Congratulations are extended to Principal John Fetterman and the staff of G.C. Hartman Elementary School on being named a Reward: High Achievement school by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and its Division of Federal Programs. In earning this status, the school will receive PDE's 2017-18 Title I Distinguished School award and will be honored at the 2018 Improving School Performance (ISP) Conference, January 28-31, 2018 in Pittsburgh.
In order to be eligible for Reward: High Achievement designation, a school must meet all four Annual Measureable Objectives or AMOs (test participation, graduation rate or attendance, closing the achievement gap for all students and closing the achievement gap for the historically underperforming students) and be in the top 5% for ELA and Math proficiency. Pennsylvania uses these four AMOs as the accountability measure required of all school districts by the federal government. For a complete list of all school receiving recognition as a High Achievement or High Progress school please click this link. A Reward: High Progress designation is based on math and ELA PVAAS growth.  The top 5% of those making the most growth receive the designation. They also had to meet the four AMOs.

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Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More

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