League of Innovative Schools
The Avonworth School District became a member of the Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools in 2014. The Digital Promise was created through an act of congress and the League is a select program that recognizes forward-thinking school districts who focus on:
Vision and key achievements
Potential for impacting student learning and educational leadership
Commitment to networking and knowledge sharing
Partnership for 21st Century Learning Exemplar School
Avonworth High School was named a P21, The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (formerly the Partnership for 21st Century Skills) Exemplar School in 2015. P21 was founded in 2002 as a coalition bringing together the business community, education leaders, and policymakers to position 21st century readiness at the center of US K-12 education and to kick-start a national conversation on the importance of 21st century skills for all students.
The 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program is a cornerstone for the next stage of the 21st century skills movement. For over a decade P21 has advocated for 21st century readiness for every student. Thousands of schools, communities and thought leaders across the country have helped to define 21st century skills and promote their adoption.
Schools to Watch
Schools to Watch® is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999.
Through the Schools to Watch® initiative, the National Forum identifies schools across the United States that are well on their way to meeting the Forum’s criteria for high performance. Forum members believe that three things are true of high-performing middle-grades schools:
They are academically excellent — these schools challenge all students to use their minds well.
They are developmentally responsive — these schools are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.
They are socially equitable — these schools are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.
To achieve this level of performance, high-performing schools establish norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence. They have a sense of purpose that drives every facet of practice and decision-making. (http://www.pamle.org/Schools-to-Watch)
Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll
Inclusion on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016, for the following criteria:
Increased participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
Increased or maintained the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2016 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2014, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.