SCV News | Newhall School District, Hart District Capture State CAPP Awards


Uploaded: , Tuesday April 26th, 2022

By press release

Schools in Newhall School District and William S. Hart Union High School District were named the winners of the 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award program on Tuesday, April 26.

Elementary schools in the Newhall School District included Dr. J. Michael McGrath Elementary, Meadows Elementary, Newhall Elementary, Oak Hills Elementary, Old Orchard Elementary, Peachland Avenue Elementary, Pico Canyon Elementary, Stevenson Ranch Elementary, Valencia Valley Elementary, and Wiley Canyon Elementary . .

Schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District included William S. Hart High, Golden Valley High, and La Mesa Junior High.

The awards, announced by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, are from the new 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award program. The awards program is used by California in 2022 in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program.

The awards program celebrates schools and districts that implemented innovative practice during the 2020-2021 school year, when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 19.

“I am incredibly proud of these schools and districts for their creativity, dedication and innovation in the face of adversity,” Thurmond said. “These schools have gone to incredible lengths to engage students, distribute technology, provide meals, and support students’ social and emotional well-being during an incredibly difficult time for schools and families.”

At a time when pandemic disruptions made it difficult to collect data for statewide assessments, CDE worked with educational association partners to create the Pivotal Practice Award to honor the efforts of schools and districts that have designed and implemented unique opportunities and strategies to support students through this most challenging time.

A total of 727 schools and 121 school districts are honored for their demonstrated efforts to support students in four focus areas:

– Student engagement

— Distribution of technology

— Nutritional services

— Social and emotional well-being of students

The winners completed an online application highlighting an innovative practice in one of the four target areas that was implemented during the 2020-2021 school year. The California Department of Education is scheduled to return to the California DS Program in 2023.

See the full list of CAPP 2022 school winners and 2022 CAPP District Winners on the California Department of Education website. More information on the CAAP award, including the four focus areas for innovation, is available at California Department of Education CAPP Program Webpage.

Questions about the program can be directed to the Awards Unit at [email protected]


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