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2000

In 2000, twenty-seven schools were awarded New American High Schools status, bringing the current total to 59 schools representing 24 states. Seventeen of these schools were selected after having excelled in the NAHS site identification process. NAHS also worked in partnership with Blue Ribbon Schools to identify ten more showcase sites through a competitive review. All of these schools have succeeded in comprehensive reform efforts and have demonstrated superior achievement across a variety of student outcome measures. The links below provide profiles of each of award-winning school, their creative designs and innovative practices.

1999

The 1999 New American High Schools competition, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, included applicants from more than twenty states. Experts in secondary school reform evaluated all applications against rigorous review criteria. Sixteen diverse American high schools received high scores and proceeded to the site visit stage of the competition. Following a final evaluation, thirteen applicants were selected as New American High Schools. The following links provide snapshots of the reform efforts and methodologies employed by each of the 1999 showcase sites.

1998

In collaboration with the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, schools identified as 1998 Blue Ribbon Secondary Schools of Excellence award winners had the sole opportunity to apply for New American High School recognition during the summer of 1998. Through a competitive process, seven Blue Ribbon award winning high schools were recognized as 1998 New American High School showcase sites. The following links provide snapshots of the reform efforts and methodologies employed by each of the 1998 showcase sites.

1996

Beginning in the Fall of 1995, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education in collaboration with the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE) began a nationwide search for schools engaged in comprehensive school reform. Three hundred schools were nominated and based on a review of applications and telephone interviews, thirty-one schools received school visits. Based on the information obtained during the site visit, ten showcase sites (12 schools) received the 1996 NAHS recognition. The following links provide snapshots of the reform efforts and methodologies employed by each of the 1996 showcase sites.


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