Six California Charter Schools Named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools
September 29, 2016
The charter public school honorees are:
- Rocklin Academy
- Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School (dependent charter)
- Hawthorne Math and Science Academy
- KIPP LA College Prep
- San Jose Charter Academy in West Covina
- Arroyo Vista Charter in Chula Vista
This coveted award honors elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. All schools are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates.
Nationally, a total of 279 public (traditional, charter, choice, and magnet) schools, as well as 50 private schools, were honored this week by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. In its 34-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has presented this award to fewer than 8,500 schools. Public schools are nominated by top education officials in each state, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools.
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