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CCSD School Earns Statewide Recognition

CCSD School Earns Statewide Recognition

A Cherokee County School District school has earned statewide recognition for its work to increase student achievement.

Creekview High School has been named a Breakout School Award winner by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.  The award is designed to “identify, recognize and showcase Georgia high schools that are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement,” according to the educational leadership organization.

In addition to a $1,000 grant, which will be presented during an awards banquet at the association’s fall conference, Principal Michael Santoro is invited to present a conference session on the school’s successful academic initiatives.

Principal Michael Santoro

Principal Michael Santoro

To earn the award, schools must demonstrate how they successfully implemented strategies in three core areas to improve student success.  The areas are: collaborative leadership: professional learning communities, shared leadership and student and staff leadership development; personalization: attention to all students, mentoring and school/community connections; and curriculum, instruction and assessment: access to rigorous coursework for all students, differentiated instruction with multiple assessments, data-based decision making and opportunities for career development.

“Congratulations to Mike and his outstanding team of teachers, support staff and administrators on this prestigious honor,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “When your school is as high achieving as Creekview, it’s especially challenging to raise the bar to earn honors like this one.  Kudos to the entire school community for your exemplary support of our students and their success!”

The Cherokee County School Board and Dr. Hightower will recognize Principal Santoro and his leadership team at an upcoming school board meeting.
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