Clovis Unified's Kastner and Alta Sierra intermediate schools were redesignated today as two of California's Schools to Watch as role models for schools.
In 2008, the schools were selected as Schools to Watch. The recognition is awarded for three years and only a handful of schools receive the designation each year. Schools must reapply for a designation to show evaluators they are continuing to achieve student success.
Alta Sierra and Kastner have served as examples for other districts and schools, officials said. To win the designation, schools had to show practices that can be replicated that focus on academic excellence, responsiveness to the needs of adolescents; fair and equitable education for all students; and programs that sustain academic growth.
Since 2008, both Clark and Reyburn intermediate schools also have achieved Schools to Watch status.