ERIC Number: ED419302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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New American High Schools: Profiles of the Nation's Leading Edge Schools.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This booklet profiles "leading edge" schools committed to ensuring that all students meet challenging academic standards and are prepared for college and careers. In 1996, these 10 New American High Schools were chosen by the U.S. Department of Education for their innovation and commitment to academic excellence. As these award-winning, geographically diverse school communities illustrate, there is more than one way to build an exemplary high school. Some schools are comprehensive high schools, some are restructured vocational-technical schools, some are magnet schools, and others are small pilot schools. Some have eliminated distinctions between college and career preparation, some have created broad career academies or clusters, and others have implemented career pathways. Comprehensive high schools include David Douglas High School, in Portland, Oregon; Encino High School, in Sacramento, California; and Thompson School District's three high schools in Loveland, Colorado. Magnet schools include Chicago High School for the Agricultural Sciences; New York City's High School of Economics and Finance; St. Louis, Missouri's Gateway Institute of Technology; Georgetown, Delaware's Sussex Technical High School; and Miami's William H. Turner Technical High School. Boston's Fenway Middle College High School is a pilot school, and Walhalla (South Carolina) High School is a college and "tech prep" facility. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.