Saturday, June 4, 2011

County Recognition for California Distinguished Schools

2011 California Distinguished School award winners Albert Einstein Academy Middle School, Mira Mesa High School, Preuss School UCSD and San Diego High School of International Studies were honored at the County Office of Education’s annual recognition ceremony last week.

The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap. Schools are invited by the California Department of Education to apply for Distinguished School honors by meeting a variety of eligibility criteria, including designated federal and state accountability measures based on Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and the Academic Performance Index (API) requirements. Elementary and secondary (middle and high) schools are recognized during alternate years. For the 2011 cycle, eligible middle and high schools were invited to participate. San Diego Unified is proud to recognize all four schools for this outstanding accomplishment in student achievement.  See the complete list of 2011 California Distinguished Schools.

County Superintendent of Schools Randall E. Ward, Ed.D. (left) presented the awards.

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Middle School
Mira Mesa High
Mira Mesa High School
Preuss UCSD
Preuss School UCSD
SD High Int'l Studies
San Diego High School of International Studies

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