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Magnet school named to business honor roll

The Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School was named a 2009 Honor Roll school by the California Business for Education Excellence group.

The 2009 Honor Roll includes 1,304 public elementary, middle and high schools that have been recognized by California’s business community for having demonstrated consistent high student academic achievement and have made significant progress toward closing achievement gaps among their students.

“We are thrilled we’ve been selected as an Honor Roll school and recognized by California’s business community,” said Dr. James Tarwater, superintendent for the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.

“Our teachers are committed and have worked tirelessly to ensure the focus is on student academic achievement and being the best you can be,” he added. “We hold all our students to the same high performance standards.”

The CBEE Honor Roll is made up of two different awards, the Star Schools Award (395 schools) and Scholar Schools Award (909 schools).

The magnet school received the Scholar Schools Award for a school that is showing significant academic achievement levels, but does not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.

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Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over four years for all subgroups.

“We know from the success of these schools that it’s possible for all schools and all students in California to reach high levels of academic achievement and to close achievement gaps,” said Kirk Clark, executive director of CBEE. “By highlighting Honor Roll schools, recognizing their achievement and giving them a voice we hope other schools can learn from these schools’ proven ‘best practices’ and achieve the same results.”

Visit http://www.cbee.org for a full list of the Honor Roll schools.

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