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National Youth-At-Risk Conference – Savannah High Flying Schools

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National Youth-At-Risk Conference
March 1-4, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Savannah, GA

High Flying Schools

Deadline for submitting nominations for the High Flying School Award is X/X/2014
If you have any questions, please email

Using the following criteria, nominate a “High-Flying School” for national recognition:

High Achievement.
The school ranks at the 75th percentile or higher in at least three academic subjects in at least two grade levels.

High Poverty.
The school’s student population is comprised of at least 50% of students living at or below poverty level as defined by the federal lunch program for public schools.

High Minority.
The school’s student population is comprised of 50% or more minority students. Please list the subgroups and their percentage of the student population.

Community Collaboration.
The school demonstrates high levels of collaboration with community and/or university in addressing youth-at-risk issues within the school and community.

Citizenship Development.
The school provides opportunities for students to develop citizenship skills at school and in the community.

Democratic Education.
School curriculum includes objectives and activities related to the growth of students as individuals who are successful members of a democratic society.

Each school selected as a 2014 High-Flying School will receive an invitation and travel honorarium of $1000 per school, hotel room for three nights, and paid registration fees for two people at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference held in Savannah, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency, March 2-5, 2014. Each school will be recognized at an awards ceremony and will share their school success in a High Flying School Showcase. Nominations for 2014 High-Flying Schools recognition must be submitted using online submission form by November 1, 2013.

Congratulations to the 2014 High Flying Schools Awardees
  • Northington Elementary – Tuscaloosa, AL
  • North Vista Elementary – Florence, SC
  • Loris Elementary – Loris, SC
Congratulations to the 2014 High Flying Schools Honorable Mentions
  • Cambridge Elementary, Cocoa, FL
  • Oak Hill Middle, Milledgeville, GA
  • Fowler Drive Elementary, Athens, GA
  • C.G. Woodson Elementary, Jacksonville, FL
Congratulations to the 2013 High Flying Schools Awardees
  • SAVE High School, Anchorage, AK
  • Whitehall Elementary School, Anderson, SC
  • Moore Elementary School, Griffin, GA
  • Newton High School, Covington, GA
  • Oak Hill Middle School, Milledgeville, GA
Congratulations to the 2013 High Flying Schools Honorable Mentions
  • L.W. Condor Elementary School, Columbia, SC
  • Jose Damian Elementary School, El Paso, TX
  • Alcovy High School, Covington, GA
  • Gainesville Exploration Academy, Gainesville, GA
  • Loris Elementary School, Loris, SC
Congratulations to the 2012 High Flying Schools Awardees
  • Deanna Davenport Elementary School, Canutillo, TX
  • Bellwood Elementary School, Richmond, VA
  • Rex Mill Middle School, Rex, GA
  • Gainesville High School, Gainesville, GA
  • Glen Avenue Elementary School, Salisbury, MD
Congratulations to the 2012 High Flying Schools Honorable Mentions
  • Waycross Middle School, Waycross, GA
  • Southern Choctaw Elementary School, Gilbertown, AL
  • Tangelo Park Elementary School, Orlando, FLA
  • Scott’s Branch Middle School, Summerton, SC
  • New Holland Core Knowledge Academy, Gainesville, GA
  • Fair Oaks Elementary School, Marietta, GA
Congratulations to the 2011 High Flying Schools Awardees
  • McKinley Elementary School, Newark, NJ
  • Pauline Jones Elementary School, Fayetteville, NC
  • L. M. Smith Middle School, Birmingham, AL
  • Parkland Magnet High School, Winston Salem, NC
  • Wilkinson County Middle School, Irwinton, GA
Congratulations to the 2011 High Flying Schools Honorable Mentions
  • Frank W. Spencer Elementary School, Savannah, GA
  • Shirley Hills Elementary School, Warner Robins, GA
  • Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Atlanta, GA
  • Floyd Middle School, Mableton, GA
  • Oak Grove Intermediate School, Darien, GA
  • Northwest Middle School, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Anita White Carson Middle School, Greensboro, GA
  • Lyman Hall Elementary School, Hinesville, GA
  • Brooklyn College Academy, Brooklyn, NY
  • Southern Choctaw Elementary School, Gilbertown, AL
Congratulations to the 2010 High Flying Schools Winners!
  • Rock Island Elementary School, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Langston Chapel Elementary School, Statesboro, GA
  • Attucks Middle School, Hollywood, FL
  • Martha Gaskins Middle School, Birmingham, AL
  • Bethune-Bowman Middle High School, Rowesville, SC
Congratulations to the 2010 High Flying Schools Receiving Honorable Mention!
  • Blaine Street Elementary School, Monroe, GA
  • Carrollton Elementary School, Carrollton, GA
  • Carrollton Middle School, Carrollton, GA
  • Floyd Middle School, Marbleton, GA
  • Gainsville Exploration Academy, Gainsville GA
  • Miramar Elementary School, Miramar, FL
  • Southern Choctaw Elementary School, Gilbertown,AL
  • Waycross Middle School, Waycross, GA
Congratulations to the 2009 High Flying Schools!
  • Alfred E. Beach High School, Savannah, GA
  • C. J. Hicks Elementary School, Conyers, GA
  • Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, Estes Park,CO
  • Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary, Woodbridge, VA
  • Screven County Middle School, Sylvania, GA
Congratulations to the 2008 High Flying Schools!
  • Simonton Elementary School, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Southside Performance Learning Center, Brunswick, GA
  • Edith I. Starke Elementary School, Deland, FL
  • Peace Regional Outreach Campus, Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Congratulations to the 2007 High Flying Schools!
  • Alsup Elementary School, Commerce City, CO
  • Sanders-Clyde Elementary School, Charleston, SC
  • Screven County High School, Sylvania, GA
  • Saint Benedict Catholic School and Performing Arts College, Derby, England
Congratulations to the 2006 High Flying Schools!
  • Warren County Middle School, Warrenton, GA
  • Bowmar Avenue Elementary School, Vicksburg, MS
  • Murray High School, Charlottesville, VA
  • Specialist Schools and Academy Trust, London, England
  • Mill Creek Elementary School, Statesboro, GA
Congratulations to the 2005 High Flying Schools!
  • Mattie Lively Elementary School, Statesboro, GA
  • Central Park Elementary School, Birmingham, AL
  • Gainesville Elementary School, Gainesville, GA
  • Brady Elementary School, Detroit, MI
  • Pocomoke Elementary School, Charlotte, NC
Congratulations to the 2004 High Flying Schools!
  • Savannah Middle School, Grifton, NC
  • Islands Elementary School, Savannah, GA
  • Hartsfield Elementary School, Tallahassee, FL
  • Boulder Preparatory High School, Boulder, CO
  • Hambrick Middle School, Houston, TX
  • Pocomoke Middle School, Pocomoke, MD
  • Thomasboro Elementary School, Charlotte, NC
Congratulations to the 2003 High Flying Schools!
  • St. Landry Parish School System, Opelousas, LA
  • Reid Ross Classical School, Fayetteville, NC
  • Vinson-Bynum Elementary School, Wilson, NC
  • John W. Burke Elementary School, Macon, GA
  • St. James-Gaillard Elementary School, Eutawville, SC
  • Fairview Middle School, Tallahassee, FL
  • Kipp Academy, Houston, TX
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