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BCHS Given "High Schools That Work" Gold Achievement Award
SREB Program Honors Outstanding High Schools 
ATLANTA – June 25, 2012 – The Southern Regional Education Board is recognizing 54 high schools, technology centers and middle schools in 13 states with national awards for outstanding achievement in school improvement and preparing more students for success in high school, college, careers and citizenship. (List of schools below.)

SREB President Dave Spence will present the awards on July 11 in New Orleans, during the 26th annual High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference, an event that will bring together more than 5,000 educators to focus on boosting student performance in the nation’s public schools.

“These 54 schools have shown the great progress that can be made when schools deeply implement the High Schools That Work, Technology Centers That Work and Making Middle Grades Work designs for strengthening curriculum and instruction,” said Gene Bottoms, SREB senior vice president and founder of the High Schools That Work, Technology Centers That Work and Making Middle Grades Work school improvement programs. “These schools illustrate the spirit of change that SREB advocates and supports.” 

The schools will receive one of seven national SREB awards, based on performance on the 2012 HSTW Assessment, MMGW Surveys and state data.

Sixteen schools will be designated as HSTW Platinum High Achievement Schools, an honor given to schools that exemplify the progress schools can make when leaders truly embrace change and support improvement efforts. These schools are model HSTW sites that deeply implement the HSTW design, teach students a rigorous curriculum linked to a program of study, and have high achievement.

Three technology centers will be designated as TCTW Platinum High Achievement Centers, an honor given to centers that exemplify the progress that can be made when leaders truly embrace change and support improvement efforts. These schools are model TCTW sites that deeply implement the TCTW design, teach students a rigorous curriculum, and have high achievement.

The HSTW Gold Achievement Award will be given to 12 schools in which students experienced a rigorous career/technical curriculum and at least 50 percent of students earned the HSTW Award of Educational Achievement based on their performance on the 2012 HSTW Assessment. To earn this award, students met all three readiness goals on the assessment, completed the HSTW-recommended curriculum in at least two subjects and completed a concentration in the humanities, mathematics/science or a career/technical area.
 
Eight schools will receive the HSTW Gold Improvement Award for improving mean scores on the HSTW Assessment reading, mathematics and science tests by at least 10 points from 2010 to 2012.  Students at these sites experience a rigorous career/technical curriculum.
 
Three shared-time technology centers will receive the TCTW Gold Readiness Award for their progress in improving students’ readiness for college and careers. To earn this recognition, technology centers had to have at least 75 percent of their students meet at least one readiness goal on the 2012 HSTW Assessment. Additionally, centers had 75 percent or more of students complete the HSTW-recommended curriculum in at least one subject, had 45 percent or more of students indicate they experienced an intensive emphasis on quality career/technical studies, and had 45 percent or more of students indicate they experienced an intensive emphasis on guidance and advisement.

The TCTW Gold Improvement Award will be given to four TCTW sites that increased their mean scores on the HSTW Assessment reading, mathematics and science tests by at least 10 points from 2010 to 2012.

The MMGW Depth of Implementation Award will be given to eight MMGW sites that deeply implement the MMGW design and had at least 50 percent of eighth-graders completing a rigorous curriculum in one or more subject area according to the 2012 MMGW Student Survey.
 
2012 SREB HSTW School Awards
HSTW Platinum High Achievement Schools
State
Polytech High School
Delaware
Sussex Technical High School
Delaware
Lee's Summit North High School
Missouri
Lee's Summit West High School
Missouri
Crest Ridge High School
Missouri
Little Miami High School
Ohio
Sylvania Northview High School
Ohio
Bellevue High School
Ohio
Fort Mill High School
South Carolina
Walhalla High School
South Carolina
Wren High School
South Carolina
Lexington High School
South Carolina
Gaffney High School
South Carolina
Fred J. Page High School
Tennessee
Blackman High School
Tennessee
Los Fresnos High School
Texas
 
TCTW Platinum High Achievement Centers
State
National Park Technology Center
Arkansas
Summit Technology Academy
Missouri
Lexington Technology Center
South Carolina
 
HSTW Gold Achievement Award
State
Mary G. Montgomery High School
Alabama
Boyd County High School
Kentucky
Corbin High School
Kentucky
Hancock County High School
Kentucky
Central R-III High School
Missouri
Bethel-Tate High School
Ohio
Talawanda High School
Ohio
Van Wert High School
Ohio
Choctaw High School
Oklahoma
Durant High School
Oklahoma
Columbia Montour Area Vocational Technical School
Pennsylvania
Wando High School
South Carolina
 
HSTW Gold Improvement Award
State
Cabot High School
Arkansas
Collins Career Center
Ohio
Hardin Northern High School
Ohio
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
Ohio
Morgan High School
Ohio
Catoosa High School
Oklahoma
Eagleville High School
Tennessee
Dan River High School
Virginia
 
TCTWGold Readiness Award
State
Carthage Technical Center
Missouri
Anderson Districts I & II Career & Technology Center
South Carolina
Mercer County Technical Education Center
West Virginia
 
TCTW Gold Improvement Award
State
Northeast Arkansas Career & Technical Center
Arkansas
Venango Technology Center
Pennsylvania
Florence Career Center
South Carolina
J. Harley Bonds Career Center
South Carolina
 
MMGW Depth of Implementation Award
State
Beverlye Magnet School
Alabama
Carver Magnet School
Alabama
Bloom-Carroll Middle School
Ohio
Shroder High School
Ohio
Patrick Henry Middle School
Ohio
Northwestern Middle School
Ohio
Marrington Middle School
South Carolina
Landrum Middle School
South Carolina

 
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Contact
Fran Cowart, SREB School Improvement Assessment Coordinator
(404) 879-5611

Beth Day, SREB Communications Director
(404) 879-5544

High Schools That Work is a national, comprehensive school improvement design based on the premise that most students can master rigorous academic and career/technical studies if school leaders and teachers create a school environment that motivates all students to make the effort to succeed. More than 1,100 high schools in 30 states and the District of Columbia participate in the HSTW school improvement initiative.





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