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June 11, 2008 > Tri City's Newest High School Graduates First Class

Tri City's Newest High School Graduates First Class

Submitted By Michael Leahy

Alsion Montessori Middle/High School will award high school diplomas to the first four graduates of its Early College High School Program. During the past three years Athena Bringhurst, Karan Gogri, Tatyana Hamady and David Pan were enrolled in an accelerated curriculum that enabled them to satisfy all California requirements for a high school diploma, plus 60 units of college credit from Ohlone College transferable to University of California with advanced standing.

Among Alsion's Early College's four-member Class of 2008 are two National Merit Scholars and an Ohlone College student government president. There are a total of sixteen students enrolled in the Alsion Early College high school program, which was launched in 2005 as an off-shoot of Alsion Montessori Middle/High School in Mission San Jose. The First New School of the Millennium was founded in January 2000 and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 2006.

Graduation will be held in the gardens of Best House, Palmdale Estates in Mission San Jose, Fremont, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13.

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