Fontana High School is among 24 schools in California – and 75 in the nation – to earn the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Schoolwide Site of Distinction award for 2015-16, a new honor given to select AVID schools for their extensive commitment to providing students with college preparation resources. Schoolwide Site of Distinction is the highest rating a school can achieve on the AVID certification rating scale. Only 380 out of 5,000 AVID schools in the U.S. were eligible to apply for the honor. The distinction puts Fontana High’s college and career readiness program in the top 2 percent of all AVID programs in the nation.
Henry J. Kaiser High School senior Jashandeep Lobana was named Fontana Unified’s 2018-19 Board of Education student representative. Lobana, a student-athlete and AP Scholar ranked No. 1 in his class, will also serve on the District’s youth advisory council with four other peers from each comprehensive high school. Lobana hopes to study human biology in college, attend medical school and pursue a career as a neurosurgeon.
Dressing as world leaders, business people and artisans, Canyon Crest Elementary School students led the Fontana community through a “Careers Alive Museum” on June 8, demonstrating in words and visuals what the professions of their future will look like. The museum concluded a two-week college and career exploration camp in which students researched job opportunities and applied their knowledge to create exhibits, design costumes and give presentations on a variety of technological platforms.
Two Jurupa Hills High School juniors have been invited to participate in the 2018-19 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) for their performance on the PSAT, placing them among the top 2.5 percent of Hispanic and Latino students in their 12-state region. If selected, Angel Guerrero and Kaitlyn Dodgen would be among 5,000 Hispanic/Latino students to be named NHRP Scholars, chosen from a pool of 250,000 high school juniors.
Fontana Unified School District’s stellar 2016 graduating class has collected $7 million in college scholarship offers. Among the graduates are three Gates Millennium Scholars, a Southern California Edison Scholar, five Dell Scholars, three QuestBridge and three TheDream.US recipients. Many of these are full-ride scholarships that will allow students to attend prestigious universities, including Stanford, UCLA and Northwestern University.
Follow-up Story: Close to 3,200 students from Fontana Unified School District’s five high schools, two continuation high schools and adult school capped their high school careers with commencement ceremonies held May 23-27 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. Among the Class of 2016 graduates are two Kaiser High School students headed to Stanford University and several others bound for respected UCs, CSUs and universities across the nation.
Fontana Unified High Schools Host Senior Awards Nights
Fontana Unified’s five comprehensive high schools will hold senior awards night ceremonies over the next week. Summit High School will hold its senior awards night at 6 p.m. Monday, May 16 in the high school gym, 15551 Summit Ave. Kaiser High School’s event is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in its multipurpose room, 11155 Almond Ave. Fontana High School will hold awards night ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 in the school auditorium, 9453 Citrus Ave. Jurupa Hills High School will hold its event at 6 pm. Thursday, May 19 in the gym, 10700 Oleander Ave. A.B. Miller High School will hold its program at 6 p.m. Friday, May 20 in the gym, 6821 Oleander Ave.