Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) is one of 236 public schools nationwide recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement.
Secretary Duncan made this year’s announcement live via the Department's USTREAM channel.
“The Exemplary High Performing school designation for MCAA illustrates the dedication, passion and collaboration of staff, students, families, and our Partners in Education that have invested in a shared vision of academic excellence,” said MCAA Principal Jennifer Hernandez in a press release.
“Our students experience an accelerated curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a one-to-one computing environment.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools program “Exemplary High Performing” performance category recognizes schools that are among their state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.
“Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers,” Secretary Duncan said. “National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education.”