U.S. Department of Education Announces Sacred Heart Model School as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Sacred Heart Model School as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for 2018, one of only two Louisville schools honored. The recognition as an Exemplary High Performing School is based on SHMS's high overall academic performance as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
"I'm pleased to celebrate with you as your school is named a National Blue Ribbon School," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. "We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Congratulations on your students' accomplishments and for your extraordinary commitment to meeting their unique needs."
The coveted National Blue Ribbon award affirms the hard work and dedication of our administrators, faculty, staff, parents and students. 349 schools in 47 states were honored nationwide, with only 49 of those being parochial or private schools.
Principal, Dr. Michael Bratcher adds, "I am incredibly proud of our administrative staff, faculty and students for achieving this great honor. At Sacred Heart Model School, we are providing world-class learning and producing world-ready leaders."
This is the second time SHMS has received the prestigious award, with the last time being in 2001. Dr. Bratcher and Ms. Mullen will travel to Washington D.C. in November to formally receive the award, and local celebration planning is underway.
Photographs and brief descriptions of all the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at http://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.
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