Four Highline Public Schools Receive State Achievement Awards
Four Highline Public Schools will be recognized with the 2009 Washington Achievement Award, which celebrates the stateâ€™s top-performing schools and recognizes achievement in language arts, math, science, gifted education, graduation rate, and overall excellence.
The four Highline schools to receive the award include:
- Aviation High School â€“ Science, Overall Excellence (Des Moines)
- Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment (ACE) â€“ Language Arts (SeaTac)
- Health Sciences and Human Services High School (HS3) â€“ Language Arts (White Center)
- Marvista Elementary â€“ Science (Normandy Park)
The Washington Achievement Award was created by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. This highly selective award is based on schoolsâ€™ performance according to the newly created School Accountability Index, a comprehensive measurement of how schools in Washington are performing over time. Schools are selected for the award based on their state assessment data for the previous three years.
â€œThe selection process for the Washington Achievement Award is very rigorous, and your staff, students, parents, and community can take real pride in being part of this elite group,â€ said State Superintendent Randy Dorn.
â€œThese awards show the progress we are making in student achievement,â€ said Highline Superintendent John Welch. â€œWe have seen that when we raise the bar and hold students to high expectations, they meet and even exceed them.â€
The award-winning schools will be recognized at a state awards ceremony in Renton on May 5th.