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Fontana Unified School District

  • Fontana High Class of 2021 Celebrates Nearly 70 Acceptances to UC Riverside

    Nearly 70 Fontana High School seniors have earned acceptances to UC Riverside, an achievement supported by the school’s robust academic support programs and a campus-wide effort to bolster college and career readiness. UC Riverside honored the admitted students in a FOHI-exclusive live virtual event on April 14, where students had the opportunity to connect with current UC Riverside students and an admissions counselor, ask questions and receive guidance as they weigh their college options. Fontana High School fosters a strong college-going culture through its robust Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program and an annual College Application Day; this year, FOHI seniors submitted more than 2,100 college applications.

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  • Fontana Unified Elementary Schools Welcome TK-2 Students to Campus for In-Person Instruction

    Fontana Unified students in transitional kindergarten through second grade were greeted by cheerful signs, lively music and friendly faces as they returned to campus for their first days of in-person instruction on April 5. Instruction is offered in a hybrid model with three cohorts of students; Cohorts A and B receive a blend of in-person and online instruction, while students in Cohort C remain in full distance learning. TK-2 student cohorts were welcomed back to campus on April 5 and 8; grades three to five will return on Monday, April 12 and Thursday, April 15. The District’s return to in-person instruction for elementary students was supported by comprehensive health and safety measures, including weekly testing, partnerships to provide COVID-19 vaccines and advanced cleaning technologies. Photos are available.

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  • Four Fontana High School Students Named 2021 Dell Scholars, Receive $20,000 Scholarships

    Fontana High School seniors Victor Campos, Karen Hurtado-Mendez, Phillip Olguin and Kimberly Sandoval have been named 2021 Dell Scholars by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, an honor that comes with $20,000 scholarships to support their dreams of higher education. All four honorees are high-achieving scholars, with plans to attend four-year universities – such as UC Irvine, UCLA and University of La Verne – and pursue careers that support community betterment. As Dell Scholars, Campos, Hurtado-Mendez, Olguin and Sandoval will receive their scholarships over four years, as well as a laptop and textbook credits.

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Fontana Unified Teacher Lands National Literacy Award

Olga Pacot, a reading teacher at Fontana Unified’s Citrus Elementary School, has been named one of only six recipients of this year’s READ 180 Educator Awards for helping students improve their literacy. Pacot is known for inspiring improvement that far exceeds expectations. READ 180 is a reading intervention program that provides individualized instruction to meet each student’s reading needs and help them overcome any obstacles.

Fontana High Honored as AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction

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.

Fontana Unified Students Receive $7 Million in Scholarship Aid

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.

Fontana Unified Graduates Nearly 3,200 Students

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.