During the Principal’s Series on March 14 in Plymouth, Mich., National Heritage Academies (NHA) honored 13 schools for student growth during the 2015-16 academic year.
The following schools received the Eagle Award for State Accountability: Achieve Charter, Canton Charter, Detroit Premier, Eagle Crest Charter, Grand River Academy, Plymouth Scholars, South Arbor Charter, South Canton Scholars, Stambaugh Charter, Southside Charter, Greensboro Academy, Summerfield Charter, and Wake Forest Charter.
The award recognizes schools that meet student growth expectations as measured by the 2015-16 state assessment results. Each state holds schools accountable for student growth.
“I was honored to receive another Eagle Award for Summerfield Charter Academy [SCA],” said Rudy Swofford, principal at SCA. "It takes a whole team to win this award. I’m so proud of our school! The students, families, and staff are creating something so special and people are taking notice.”
Kelie Fuller, principal of Canton Charter Academy (CCA), explained how she and her staff use the accountability metrics to help their students.
“At CCA, our instruction starts with our state standards which help us determine how to use our curricular tools,” she said. “We are constantly checking to see where students have gaps and where they can be stretched. In the end, this prepares our students for standardized tests, content at the next grade level, and college or their career.
“We are proud of the progress we’ve made and know that our success is due to prioritizing standards and challenging learners. It is truly a team effort.”