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AAST wins Platinum High Achievement Award


The Academy for Arts, Science, and Technology is one of 15 schools throughout the United States that will be presented the Platinum High Achievement Award by High Schools That Work (HSTW), the nation’s largest school improvement initiative for secondary leaders and teachers.
HSTW was developed by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to help schools use research-proven strategies to transform public high schools. The award will be presented at the 28th Annual HSTW Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on July 16.
The HSTW Platinum High Achievement Award is the highest award SREB offers. It is awarded to schools that have 85 percent or more of students meet one or more readiness goal, complete one or more parts of the recommended curriculum, and complete at least one recommended concentration. In addition, schools must achieve “high implementation” status of key practices, have a graduation rate of 85 percent or higher, and meet state goals for academic growth.