Akron Early College High School was recently named a "School of Promise" by the Ohio Department of Education for its work to close achievement gaps for low-income and minority students.
The Ohio Department of Education named 122 "Schools of Promise" on Monday. These schools outperformed others statewide when comparing the number of indicators met on the state's annual report cards, which were released in August. The "Schools of Promise" demonstrated high achievement in reading and mathematics for all groups of students, despite 40 percent or more of their students coming from low-income families.
Students in "Schools of Promise" also met or exceeded the state standard of 75 percent passage in reading and mathematics for the 2010-11 school year, and all student groups met yearly progress standards.
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