Urban Studies SLC is composed of two California Partnership Academies. These two academies are the Transportation Careers Academy Program (TCAP) and the Environmental Science Academy (ESA). The EUS Mission is to prepare our students for the 21st century by providing students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to reach their potential and effectively function as contributing members of society within the context of a rapidly changing world.

"ESA is one of the biggest branches at WHS that opens your eyes to new ways to improving our community."

- Azeret L. | Class of 2018 -

What Distinguishes the Environmental Urban Studies SLC?

EUS offers thematic electives where students get hands on training to be career ready. Students get an opportunity to see the various careers in action through field trips, job shadowing, internships, and thematic electives.  This academy teaches students to be environmentally aware as they work in the school's nature area known as ASCOT HILLS.  They also study academic career areas that will direct students to work in professional area such as biology, geology, and environmental law.  To do so, we provide:

*Urban Planning

*Job Shadowing

"TCAP has helped me gain a new and greater knowledge on how different types of transportation affect our daily lives."

- Betty D. | Class of 2018 -


We work closely alongside Caltrans, MTA, JPL, SPACEX, Railroad services, and the National Parks. We also provide our students with paid Internships with Caltrans, and the Santa Monica Mountain Recreation Area (National Park Service).

Field Trips

In order for our students to experience EUS themes, we provide field trips to Yosemite, Santa Monica Mountains, CA Science Museum, and Heal the Bay (Beach Clean Up).

"EUS is a very large family because its made up of two groups; TCAP and ESA. Even so, we all get opportunities to hang out together at local events hosted by both parties."

- Steve U. | Class of 2018 -

Faculty Members of EUS

Barajas, P Bryan, K Catano, F Chavez, E Cohan, S Dorado, L Duenas, R Esquivel, E Gibson, S Gutierrez, Aviles, E Hu, A Hyde, P Leon, L Orozoco, A Perez, M Quimiro, C Sajadi, S Sheu, M Valdez, S Vanegas, M


*Admin = Salwa, Gibson

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