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Each school selected as a 2019 High-Flying School will receive an invitation and travel honorarium of $1000 per school, hotel room for three nights, and complimentary registration for two people at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference held in Savannah, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency, March 3–6, 2019.

Each school will be recognized at an awards ceremony and will share their school success in a High Flying School Showcase on Monday, March 4, 2019. Nominations for 2019 High-Flying Schools recognition must be submitted using online submission form by December 16, 2019.

If you are unsure whether your school qualifies, please apply and explain your limitations. Once you have submitted, your application will be reviewed to determine if your school is applicable.

High-Flying Schools Nomination Form

Your Name (required)

Your Affiliation (required)

Your Phone Number (required)

Your Email (required)

Please indicate the name of the school you are nominating (required)


The rubric for all items is a graduated score, there are points for partially meeting the criteria.

Criteria: High Achievement (required)
The school ranks at the 75th percentile or higher in at least three academic subjects in at least two grade levels. (300 words or less).

The high achievement criteria is based on state standardized test scores. Schools are not to compare themselves to other schools or compare groups of students. Performance results are reviewed to indicate consistency in academic performance of students.

Criteria: High Poverty (required)
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. (300 words or less)

Criteria: High Minority (required)
The school’s student population is comprised of 50% or more minority students. Please list the subgroups and their percentage of the student population. (300 words or less)

Criteria: Community Collaboration (required)
The school demonstrates high levels of collaboration with community and/or university in addressing youth-at-risk issues within the school and community. (300 words or less)

Criteria: Citizenship Development (required)
The school provides opportunities for students to develop citizenship skills at school and in the community. (300 words or less)

Criteria: Democratic Education (required)
School curriculum includes objectives and activities related to the growth of students as individuals who are successful members of a democratic society. (300 words or less)

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March 8-11, 2020    |    #NYAR20    |    Hyatt Regency    |    Savannah, GA

Last updated: 8/15/2019