A.E. Wright Middle School is the latest LVUSD school to receive a Gold Ribbon Schools Award from the California Department of Education. The award recognizes middle and high schools that have developed innovative programs that support rigorous academic standards and create a positive school environment. Additionally, A.E. Wright is identified as an Academic Achieving School. This additional recognition is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds that assist in meeting the educational needs of at risk students.
In 2015, A.C. Stelle Middle School, Agoura High School, Calabasas High School, and Lindero Canyon Middle School all received the Gold Ribbon recognition. In addition, Calabasas High School and Lindero Canyon Middle School were praised for their exemplary arts programs. With this new award for A.E. Wright, all of LVUSD's secondary schools are now Gold Ribbon Schools.
“We are incredibly proud that A.E. Wright Middle School has been recognized as a National Gold Ribbon School," said Superintendent Dr. Dan Stepenosky. "This acknowledgement confirms the school’s success in creating a positive learning atmosphere for our students. A.E. Wright's dedicated, creative, and talented staff and administrators works tirelessly to implement best practices, our student work hard, and our parents are committed and engaged."
Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. Award recipients will attend a special ceremony in May.
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