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Fontana Unified School District

Fontana Unified to Launch 2019-20 School Year on Aug. 7

Fontana Unified School District will commence the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 7. During the new academic year, Fontana Unified will begin rolling out its 1:1 device initiative, launch Spanish dual language instruction at a second school and introduce new career tech pathways at its high schools.

Fontana Unified Inspires Innovation During Annual Leadership Institute

Nearly 200 Fontana Unified District administrators envisioned ways to strengthen the District’s culture of innovation and build upon current educational opportunities during the second annual Leadership Institute held July 15-17. The team-building event, themed “The Amazing Space Race,” tasked District leaders with completing missions related to 15 of Fontana Unified’s career technical education pathways.

Fontana Unified Renames Elementary School to Celebrate Tech Programs

Fontana Unified School District on June 5 renamed Chaparral Elementary School to Chaparral Academy of Technology, reflecting the computer science immersion education students receive through Chaparral’s Code to the Future program. The renaming of the K-5 school celebrates its efforts to foster technological literacy and prepare students for the professional challenges of the future. Chaparral is the third Fontana Unified school to be renamed in 2018-19 to reflect science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Fontana Unified Celebrates Nearly 3,000 Graduates in Class of 2019

Fontana Unified celebrated nearly 3,000 graduates from five comprehensive high schools, two continuation schools and one adult school in commencement ceremonies held May 20 to 23 at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena in Ontario. The District’s five comprehensive high schools honored 12 valedictorians and salutatorians, many of whom will pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) fields at prestigious colleges and universities across the country.

Sky is the Limit for Fontana Unified Student Drone Pilots after FAA Certification

Eleven Henry J. Kaiser High School students who spent the school year learning the intricacies of operating unmanned aerial vehicles – commonly known as drones – have received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to become drone pilots. The Kaiser students passed the FAA’s Small UAS (Part 107) test and received Remote Pilot Certificates to fly their craft. Kaiser is the only high school in Southern California with an introductory drone class that leads to an FAA certification.

Fontana Unified High Schools Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

Fontana Unified’s five comprehensive high schools were named to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best High Schools list, among nearly 3,000 schools in California to be honored for their college readiness efforts and improved academic achievement. U.S. News and World Report evaluates schools on six factors: college readiness, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, under-served student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rate.

Fontana Unified Students to Advance to National History Day Competition

Summit High School students Leslie Madrigal and Brian Garay will advance to the National History Day competition – to be held Sunday, June 9 to Thursday, June 13 – after taking first place in the senior group exhibit category at the History Day California contest May 10-12. This is Madrigal’s second consecutive year advancing to National History Day, which will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park.