The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers has announced the national winners of the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the country's longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. Sixteen high school seniors received the highest Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honor, the Portfolio Gold Medal, which includes a $10,000 cash scholarship. In addition, all National Award–winning high school seniors are now eligible to apply for a special pool of more than $8 million in scholarships, set aside specifically for them through partnerships with the Alliance and esteemed colleges and universities around the country.
18-year-old Katelynn Jacobs said she was already overwhelmed with excitement and anxiety to be invited to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) An Evening of Stars taping in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, April 6th. Katelynn and her father, Charles Jacobs attended the event. It was an all expense paid invitation for the Gates Scholarship finalist.
North Carolina has been a pioneer in school accountability since 1996, which was the first year of the state’s initial school accountability model called the ABCs of Public Education. This model measured student academic growth and the performance of schools statewide.
Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31. Pre-K students must be 4 years old on or before Aug. 31. Parents should bring a certified birth certificate, current immunization record, verification of physical address, and a tribal enrollment card (if applicable) to the registration.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' levels of achievement.
Students that were enrolled in a graduating class from 1981 through 2009 and met all state and local board requirements for a diploma except for passing the competency test(s) and/or the computer skills test(s), may now petition (high school or local school system) for a diploma.