Spring break for five George Crockett Academy students was a bit more exciting than playing video games, hanging out with friends or even taking a road trip. Lakia Torbert, Raynisha Ponnell, David Whiteside, Joshua May and Demarius Clemons did something much different - they met with diplomats from Argentina, Bolivia and Peru at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
CCA HS earned its second straight Bronze Ranking as one of the nation’s best high schools from US News & World Report.
The only other Detroit public/charter high schools to earn the honor were Renaissance HS and Cass Technical HS - these schools select students based on proficiency. CCA accepts all children.
CCAHS was also ranked as the #2 Public High School in Michigan by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy (The Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card).
Gilbert, AZ, - Nine Gilbert Arts Academy students were the recipients of Character Counts awards at a breakfast award ceremony hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley. Town of Gilbert Mayor John Lewis and Dave Allison, Gilbert Public Schools superintendent, presented the students with their awards. “We are very proud of our students," said Ms. Hirsch, principal of the school.