Four high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District were honored with distinctions from the annual U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings.
Earning Silver Medals are West Ranch, Hart and Golden Valley High Schools, with Academy of the Canyons awarded a bronze medal. More than 22,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia were compared using various metrics including how the schools performed on state assessment tests and how well they prepare students for college.
“These rankings are higher than they were last year, with more of our schools being recognized nationally,” said Vicki Engbrecht, Superintendent of the Hart School District. “It is once again a great testament to the unwavering professionalism of our teachers and administrators to provide our students the very best education they can have.”
West Ranch was scored the highest in the Hart School District, ranking 149 in California and 878 nationally. The ranking noted West Ranch’s AP participation rate at 59 percent, graduation rate of 99 percent and a score of 46.3 on college readiness. Hart is ranked 193 in California, 1,149 nationally, with Golden Valley ranked 347 in California, 1,784 nationally.
By virtue of being a middle college high school, Academy of the Canyons does not offer AP classes but instead their students take college classes concurrently with their high school coursework. Every student in the Hart School District has the opportunity to take concurrent classes at College of the Canyons.
According to US News & World Report, four steps were used to determine the awards: students perform better than expected in their state; disadvantaged students perform better than state average; student graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard; students are prepared for college-level work.
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Thousands of Hart District students in the Santa Clarita Valley returned to campus Monday for in-person instruction, marking another milestone for local education officials seeking a return to normalcy during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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After a roller coaster of a year, the Santa Clarita Valley’s skating community once again took to the ice to celebrate the grand opening of The Cube, the city of Santa Clarita’s newly rebranded ice rink.
Los Angeles County Public Health officials will modify the Health Officer Order on Thursday, April 15, to align with changes to the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy regarding indoor live events and performances, private events such as conferences, receptions and meetings, and private informal gatherings.
College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center will begin operating as Los Angeles County-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in the northern part of the county starting Monday, April 19.
A consulting firm hired by the city to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a city public health department in Santa Clarita did “not find a compelling case to change the basic structure of public health regulation” in Santa Clarita, according to a 17-page report published Friday as part of the Santa Clarita City Council’s Tuesday meeting agenda.
The Santa Clarita Valley's COVID-19 vaccination rate has increased by about 5%, as 37% of residents 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data through April 4 published by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
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The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
In recognition of public safety dispatchers' services, the California Highway Patrol joins other law enforcement agencies to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 11-17, 2021.
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