November 30 Deadline Approaches – 2013 Colorado School to Watch Application

Is your school a School to Watch?

Every year the board members of the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education (CAMLE) reviews applications for National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform’s national School to Watch designation.  Presently, there are over 350 Schools to Watch recognized across our nation.  There are 14 actively recognized Schools to Watch in Colorado.

Applications are accepted on an annual basis.

 The deadline for the 2013 designation is November 30, 2012.

Use the Self-Rating Rubric to facilitate your school’s reflection prior to the application completion process. This self-study rubric contains the criteria of best practices required for being identified as a School to Watch. This rubric can promote staff reflection and support the continuous improvement process for any middle grades school.  If, after analyzing your school in relation to these criteria, you believe you have the evidence in place to be designated as a School to Watch, we invite you to submit an application following the procedures described below.

The Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch initiative has been a part of  CAMLE for the last 8 years.  CAMLE works with Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch to showcase their evidence-based strategies at statewide and regional conferences, workshops, and school site visits.  All of the Colorado Schools to Watch open their doors to visitors who are interested in learning replicable practices that can be implemented in any school system

CAMLE encourages you to reach out and visit any one of our extraordinary Schools to Watch!  While each of these schools exemplify strong academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and strong organizational structures – each presents a different flavor due to their diverse demographics and strategies to create powerful learning communities.  Each School to Watch is unique. Click here to learn more about our 14 Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch.

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