Largest Number Of Osceola County Schools In History Have Earned Highest State Award For Community Involvement
Schools Earn Highest State Award For Community Involvement
Posted on 08/02/2017
Five Star School Award LogoForty-four Osceola County schools have been designated as Five Star Schools, earning the Florida Department of Education's most prestigious award for community involvement. The award is presented each year to schools that have shown evidence of exemplary family, school, and community involvement. To qualify, each school must meet 100% of the state's established criteria that require the full engagement of business partners, volunteers, students, families, and School Advisory Councils in the educational process. Every Five Star School must prepare a portfolio to document how they model excellence through specific community involvement programs.
 
Congratulations to Osceola County’s Five Star Schools:

Elementary Schools: Boggy Creek, Central Avenue, Chestnut Elementary School for Science and Engineering, Cypress, East Lake, Flora Ridge, Hickory Tree, Highlands, Kissimmee, Koa, Lakeview, Michigan Avenue, Mill Creek, Narcoossee, Neptune, Partin Settlement, Pleasant Hill, Poinciana, Reedy Creek, St. Cloud, Sunrise, Thacker Avenue Elementary School for International Studies, and Ventura
 
Middle Schools: Denn John, Discovery, Horizon, Narcoossee, Neptune, Parkway, and St. Cloud
 
High Schools: Celebration, Gateway, Harmony, Liberty, Osceola, PATHS, Poinciana, and St. Cloud

Multi-Level Schools: Celebration K-8, Harmony Community, The Osceola County School for the Arts, and Westside K-8
 
Charter Schools: Bellalago Academy and Kissimmee Charter
 
In addition, the largest number of Osceola schools in history have earned the Golden School Award from the Florida Department of Education, which requires twice as many adult volunteer hours as student enrollment. Every Osceola school is now a Golden School, marking the first time all Osceola schools reached this level of excellence.
 
“The Osceola County School Board has made community engagement and involvement a priority, and we are encouraged that we have a community that understands the importance of education ,” said Superintendent Debra Pace. Interested individuals can log on to http://www.osceolaschools.net/OASIS to register as a new school volunteer or to renew their application as a volunteer. Parents and community residents are encouraged to call 407-870-4080 for additional information about becoming an OASIS school volunteer.
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