Fontana Unified School District

  • Fontana Unified High School to Host Dedication, Officially Name Campus Fire Station After Beloved Instructor

    Fontana High School will host a dedication and naming ceremony of its campus fire station, which is used by its Fire Technology and Emergency Services career technical education (CTE) program. The station will officially be named McGinnis Station 815 in honor of the first director of FOHI’s Fire Technology program Michael McGinnis, who played an instrumental role in developing the pathway. The Fontana Unified School District Board of Education approved renaming the station in October 2023 to honor the legacy of McGinnis, who died in 2021. McGinnis is remembered for how he inspired Fontana High students to pursue careers in public service and strove to provide them with the best experience possible.

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  • Fontana Unified Fire Technology and Law Enforcement Pathways Receive National Certifications of Excellence

    Fontana High School’s highly acclaimed Fire Technology and Law Enforcement Public Service pathways were each awarded national certification from the Law and Public Safety Education Network (LAPSEN), representing the commitment to excellence and quality of both programs. Both of FOHI’s career technical education (CTE) Public Service pathways join a prestigious cohort of secondary and post-secondary schools across the country to be named a LAPSEN National Program of Excellence (NPE). A LAPSEN national certification signifies a program has reached the apex in terms of preparing students for careers in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency management, legal studies, and related fields. Fontana High’s Fire Technology and Law Enforcement CTE pathways are hands-on electives that prepare students for jobs in the public safety sector, with more than 170 students enrolled across both pathways. The pathways fulfill a student’s A-G requirements and are dual-enrollment programs that articulate with Chaffey College, allowing students to earn both high school and college credits and putting them on a fast track for industry certifications.

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  • Fontana Unified Expands Dual Language Immersion Program to Jurupa Hills High School in 2024-25

    Fontana Unified School District will expand its Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program to Jurupa Hills High School starting in the 2024-25 school year to complete a full K-12 DLI pathway and rigorous and enriching educational experience for District students. The DLI program, a cornerstone of academic excellence within the Fontana Unified School District, has garnered widespread acclaim for its commitment to bilingual education and fostering multicultural understanding. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students have the unique opportunity to become proficient in both English and Spanish, equipping them with invaluable linguistic skills and cultural competence.

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