A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENTA Monthly Update from Suzette Lovely, Ed.D. to Families in our World-Class District
May 2013: Building on a Distinguished Record
For the second time in ten years, Aviara Oaks Middle School (AOMS) has been named a 2013 California Distinguished School! The first time AOMS received this recognition was in 2003, just five years after it opened. That same year, AOMS was also named a California Title I High Achieving School. In 2010, it earned Odyssey of the Mind State Finalist recognition.
AOMS is one of 19 schools in San Diego County and one of 218 schools across the state to be recognized this year. The California Distinguished School Award honors public schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students. Schools must be invited to apply for the award and meet a variety of measures, including looking outside the norm to find new approaches to meet the needs of every learner. The application is reviewed by a team of educators under the direction of the California Department of Education and culminates in a site visit.
Schools that earn the Distinguished School title agree to share their “signature practices” and become mentors to other California schools. Principal Megan Arias said it was an incredible honor to be recognized as a California Distinguished School not just once, but twice. Ms. Arias noted, “This prestigious award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the AOMS student body, staff, and greater community.”
We are proud of our academic record in CUSD. To date, eight elementary schools, all three middle schools and Carlsbad High School have all been named California Distinguished Schools one or more times. Several have been named California CBEE Honor Roll Schools and received other recognitions.
Together, we can continue building on our distinguished record.
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