Arcadia and South Pasadena Center Colleges Excel!


(High) South Pasadena Center College. (Backside) Foothills Center College (Pictures – spusd.internet, ausd.internet)

The U.S. Division of Training has acknowledged the tutorial excellence of South Pasadena Center College (South Pasadena Unified College District) and the Foothills Center College (Arcadia Unified College District) as “Exemplary Excessive Performing Colleges”.

By Jerry Friedman

The class of ‘high-performing faculty’ relies on the outcomes of state and nationwide evaluation checks. The award “affirms the arduous work of scholars, educators, households, and communities in creating secure and welcoming faculties the place college students grasp difficult and interesting content material.”
There are about 135,000 faculties eligible within the Blue Ribbon Program, however solely 420 could be nominated annually. For 2022, solely 297 made the reduce.

Dr. Benjamin Acker has been the principal of the 629 college students at Foothills Center College in Arcadia since 2014. He believes “that it’s our duty to set excessive requirements for achievement and to assist our college students in assembly and exceeding these requirements.” All the group is honored by the Nationwide Blue Ribbon College flag and it’ll fly there as a “well known image of exemplary instructing and studying.”

Ms. Cheryl Busick turned principal at South Pasadena Center College (1146 college students) simply 2 years in the past, however she is not any stranger to Blue Ribbon Awards. She was the principal of Arroyo Vista Elementary  when it turned a Blue Ribbon faculty in 2019. Busick has an intensive listing {of professional} achievements and advocates for “steady enchancment in college students studying” – Clearly South Pasadena has a profitable program!

The Nationwide awards ceremony might be held on Thursday, November 3rd and Friday, November 4th in Washington DC.

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