Monterey High, Carmel Middle, Carmel High and San Benancio Middle School were named today among 218 public schools California Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson named among the most distinguished.
Schools earn this distinction when they demonstrate "strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement."
Schools that want to apply for Distinguished School honors must meet a variety of eligibility criteria, including accountability measures. Once schools are deemed eligible, the California Department of Education (CDE) invites them to apply to be recognized as a California Distinguished School.
Schools earning the Distinguished School title agree to share their signature practices with other schools and become a mentor to those seeking to replicate their work.