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A Record 377 California Schools Honored With The Distinguished School Award

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The California Schools produced the California Schools Recognition Program in 1985. Its purpose is to publicize and reinforce California schools priorities, which are to strengthen student scholastic achievement and promote students based upon measurable objectives. The program identifies and honors public schools that exhibit exemplary and inspiring achievement. Though participation in the system is voluntary, the California Distinguished School Award is highly coveted.
To be considered for the award, California schools ought to meet a assortment of eligibility specifications. These include designated federal and state accountability measures that are based upon the No Child Left Behind, Sufficient Yearly Progress, and Academic Performance Index measurement programs. Around, 5 percent of California schools are selected each year for the award, with no fewer than 40 counties usually being represented.
The program alternates awards yearly between the elementary and secondary California schools. Year 2006 honors elementary schools.
California schools that meet the requirements complete an application and submit it to a team of local educators from across the state, which evaluate and score the merits of each and every school application. Schools with the highest scoring applications are selected as statewide nominees for the award. Nominated California schools then receive an onsite go to by a team of county school superintendents and members of the California Department of Education, who validate the accuracy of the application information.
Those California schools chosen for the Distinguished School Award are honored at a statewide ceremony, where the state school superintendent awards a plaque and flag to every single school. The system and annual ceremonies are funded through the generosity of prominent California corporations and statewide education organizations that believe educational excellence should be rewarded and encouraged publicly.
In 2006, a record 377 public elementary schools were honored with the California Distinguished School Award, surpassing the 302 elementary schools honored in 2004 the last elementary school award cycle. They represent the largest number of elementary school awardees in the 21-year history of the plan.
The 2006 California schools awardees had been selected from 190 school districts in 40 counties. They were chosen from the largest number of eligible elementary schools to date, setting yet another record for the program. Of the more than 5,000 elementary schools in California, two,043 had been eligible to apply for the 2006 award. California schools are proving that student scholastic excellence can be nurtured and consistently improved. bullying programs"
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