For Immediate Release
January 6, 2012
Community Relations Specialist
Charlottesville City Schools
Four City Schools Earn State VIP Awards for High-Performance
Four Charlottesville City schools received 2012 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. The incentive program, which was created by the Board of Education in 2008, recognizes schools and divisions that achieve excellence goals and far exceed minimum state and federal accountability standards.
Burnley-Moran and Greenbrier Elementary schools earned the highest honor, the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence. The schools will receive a display banner and a signed resolution of commendation for Gov. McDonnell. This is the third consecutive year that Greenbrier has been awarded this honor.
To qualify for the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, schools and school divisions must meet all state and federal achievement benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and achieve all applicable excellence goals for elementary reading, enrollment in Algebra I by the eighth grade, enrollment in college-level courses, high school graduation, attainment of advanced diplomas, increased attainment of career and industry certifications, and participation in the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Schools and school divisions earn bonus points for other performance measures, including the Governor’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Scorecard.
Venable Elementary School earned the Board of Education Excellence Award, the second-tier honor, for its fifth consecutive year. The school met all state and federal accountability benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the board.
Johnson Elementary School earned the Board of Education Competence to Excellence Award by meeting all state and federal benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and making progress toward the goals of the governor and the board.
More information about the VIP incentive program is available on the VDOE website.
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