Families weigh in on first year at Four Rivers Charter

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

ONTARIO – The Four Rivers Community School recently finished its first year as an Oregon high school in a controversial expansion that is still roiling the education community.

Daniella Martinez goes on to be a sophomore next year, on track to be pat of the first graduating class in Four Rivers’ history. The school teaches classes in both English and Spanish to make students proficient in both.

Martinez has attended the Ontario charter school since first grade. Her brother and sister both attended Ontario High School and Martinez assumed that would also be her high school.

“When Four Rivers announced they were going to have a high school, I just could not believe it was real,” Martinez said. “I thought it was really cool.”

Martinez said there were some small bumps in the road as the first high school class, but she and the 28 . . .