WIS and WHS Recipients of 2012 Washington Achievement Award

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We are happy to report that Woodland High School and Woodland Intermediate School are recipients of 2012 Washington Achievement Awards <http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/WashingtonAchievement/default.aspx>; WHS for the second consecutive year.

Woodland High School is being honored for Overall Excellence and Extended Graduation Rate and Woodland Intermediate is being honored for Science.

This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our parents. Each schools award is well deserved. In the past year, WHS and Woodland Intermediate have implemented several improvements that have impacted our students’ success.

The Washington Achievement Awards<http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/WashingtonAchievement/default.aspx> are sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. They celebrate the state’s top-performing schools and recognize achievement in many categories. This highly-selective award is based on our school’s performance on the Achievement Index and uses criteria set by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver.

The Washington Achievement Award is given to elementary, middle, high, and comprehensive schools in seven categories: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate (high and comprehensive schools only), closing achievement gaps and high progress (Title I eligible or participating schools only).

I hope you will visit the OSPI Washington Achievement Awards site <http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/WashingtonAchievement/default.aspx> to learn more about the awards, the criteria for selection, and the Accountability Index. The Accountability Index look up tool, available at sbe.wa.gov, provides a searchable database where you can find out how schools in our district and across the state are doing.