A.B. Miller High School’s AVID graduates achieve 100% college acceptance rate – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at Fontana’s A.B. Miller High School is celebrating a perfect score for its 2021 graduates, with 100% of the AVID graduates accepted to four-year colleges or universities.

All 65 A.B. Miller AVID graduates received acceptance to at least one four-year college or university, including University of California and California State University campuses, as well as private universities.

“This has been a challenging year, but for the A.B. Miller AVID Class of 2021, their lives are forever changed,” Julie Orrison-Myrehn, A.B. Miller AVID coordinator, said in a news release.

“They are smarter, grittier and even more independent. They have learned to thrive in the middle of a pandemic and earned a 100% acceptance rate despite the odds. I am so incredibly proud of all of our Miller AVID graduates,” Orrison-Myrehn said.

Miller AVID graduates will continue their education at institutions that include UC Riverside, UC Irvine, Cal State San Bernardino, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State San Marcos, California Baptist University, University of La Verne, Riverside Community College, Santa Clara University, Chaffey College, Vanguard University and San Joaquin Valley College.

A.B. Miller High School has offered AVID since 1993 and is an AVID Highly Certified Site. During the 2020-21 school year, approximately 400 students from ninth through 12th grade were enrolled in the elective program.

A.B. Miller AVID students received additional awards in the 2020-21 school year. Graduating senior Marian Reyes