Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Academic Achievements Honored at 14 Title I Schools

Significant Academic Gains Noted by State Dept. of Education

Title I Academic Achievement AwardsAcademic achievements at 14 Title I schools in the San Diego Unified School District have been noted by the US Dept. of Education.

The schools are: Angier, Barnard, Boone, Chesterton, Florence, Jones, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Sequoia, Vista Grande and Wegeforth elementary schools; Kearny High Digital Media and Design, and the San Diego High School of International Studies high schools; and King/Chavez Primary Academy Charter School.

"This is a well deserved recognition of the excellent work being done by the students, teachers, principals and staff at these schools under very difficult conditions," said Superintendent Bill Kowba. "Students in Title I schools have great challenges and we congratulate them on the improvements documented to receive this award."

Presented each year, the Title I Academic Achievement Awards go to schools who receive federal funds under the Title I Program, which helps students living below or near the poverty level. The extra funding is used by schools in a variety of ways.
To win this award, the school shows that students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California's academic content standards, meeting state targets for two consecutive years.

Each principal will be treated to a state-funded reception and banquet at the Disneyland Hotel in May.

For more information about the California Title I Academic Achievement Award reception and banquet, please visit the California Dept. of Education.