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HNHS named 2018 Model School, one of 23

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018

The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), whose mission is to challenge, inspire and equip today’s educators to prepare students for lifelong success, has named Huntington North High School as a Model School for 2018. Huntington North is being recognized for its future-focused approach, and the implementation of a rigorous and relevant curriculum that challenges students to think beyond the classroom to solve real-world problems.

Huntington North is one of 23 innovative schools that will share best practices at ICLE’s 26th Annual Model Schools Conference, June 24 to 27 in Orlando. The Model Schools Conference is the nation’s largest event for rapidly improving K-12 schools and districts.

“We applaud these inspiring schools for persevering on a path to rapid improvement by creating a positive system-wide culture of high expectations and strong, positive relationships,” said Dr. Willard R. Daggett, founder and chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education.

“We are humbled and excited to be selected as a Model School,” said Tiffanney Drummond, Career and Technical Education director of Huntington North and the Learning Center. “To share with schools across the country what we are doing with career and technical education and the Learning Center model is also an opportunity to promote what makes the Huntington community so special.”

Model Schools are selected annually based on a number of criteria including substantive, data-validated growth year over year; evidence of a strong culture that puts students at the center of learning; and dedication to transforming instruction to meet the needs and demands of the future.

“This year’s Model Schools come from all pockets of the country, but are united in working toward a vision of high achievement and equitable opportunities for all students,” said Dr. Daggett. “The Model Schools Conference will provide Huntington North the unique opportunity to engage in dialogue around real challenges and solutions, discover best practices for personalizing learning and fostering a growth mindset, and build their own personal network,” said Dr. Daggett.

The ICLE, a division of global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has observed, studied and supported the transformation of the nation’s most rapidly improving schools and districts over the past two decades. The Model Schools Conference has attracted thousands of educators who come to learn about and share best practices for developing the classrooms of the future.