(BLOOMINGTON) – For the second year in a row, Bloomington High School North and Bloomington High School South were recognized as GreatSchools of College Success Award recipients.
The College Success Award-winning schools have a successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two- or four-year college, are ready for college-level coursework and persist into their second year, according to available data from each state.
“We are honored that North and South received this award each for a second time. It is yet another example of our schools providing a world-class education preparing graduates for success in college, careers, and life,” said MCCSC Superintendent Dr. Judith A. DeMuth.
In addition to identifying outstanding high schools based on postsecondary data, GreatSchools researched the schools’ promising practices for preparing students to succeed in college. Based on a survey administered to nearly 3,400 schools, GreatSchools found that College Success Award-winning schools are more likely to adopt practices such as providing access to rigorous academic offerings both within the school and through extracurricular programs, systematically identifying and supporting at-risk students at every grade level, and providing more robust academic and college counseling. “We hope that uncovering these promising practices will help other schools around the country adopt interventions that truly support their students’ future success in college,” said Matthew Nelson, president of GreatSchools.
Bloomington High School North and South students participate in engaging, empowering and high- quality educational opportunities that ensure their success.
We celebrate MCCSC students, parents, teachers and staff members for their dedication in pursuit of our students’ success.
“Postsecondary data shines a light on schools that excel in helping students succeed beyond high school graduation. Side-by-side with information about how students fare in high school, postsecondary success data gives the fullest picture of student outcomes,” said Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, president and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign. “Opening access to this information will help schools, parents, educators, and policymakers support students to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. It’s also critical for state leaders to ensure that data highlights the performance of distinct student groups to ensure schools are preparing all students for college and productive futures.”
About the Monroe County Community School Corporation:
The Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) serves nearly 11,000 students from diverse populations in 23 schools. MCCSC is a leader in STEM and EARTH curricula, encompasses a Performing Arts Academy, International Baccalaureate schools, Dual Immersion programs, multiple Career Pathways, a Career Center, as well as numerous College Credit and Advanced Placement opportunities to prepare students for college and career readiness. Our commitment, as we educate tomorrow’s leaders, is to Engage, Empower, and Educate all students in a world-class learning environment empowering them to maximize their educational success in becoming productive, responsible global citizens.
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