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Sequoia Honored as Schoolwide Site of Distinction

Principal Gorge Santiago and Sequoia AVID Coordinators Lisa Hayes and Christine Clark

Sequoia Middle School was recently recognized as an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction for the 2016-17 school year. Sequoia received this honor based on current data, such as Process Metrics and Impact Metrics, and the implementation of AVID strategies throughout the school.

“Sequoia is the first middle school in the Fontana Unified School District to receive this recognition,” said Principal Gorge Santiago. “Our staff works hard everyday with our students and their families to become college and career ready. I am very proud of our AVID Coordinators Christine Clark and Lisa Hayes, AVID Teacher Raquel Wheeler, and all of the hard work they have put into the AVID program.”

In a letter from AVID Center, Dennis A. Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Director and Chief Research Officer, and Ellen Nickerson, Director of AVID Schoolwide, commended Sequoia for their “diligence in attaining this achievement”. “An AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness schoolwide,” the letter said. “We look forward to your continued efforts in transforming the lives of students across your campus.”

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.

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