For Immediate Release: February 28, 2012 Contact: Cindy Aubrey, (719) 385-5254
Mayor Bach to Present Award to Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 and Cheyenne Mountain High School
Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will present a Spirit of the Springs “Celebration” Award to Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 for being named a district “Accredited with Distinction” by The State Board of Education and Colorado Department of Education. Mayor Bach will also present a Spirit of the Springs award to Cheyenne Mountain High School for having the highest graduation rate in the Pikes Peak Region, as well as the highest graduation rate in the State among districts with more than 100 graduates.
The awards will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 2:15 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain High School (1200 Cresta Road – media please check in at the main office).
District 12 is one of 2 districts in Colorado Springs to be ‘Accredited with Distinction,’ an award given to only the top 18 school districts (10 percent) across the State. Colorado accreditation categories are based on rankings from measures of academic achievement, academic growth, academic growth gaps among subgroups of students, and postsecondary and workforce readiness.
“We are very proud of District 12 and Cheyenne Mountain High School for setting a terrific example for education in Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado,” said Mayor Bach.
The Spirit of the Springs “Celebration” award is presented by the Mayor of Colorado Springs. It recognizes a noteworthy achievement which has brought great honor and pride to the City of Colorado Springs or has been distinguished at a state, national or international level.
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