200 High Schools Named Winners of Carnegie Improvement Grants

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Washington--Two hundred high schools across the country will receive grants of about $3,000 each to improve their academic quality, the president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced last week.

The grants, which are funded by the Atlantic Richfield Foundation and administered by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, are intended to enable principals, joined by their administrators and teachers, to take "essential steps" to further excellence in their schools, said Ernest L. Boyer, president of the foundation and author of High School--A Report on Secondary Education in America.

"Clearly, the time has come for action at the school level," Mr. Boyer said. "We do not need more education reports. We do need principals and teachers, parents and concerned citizens, working together to build school quality and to help regain the nation's confidence in the public-school enterprise."

The Carnegie Grants Program will include a second phase of larger grants beginning next fall to be used during a three-year period by a smaller group of high schools. All public high schools in the country, not only the 200 award winners announced last week, will be eligible to apply for the second round of grants.

Principals whose schools received the initial grants will participate in one of four regional "academies" next fall in order to exchange ideas on their areas of interest and to encourage new approaches to school improvement.

Approximately 1,700 public high schools--more than 10 percent of the nation's total--applied for the Carnegie grants. Examples of the types of projects funded include:

A new course in a Deep River, Conn., school that will give students credit for volunteer service.

A "cadet" science teacher program in a Brooklyn, N.Y., school that will train 25 students to assist in the teaching of elementary-level science lessons.

The creation of a network of teachers, foreign-language professors, parents, and students in Athens, Ga., as the first step toward the development of a foreign school exchange program.

The 200 schools include:

