Gene Bottoms Pacesetter School Awards

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At the 2019 Making Schools Work Conference, SREB will recognize outstanding middle grades schools, high schools and technology centers that have implemented SREB’s school improvement frameworks and are achieving success in meeting bold goals related to graduation, readiness and credential attainment.

SREB’s evidence-based school improvement frameworks are grounded in the belief that when states, districts and schools create personalized, meaningful learning experiences and encourage students to succeed, students will make the effort needed to master complex academic and technical concepts.

Further, schools that shift their school classroom practices by setting bold goals and implementing promising practices can have 80 percent or more of their students graduate ready for college and careers.

To be recognized as an outstanding Gene Bottoms Pacesetter School, schools must:

  • Be an active member of one or more of the Making Schools Work networks — Making Middle Grades Work, High Schools That Work or Technology Centers That Work — for two consecutive years.
  • Administer the MMGW, HSTW and/or TCTW student and teacher surveys.
  • Provide evidence of implementing school improvement strategies related to quality instruction, aligned curriculum, career pathways, systems of support or continuous improvement.
  • Provide evidence of student achievement.
  • Participate in the 2019 Making Schools Work Conference by presenting a session aligned with one or more of the conference objectives.

All nominations must be received by December 21, 2018.

Download the PDF nomination form.

Please email completed nomination forms to Jasmine Jones.