Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School
Press Release - December 12, 2014

Koa Elementary in Osceola County Named
2014 National Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School

Koa Elementary School has been named as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School by Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. Based on the Blueprint for Excellence assessment process, Koa Elementary met or exceeded the criteria for all nine categories: Student Support and Focus; School Organization and Culture; Challenging Standards and Curriculum; Active Teaching and Learning; Technology Integration; Professional Community; Leadership and Educational Vitality; School, Family, and Community Partnerships; and Indicators of Success. This prestigious recognition recognizes Principal Virginia Scott and her dedicated team of educators and professional support staff for working so diligently to fulfill the many learning needs of students.

"Becoming a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Lighthouse recipient is a tremendous honor for Koa Elementary School students, staff, parents, and the community," said Principal Virginia Scott. "Building a learning community who believes in every student is life changing for our students."

Designation as a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School lasts for five years, at which time the school will be eligible for revalidation. Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Schools commit to sharing expertise and exemplary practices with other schools on a local, regional, and national level, as well as providing mentoring and networking to schools seeking guidance and assistance in school improvement initiatives. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. will be including best practices from Koa Elementary in its Interactive Library of Best Practices database, as well as highlighting the school and teachers on its website at Blue Ribbon Schools. Through these initiatives, information from America’s best schools will be shared with schools all around the country.

Principal Scott was presented the award at a ceremony during the banquet at the Blue Ribbon School Blueprint for Excellence National Conference at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Hotel on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

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