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April 24, 2007 > Distinguished schools named

Distinguished schools named

Four schools from Alameda County have named California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education prompting praise for the recognition by Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Sheila Jordan.

``Being recognized as a California Distinguished School is one of the highest honors a school can receive, and those who have been chosen should take great pride in the achievement,'' Jordan said. ``The state has exceptionally high standards for the recognition. Very few schools are selected each year, and to be selected is something teachers, parents, students and administrators should take great pride in.''

Added Jordan, ``It shows that that when schools are committed to reaching various academic goals, their hard work does not go unnoticed.''

The four that received the special designation are Alameda Community Learning Center in Alameda; Creekside Middle School in Castro Valley; Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, and Livermore High School in Livermore.

Schools eligible to apply for the Distinguished School honor are judged based upon their Academic Performance Index, (API), California Department of Education (CDE) and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA).

The four schools will be honored during a ceremony on May 18 at an awards ceremony and dinner at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Each campus will also be presented with a plaque and flag and will be permitted to use the title ``California Distinguished Schools'' for the next five years.

For a complete list of campuses that were selected as California Distinguished Schools, visit the CDE's Website at:

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