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HCS School Wins National Blue Ribbon Award

Riverchase Elementary School exterior sunny day

20 June 2018

[HOOVER] - Riverchase Elementary School has been named a 2018 Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School, joining an elite community of schools across the United States which have met rigorous goals as assessed by stakeholders.  Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Schools commit to sharing expertise and exemplary practices with other schools on a local, regional, and national level as well as providing mentoring and networking to schools seeking guidance and assistance in school improvement initiatives.

Riverchase Elementary School sought this designation during the 2017-2018 School Year.  The Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc., administers the process and assesses a school through a Blueprint for Excellence assessment process involving nine categories:

-Student Focus and Support
-School Organization and Culture
-Challenging Standards and Curriculum
-Active Teaching and Learning
-Technology Integration
-Professional Community
-Leadership and Educational Vitality
-School, Family, and Community Partnerships
-Indicators of Success

A cross-section of stakeholders - parents, community members, teachers, administrators, and others - collaborated on this extensive assessment process which culminated in the highly-coveted Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Award.

This award will be presented during the Blue Ribbon Schools Blueprint for Excellence National Conference held in Orlando during the fall of 2018.  

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