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Cottonwood Creek selected as Gold Ribbon School

State Schools Chief Announces
2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award
Cottonwood Creek Charter School
Selected as Gold Ribbon School

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 772 elementary schools are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program.
Only two elementary schools in Shasta County received this prestigious award, Cottonwood Creek Charter School and Bella Vista Elementary.
“These schools shine as bright beacons for others, putting forth an exemplary effort to ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers," Torlakson said. "California teachers are developing an education model for the nation, training the students of today to be the problem-solvers, inventors, and pioneers of tomorrow.”
Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. Nearly 6,000 elementary schools were eligible to apply this year.
The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.
The 2016 Elementary Gold Ribbon Schools will be honored in May/June during regional ceremonies held in Santa Clara, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Visalia, and Sacramento.
Please visit the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program on the California Department of Education's (CDE's) Web site.