As the 2012-2013 school year comes to a close, our 2013 Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch finalize their presentations, pack their bags and prepare to be nationally recognized at the National Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, DC. Redlands, Bookcliff and Corwin International will take part of this convening of over 100 newly designated Schools to Watch.
Our Colorado Trailblazers will start their visit by heading to the Capitol where they will meet with Congressman Scott Tipton to share the highlights and success stories from each of their schools. The message of the middle grades role in student success in high school and beyond is a priority effort. Our Colorado Schools to Watch will help bring the voice of middle grades to federal policy makers. This united effort will create strong partnerships with our government representatives who are eager to understand what makes schools in the middle grades academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and strong organizationally.
During the conference, each school will be recognized and accept their award of distinction during the Gala Celebration Ceremony. Throughout the conference weekend, National Schools to Watch will present over 50 sessions to fulfill the National Forum’s mission of increasing the replication of proven practices and deepening the synergy between schools as they raise the level of excellence in educating young adolescents.