Friday, May 8, 2015

Carmel High receives "Gold Ribbon" award

Carmel High School has been honored with California's new "Gold Ribbon Schools Award" program, which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program.

The California Distinguished award is on hiatus while officials create a new accountability system. The awards go to schools that are academically successful and innovative. A total of 193 middle schools and 180 high schools received the Gold Ribbon Schools Award this year.

The schools "provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate," California Superintendent of Public Schools Tom Torlakson said in a statement.

Schools applied for the award based on a model program their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The new award is recognizing middle and high schools this year and elementary schools in 2016.

The Gold Ribbon schools will be recognized later this month during regional ceremonies held in Sacramento, San Diego, Visalia, and San Francisco.

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