Bonita High School applied for the Gold Ribbon using the Senior P.A.C.E. program as its model program. P.A.C.E. encourages students to explore future job prospects and focus on one to explore during their senior year. Throughout the year students complete project hours, a research paper on the topic they have chosen, collect evidence and other assignments from throughout the year and present it at the end of the year to a panel of staff, faculty and community members.
According to Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, “These terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college.”
477 middle schools and high schools applied this year and 275 of them received the Gold Ribbon Award for the 2016-17 school year.
The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor public schools while the California Distinguished Schools Program is on hiatus as California continues its transition to new assessment and accountability systems.
Model programs and practices should include standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that schools have adopted during this transitional period, which can be replicated by other local educational agencies.
Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The award acknowledged elementary schools last year.
Honored to be part of the Gold Ribbon Ceremonies tonight to accept our award on behalf of Bonita High School w/ State Supt. Torlakson pic.twitter.com/uy82FCQOpO
— Derek Bub (@BHSBearcats1) May 15, 2017
Source information: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr17/yr17rel28.asp