The College Board recently announced that Boynton Beach High School and Santaluces Community High School were chosen as SpringBoard® National Demonstration Schools for the 2011-2013 school years. These schools will serve as model sites of future SpringBoard implementations throughout the country. A total of 14 schools from Colorado, New Mexico Washington and Florida were selected.
SpringBoard is the foundational component for the College Board’s College Readiness System, offering a proven Pre-AP program that increases participation and prepares a greater diversity of students for success in AP, college and beyond – without remediation. To become a National Demonstration School, the schools must meet the criteria based on the implementation of the component for at least two years with ongoing professional development. In addition, their teachers established a professional learning community within the school so — in collaboration with their peers— they learn from their collective classroom experiences and share teaching best practices.
Each winning school received a $10,000 credit for professional development services; registration and recognition at College Board events; a customized school banner and plaque; inclusion in SpringBoard research and reports; and future opportunities to pilot new SpringBoard-related programs.
The National Demonstration Schools completed rigorous self-assessments and produced videos oF SpringBoard in action featuring student, teacher and administrator interviews underscoring the benefits and successes achieved. Additional evaluation criteria included walk-through visits, portfolio reviews and rigorous interviews.
The selected schools in the United States are:
Boynton Beach High School — School District of Palm Beach
Santaluces Community High School — School District of Palm Beach
Pine Ridge Middle School —Collier County Public Schools
Strawberry Crest High School — Hillsborough County Public Schools
Martinez Middle School — Hillsborough County Public Schools
Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School — Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Longs Peak Middle School — St. Vrain Valley School District
Cleveland Middle School — Albuquerque Public Schools
Chinook Middle School — Bellevue School District
Highland Middle School — Bellevue School District
Odle Middle School — Bellevue School District
International Middle School — Bellevue School District
Tillicum Middle School — Bellevue School District
Tyee Middle School — Bellevue School District
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