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Ontario grad rate leaps

By John L. Braese
The Enterprise

ONTARIO – Seven seniors of Ontario High School gathered in a classroom to discuss the changes seen over their last four years of school.

Three of the seven will be the first to receive a high school diploma in their family. All seven plan on pursuing education after making the graduation walk.

One admits he is behind in credits and considered dropping out as his junior year came to a close. He is now making up those classes in time to graduate.

“A lot has changed at Ontario High School,” said senior Leslie Serrano. “There is so much support here. It feels like a totally different school from when I was a freshman.”

The changes are reflected in the most recent graduation rates issued by the state, showing strong increases at the Ontario school over . . .