COVID - 19 / Coronavirus Update
To All Visitors:
We are open during the summer but we have limited operating hours. If you would like to visit our campus, please schedule an appointment first by contacting our school at 626-294-0661 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be following the safety guidelines set by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and will require all visitors to wear a mask during their visit. We will be checking our phone messages and emails during the summer.
To Our Current Students & Families:
At Arroyo Pacific Academy, our main concern is always for our students’ physical, mental, and emotional health and well being. Our plans for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year is to reopen with in-person classroom instruction under the protocols and guidelines set by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. However, because of the recent spikes in infection rate in certain California counties, including Los Angeles County, Governor Newsom issued an order on July 17th that all schools, both public and private, have to remain closed at this time. In order to resume in-person class instruction, a county must have been off the state's COVID-19 watch list for 14 days. If this order hasn’t been rescinded by the start of our school year, we will proceed with starting our classes using online instruction and distance learning until we can reopen.
Please know that once the governor’s order has been rescinded and we can have students on campus again, we will promptly resume in-person classroom instruction with safety measures in place. Those safety measures will include required daily temperature checks, use of hand sanitizers, required hand washing, daily cleaning of high contact surfaces, required wearing of masks by anyone who is on campus, separation of desks in classes to maintain social distancing, in addition to other measures.
As the summer progresses and we receive more information, including specifics around school schedules and the physical reopening of our school, we will share that information with our families. As the environment and information around COVID-19 continues to shift and change, we will adapt and respond as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please check our website for the most up-to-date information.
We thank you for your patience during this challenging time. Please take care of one another by following the guidance of Public Health, social distancing, and wearing masks while in public. The sooner we can decrease community spread of COVID-19, the sooner we can get back into the classroom. Thank you.
Be safe and stay well.
Arroyo Pacific’s Full Accreditation Reaffirmed by WASC
Arcadia, CA, February 2020: The 2019-2020 academic year has special significance as Arroyo Pacific Academy’s Middle School and High School successfully completed the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) self-study with the reaffirmation of our six year accreditation. This process is an important part of our on-going efforts to assure the highest quality educational experience for our current and future students. Student learning occupies the central focus in our pursuit of academic excellence, and therefore, student and parent participation in the accreditation process was essential, most beneficial, and greatly appreciated.
The WASC accreditation process aids Arroyo Pacific Academy as a private, independent college preparatory in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that our accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.
“I am very pleased with the outcome of this mid-cycle review,” said President Philip Clarke. “Since our last evaluation, the academy has made significant progress on many of its important objectives. We have expanded the campus and re-established our Middle School. We have added Middle School courses to our curriculum and welcomed new teachers and staff.”
Arroyo Pacific Academy will continue working in many ways to improve our programs and increase student achievement of the Schoolwide Learner Outcomes. The administration is thankful for the dedicated faculty and staff for helping keep Arroyo Pacific focused on student learning and success.
“The mission statement of the academy commits Arroyo Pacific Academy to helping students realize their educational goals,” Philip Clarke said. “The WASC report is a strong confirmation that we are on the right path. Now, we need to build on our past success and use it as a steppingstone to provide an even better education for our students in the future.”
International Student Orientation
Fall Quarter I Classes Begin
Labor Day Holiday – School Closed
Mid-Quarter Holiday - School Closed
Fall Quarter I Final Exams
Fall Break - School Closed
Fall Quarter II Classes Begin
Arroyo Pacific Academy
325 North Santa Anita Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006
WELCOME TO ARROYO PACIFIC
We are a private middle and high school in Arcadia, California. We offer a personal approach to education and welcome students from our local communities and from around the world. Our small class sizes and distinct educational environment best prepare our students for the global and collaborative college and career environments of the 21st century.