ALABAMA: W.P. Davidson High School, Mobile; Northview High School, Dothan. ALASKA: Shishmaref High School, Shishmaref. ARIZONA: Shadow Mountain High School, Phoenix; Amphitheater High School, Tucson. ARKANSAS: Hot Springs High School, Hot Springs. CALIFORNIA: San Pedro High School, San Pedro; Westchester High School, Los Angeles; Jefferson High School, Daly City; South Gate High School, South Gate; Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton; Vista High School, Vista; Cypress High School, Cypress; Carmel High School, Carmel; Ramona High School, Ramona; Sweetwater High School, National City; Round Valley High School, Covelo; McKinleyville High School, McKinleyville; Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa; Thomas Downey High School, Modesto; Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta; Fremont High School, Oakland; El Toro High School, El Toro; Capuchine High School, San Bruno. COLORADO: Roy J. Wasson High School, Colorado Springs; Park Senior High School, Estes Park; Thomas B. Doherty High School, Colorado Springs; Warren Occupational Technical Center, Golden; West High School, Denver. CONNECTICUT: Manchester High School, Manchester; Valley Regional High School, Deep River; Bristol Central High School, Bristol; Coginchaug Regional High School, Durham; Farmington High School, Farmington; Avon High School, Avon. DELAWARE: Milford Senior High School, Milford. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, D.C. FLORIDA: J.P. Taravella High School, Coral Springs; Pasco Senior Comprehensive High School, Dade City; South Broward High School, Hollywood. GEORGIA: Northside High School, Atlanta; Statesboro High School, Statesboro; Lumpkin County High School, Dahlonega; Fulton High School, Atlanta; Cedar Shoals High School, Athens; Pebblebrook High School, Mableton. HAWAII: Henry J. Kaiser High School, Honolulu. IDAHO: Caldwell High School, Caldwell. ILLINOIS: Geneva Community High School, Geneva; Arthur High School, Arthur; Richard Vocational High School, Chicago; Springfield High School, Springfield; Wyoming Community High School, Wyoming; Central High School, Champaign; Farragut Career Academy, Chicago; Sullivan High School, Chicago. INDIANA: Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis; R. Nelson Snider High School, Fort Wayne; East High School, Columbus; Southport High School, Indianapolis; Rosedale High School, Rosedale; Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis. IOWA: Theodore Roosevelt High School, Des Moines; Forest City Community High School, Forest City; Havelock-Plover Community High School, Havelock; Ackley-Geneva High School, Ackley; Ames Senior High School, Ames. KANSAS: Wichita High School East, Wichita. KENTUCKY: Trigg County High School, Cadiz; Jeffersontown High School, Jeffersontown; West Hardin High School, Stephensburg. LOUISIANA: Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Natchitoches; Leesville High School, Leesville. MAINE: Windham High School, South Windham; Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro; Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School, Mars Hills; Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, Portland. MARYLAND: Southern High School #70, Baltimore; Perry Hall High School, Baltimore; Oldtown School, Oldtown. MASSACHUSETTS: Jamaica Plain High School, Jamaica Plain; Boston Technical High School, Boston; Madison Park High School, Roxbury; English High School, Boston; Pioneer Valley Regional School, Northfield; Frontier Regional School, South Deerfield. MICHIGAN: Theodore Roosevelt High School, Wyandotte; Traverse City High School, Traverse City; Vestaburg High School, Vestaburg; Godwin Heights High School, Wyoming; Mackinac Island Public School, Mackinac Island; Britton Macon Area School, Britton. MINNESOTA: Mayo High School, Rochester; Martin Hughes High School, Buhl; John Marshall High School, Rochester; St. Louis Park Senior High School, St. Louis Park; Staples High School, Staples; Lake Park High School, Lake Park. MISSISSIPPI: Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg; Brookhaven High School, Brookhaven. MISSOURI: Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs; Fort Osage High School, Independence; Parkway North High School, Creve Coeur; Northwestern R-I School District, Mendon; Savannah R-III, Savannah. MONTANA: Columbus High School, Columbus. NEBRASKA: Broken Bow High School, Broken Bow; North High School, Omaha. NEVADA: Procter R. Hug High School, Reno. NEW HAMPSHIRE: Thayer High School, Winchester. NEW JERSEY: Lenape Valley Regional High School, Stanhope; Lakewood High School, Lakewood; Snyder High School, Jersey City; Morris Hills High School, Rockaway; West Orange High School, West Orange; Parsippany Hills High School, Parsippany. NEW MEXICO: Carrizozo High School, Carrizozo; Dulce Junior-Senior High School, Dulce. NEW YORK: Mineola High School, Garden City Park; Westhill High School, Syracuse; Guilderland Central High School, Guilderland; Beekmantown Central School, Plattsburgh; Jordan Elbridge Central Junior-Senior High School, Jordan; Clarkstown High School, West Nyack; James E. Sperry High School, Henrietta; Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor; Hempstead High School, Hempstead; Lancaster Central High School, Lancaster; Hoosic Valley High School, Schaghticoke; Thomas J. Corcoran High School, Syracuse; Penfield High School, Penfield; Belleville Central School, Belleville; Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale; Lafayette High School, Buffalo; Fort Hamilton High School, Brooklyn; East Islip High School, Islip Terrace; JLM-Great Neck North High School, Great Neck; Oyster Bay High School, Oyster Bay; Brewster High School, Brewster. NORTH CAROLINA: Orange High School, Hillsborough; Walter M. Williams High School, Burlington; Shelby Senior High School; St. Pauls High School, St. Pauls; Terry Sanford High School, Fayetteville; Cummings High School, Burlington. NORTH DAKOTA: Richardton Public High School, Richardton. OHIO: Akron Garfield High School, Akron; Cambridge High School, Cambridge; John Hay Senior High School, Cleveland; Springfield High School, Holland; Hudson High School, Hudson; Pickerington High School, Pickerington; Ridgedale High School, Morral; Arcanum Butler High School, Arcanum; Wynford High School, Bucyrus. OKLAHOMA: Oaks Mission School, Oaks; Lone Grove High School, Lone Grove; Mason Public Schools, Mason; Indianola Public Schools, Indianola. OREGON: South Eugene High School, Eugene; Newport High School, Newport; Cascade High School, Turner; Oakland High School, Oakland; Taft High School, Lincoln City. PENNSYLVANIA: Alvin A. Swenson Skills Center, Philadelphia; Southern Lehigh High School, Center Valley; Technical High School, Scranton; Union City High School, Union City. RHODE ISLAND: Central High School, Providence. SOUTH CAROLINA: Chapin High School, Chapin; Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg. SOUTH DAKOTA: Ramona High School, Ramona. TENNESSEE: Hixon High School, Hixon. TEXAS: A. Maceo Smith High School, Dallas; A&M Consolidated High School, College Station; Lockhart High School, Lockhart; Aldine Contemporary Education Center, Houston. UTAH: Weber High School, Ogden. VERMONT: South Burlington High School, South Burlington. VIRGINIA: Christianburg High School, Christianburg; West Springfield High School, Springfield; Lake Taylor High School, Norfolk; McLean High School, McLean; Richmond Community High School, Richmond. WASHINGTON: Rainier Beach High School, Seattle; Mossyrock High School, Mossyrock; Inglemoor Senior High School, Bothell; Sammamish High School, Bellevue. WEST VIRGINIA: Princeton Senior High School, Princeton; Parkersburg South High School, Parkersburg. WISCONSIN: Madison East High School, Madison; James Madison Memorial High School, Madison; Marion High School, Marion; Beloit Turner High School, Beloit; Franklin High School, Franklin; Johnson Creek High School, Johnson Creek; Washburn High School, Washburn. WYOMING: Midwest Junior-Senior High School, Midwest.

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