For Immediate Release:
County’s Allied Health & Science High School is winner of national Blue Ribbon Award
The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools award, one of the most prestigious education awards in the country, distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.
“As one of only two high schools in
“Blue Ribbon schools are proving that when we raise the bar our children will rise to the challenge,” Smith said. She also told the students that Allied Health is the only school in
Allied Health and Science was nominated based on guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education and a recommendation from the New Jersey Department of Education.
“The students at Allied Health and Science are very focused and committed to a rigorous course of study,” said Brian D. McAndrew, superintendent of the
The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. The schools are selected based on one of two criteria:
· Schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that dramatically improve student performance to high levels on state tests; and
· Schools whose students, regardless of background, achieve in the top 10 percent of their state on state tests or, in the case of private schools, in the top 10 percent of the nation on nationally-normed tests.
Other career academies are the Biotechnology High School, Freehold Township; the Communications High School, Wall; the High Technology High School, Lincroft, and the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Sandy Hook.
For more information about the vocational school programs, visit www.mcvsd.com
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