Rowland Unified School District

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Nogales High School Class of 2012

Nogales High School took Noble Pride in their graduation ceremony on June 7. With 449 graduates, Nogales celebrated 12 students who received full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diplomas. These students completed the most rigorous courses that Nogales High School offers -- at least six college level courses, an additional course called Theory of Knowledge, completed 150 hours of Creativity Action and Service, and wrote an original 4,000 word essay on an academic question of their choice. These students will attend UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, San Diego State University, New York University and Boise State University.

Nogales High School also had not one, but two students who were selected to receive the prestigious GATES Millennium Scholarship – where Stephanie Lam and Elizabeth Flores will receive a full scholarship through graduate school to the college of their choice. Lam will attend New York University, Flores, UC Berkeley. Jorge Hernandez was the National Hispanic Scholar, received a Perfect SAT math Score, and was the Regents Scholar (full scholarship) to UC Berkeley.

Rowland Unified also has the unique Career and Certification program that has been recognized at the State and National level as a model program. Student who have successfully completed a rigorous sequence of classes and career related experiences, including an actual on-the-job internship in their fields of specialization within each pathway earn a certificate.

There were 17 students who received certificates for the following pathways: Arts & Communication, Business, Health & Medical Services.

Colleges Class of 2012 are Attending:

Boston University

Chapman University

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Loyola Marymount University

Mount St. Mary’s

New York University

University of La Verne

Chaffey College

Citrus College

Fullerton College

Mt. San Antonio College

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UC Irvine


UC Merced

UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

UC San Diego

CSU Bakersfield

CSU Channel Islands

CSU Chico

CSU Fresno

CSU Fullerton

CSU Humboldt

CSU Long Beach

CSU Los Angeles

CSU Monterey Bay

CSU Northridge

CSU Polytechnic Pomona

CSU San Bernardino

CSU San Diego

CSU San Jose

CSU San Luis Obisbo

CSU San Francisco

CSU Sonoma

CSU Stanislaus
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