California League of Schools, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the California Middle Grades Alliance Announce
2017 "Schools to Watch™—Taking Center Stage" Model Middle Schools
Long Beach— The California League of School (CLS), State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the California Middle Grades Alliance today announced that 11 high-performing California middle schools have been newly designated as model middle grades schools in the 2016–17 Schools to Watch™—Taking Center Stage (STW™—TCS) program.
CLS also announced that the sustained progress of 19 previously chosen STW™—TCS schools will allow them to retain their designation.
These 30 schools excel at keeping students engaged and motivated during this critical juncture in a student’s school career. "We congratulate them for their efforts to exceed challenging goals, narrow the achievement gap, and set their students on a solid path toward high school and future success."
The 11 newly designated STW™—TCS model middle grades schools are:
The STW™—TCS program is sponsored by the California League of Schools (CLS) and the California Department of Education, in partnership with the California Middle Grades Alliance.
To earn this designation, schools must complete an extensive application that is reviewed by middle grades experts. In order to retain the designation, each school is re-evaluated every three years.
All of the schools will be recognized in Sacramento at the California Middle Grades Alliance annual luncheon February 23rd, 2017, and during the California League of Schools' Annual Conference North, February 24th–26th, 2017. All of these schools will receive their national recognition in Washington, D.C. June 21st - 24th, 2017.
For more information about the STW™—TCS program, please visit the CLMS High Performing Middle School Models Web page or call California Schools to Watch State Director Carole Carlson (408-893-8512) or Co-Director Dr. Irvin Howard (951-318-7515).