By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)- On June 12th, 2019, Taylion High Desert Academy celebrated their 2019 graduating class for both their Victorville and Adelanto locations at their 2019 Commencement Ceremony.
“This is the day we all look forward to,” said Ms. Sandoval, Principal of Taylion Academy. “It is the day that our students feel the most accomplished. Walking across the stage symbolizes the hard work and dedication that they have put into their education.”
One of Seniors of the Year this year was Maximus Bill. Bill had attended Taylion for years, and the thought of graduating was not always so clear.
“I had decided that when I turned 18, I would drop out of school,” said Maximus Bill, one of the seniors of the year for the Class of 2019. “It was too difficult for me, and my decision, I felt, was set in stone. That is until I was lifted right out of that terrible mindset by someone who didn’t even know what I was going through. That person, that wonderfully amazing human being and the very best teacher a student could ever ask for was Mrs. Mary Whitlock.”
The ceremony was held at High Desert Church in Victorville. Students, parents, community leaders and board members all came together to acknowledge the accomplishments of this year’s senior class. The Taylion High Desert graduating class of 2019 is composed of students from diverse backgrounds and situations but all with one common goal in mind; graduation.
“Some may say a charter school is where you go when you don’t want to socialize with anyone,” said graduate Megan Bowles in her speech at the commencement ceremony. “I don’t know about you but I definitely think otherwise, it’s a school that allows you to grow at your own pace however you would like. This school has shown me to go for what I truly wanted, and that is to graduate. This, this right here is what I wanted, to have the opportunity to walk across this stage and close this chapter.”
Taylion High Desert Academy is committed to assisting the graduating senior class in reaching many academic goals through their partnership with Victor Valley College and their K16 Bridge Program. The partnership with Victor Valley College aims to facilitate the admissions process and navigation of post-secondary plans whether that be college, vocational, or certificate training. The K16 Bridge Program is based on the belief that all students can continue their education beyond high school. The partnership opens the doors for post-secondary success and provides the pathways for continued academic achievement.
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