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High Point honored by State Board of Education as a High-Achieving Title I School
Mon, December 22, 2014
High Point Elementary was among 40 Title I schools in the state of Virginia that were honored by the Virginia Board of Education for raising the academic achievement of students. The award is based on student performance on Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.
“Students in these Title I schools are challenged every day to meet the same expectations we have for students in more affluent communities,” Board of Education President Christian N. Braunlich said. “The principals and teachers believe that high standards and high expectations are for all students and there are lessons to be learned from their success.”
According to the VDOE, each school will receive a certificate celebrating its status and achievement. Title I of ESEA provides funding to school divisions and schools for programs to raise the achievement of students identified as being at risk of academic failure. The federal education law, whose most recent reauthorization is also known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, requires schools and school divisions to meet annual objectives for increasing student achievement on statewide assessments in reading/language arts and mathematics.
A special thank you goes to the parents, students, administration, faculty, and staff of High Point Elementary for their hard work and dedication.