Taylion Spotlight: Class of 2019

Congrats Class of 2019!

This past Wednesday, June 12th, 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.
Student giving a speechMaximus had a unique perspective of what it meant for him to graduate: “I had decided that when I turned 18, I would drop out of school ... 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.“

“Some may say a charter school is where you go when you don’t want to socialize with anyone,” said Megan 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.”

In addition to helping students reach their goal to graduate high school, Taylion High Desert Academy is committed to assisting the graduating senior class in reaching many academic goals through our partnership with Victor Valley College and our K16 Bridge Program. The partnership with Victor Valley College aims to facilitate the admissions process and navigation of post-secondary plans. The K16 Bridge Program is based on the belief that all students can continue their education beyond high school, whether that be college, vocational, or certificate training.
As Mrs. Sandavol has said, “This is the day we all look forward to. 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.” Congrats class of 2019! From all of Taylion Staff and Families, we can't wait to see what you do next!
Graduating Class Picture