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Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet named National Magnet School of Distinction

For Immediate Release – March 2, 2018

 

Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet named National Magnet School of Distinction

 

IRMO – For the second consecutive year, Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet has been named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.

 

Principal Dr. Michael Lofton will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Distinction Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 36th National Conference hosted by Chicago Public Schools in Chicago, Illinois April 25-29.

 

“We are so excited and thrilled that Spring Hill High School has been named as a National Magnet School of Distinction for the second year in a row,” Lofton said. “This award celebrates the hard work, dedication and commitment of our teachers, students and parents. This award belongs to our entire school community and I could not be more proud of what we are accomplishing each and every day.”

 

Spring Hill High School is an all-magnet, all-choice high school in District Five that offers five focus programs to students from grades 9-12 including: Engineering, Entertainment, Entrepreneurial, Environmental Studies and Exercise Science academies. Through these academies, students are immersed into high tech, real-world environments which develop core knowledge, ignite imagination and make learning relevant by using themed standards-based curriculum. This approach enhances college and career readiness by guiding students to make critical connections between their educational journey and our dynamic world.

 

To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.

 

“This is a great accomplishment for Spring Hill,” said Sara Wheeler, District Five magnet school program director and President of Magnet Schools of America. “The Magnet School of America’s Merit Awards program recognizes member magnet schools/programs annually that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to academic standards, curriculum innovation, desegregation/diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs and parent and community involvement. Spring Hill High School Career Pathways Magnet exemplifies these characteristics and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to this standard of excellence!”

 

 

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