CEC Awarded for Outstanding Achievement

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The CEC Middle College of Denver was recently recognized by the Foundations for Great Schools FFGS_AwardWinner_Symbl_2015_2organization for achieving outstanding success with students.

Foundations for Great Schools is a coalition of five private Colorado foundations and announces this award yearly. CEC was chosen along with 28 other public schools from five metro-area districts.

“We commend these schools for their achievements in both academic growth and performance. They are successfully using strategies such as extended days, data-driven instruction, and technology in the classroom to ensure the success of all their students, despite a range  of challenges, from overcrowding to under-funding,” said Tom Kaesemeyer, Executive Director of the Fox Family Foundation and coalition member.

CEC was awarded $25,000 from this group, and funds will go towards extra pay for tutoring and concurrent enrollment tuition for our students. CEC was the only non-charter secondary school to receive this award. “This is a great testament to all the great work CEC staff is doing,” said Principal Scott Springer.

Award recipients were selected from a 12-district Denver metro area based on a variety of factors, including academic performance and growth, high percentage of students qualifying for the Federal free and reduced lunch program, school leadership, culture and instructional effectiveness. Elementary, middle, high school, public distract and public charter were all considered.

The Foundations for Great Schools coalition is made up of five private Colorado foundations who share a common commitment to supporting quality education in Colorado’s communities. The foundation partners include the Anschutz Foundation, Daniels Fund, Fox Family Foundation, Gates Family Foundation and the Piton Foundation. Learn more at www.foundationsforgreatschools.org

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