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2019 California Distinguished School

2019 California Distinguished School

PUC Lakeview Charter High School is being honored under the 2019 Distinguished Schools Program! Sponsored by the California Department of Education and California Casualty, the program recognizes outstanding education programs and practices. Schools are awarded for achieving exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years or closing the achievement gap between two school years.

PUC Lakeview Charter High School is 1 of 31 public charter schools in California to receive the recognition.

A component of the California School Recognition Program, the Distinguished Schools program was on a three-year pause while California transitioned to its new assessment and accountability system. From 2015 to 2017, California recognized schools that demonstrated exemplary achievements with the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program. The Distinguished Schools program returned last year. It recognizes elementary, middle, and high schools in alternate years and allows eligible schools to apply once every two years. Schools recognized as awardees hold the title for two years.

Schools that applied were eligible based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates, and graduation rates.

Distinguished School award winners represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaboration, but also highly successful school climate efforts ranging from real-time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention.

Founded in 2010, PUC Lakeview Charter High School, is housed at the PUC Sylmar Education Complex and is characterized by a consistently high graduation rate (over 90% each year), a commitment to excellence and success for all students, a vibrant college going culture, and an outstanding staff.

Click here to read the full press release: https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr19/yr19rel18.asp