Estes Park Trail Gazette – Eagle Rock School To Receive 2009 High Flying School Award

The National Youth-At-Risk Conference in collaboration with The National Network for Educational Renewal hosted by the College of Education at Georgia Southern University announced the winners of its 2009 High Flying Schools Award.

The awards will be presented to Eagle Rock School and four other schools during the opening ceremonies of the 20th annual National Youth-At-Risk Conference being held in Savannah, Georgia from March 1 – 4, 2009.

The following criteria were used in selection of the “High-Flying School” awards for national recognition:

• High Achievement
The school ranks at the 67th percentile or higher in at least one academic subject in at least one grade level.

• High Poverty
The school’s student population is comprised of at least 50% of students living at or below poverty level.

• Diversity of the Student Body
The school’s student population is comprised of 50% or more minority students. Please describe the diverse composition of the student body.

• Community Collaboration
The school demonstrates high levels of collaboration with community and/or university in addressing youth-at-risk issues within the school and community.

• Citizenship Development
The school provides opportunities for students to develop citizenship skills.

• Democratic Education
School curriculum includes objectives and activities related to the growth of students as individuals who are successful members of a democratic society.

Eagle Rock will receive an honorarium of $1000, one double-occupancy hotel room for two nights, and paid registration fees for two people to attend the National Youth-At-Risk Conference held in Savannah, GA, March 1-4, 2009. Eagle Rock and four other schools will be recognized at the opening session on Monday, March 2, 2009, and will share their school successes in a special High Flying Schools Award Winners poster session immediately following the opening session.