Star Schools have significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. Scholar Schools are schools that are showing significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.
“Westlake Academy is honored to be recognized as a high performing Scholar School," said Dr. Mechelle Bryson, executive principal/director of education. “We are proud of the outstanding dedication and commitment of our educators in preparing students to meet the challenges of competing in a global marketplace.”
Bryson said Westlake Academy staff is especially proud of its students and their commitment to the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework and learner profile. “The gift of an IB World Education is invaluable and prepares our students for the demands of the world in which they live, tweet and post.”
Westlake Academy Superintendent Tom Brymer said teachers and administrators work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and student academic achievement, continuously improving our practices. “Their hard work and dedication is paying off for all of our students,” he said.
Jim Lanich, ERP president and CEO, said students are achieving at higher levels and more students than ever are succeeding when given the opportunity. “The American education system has a secret. Many schools are doing well … the Honor Roll proves it.”
The annual Honor Roll award is made possible by support from numerous businesses and organizations including State Farm, AAA, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the and several private foundations. Chevron Corporation provided specific support in the creation of the STEM Honor Roll. A full list of the Honor Roll schools can be found here.