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California Department of Education
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Release: #19-24
March 8, 2019
Contact: Jonathan Mendick
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Exemplary Program Awards for Arts, Career Technical Education, and Physical Activity and Nutrition

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today announced additional honors for 22 California Distinguished middle schools and high schools selected as having an Exemplary Program in Arts Education, Career Technical Education, or Physical Activity and Nutrition. Distinguished Schools applied separately for these honors. This year’s honorees include 10 schools for Arts Education, nine for Career Technical Education, and four schools for Physical Activity and Nutrition—with one school receiving honors in two categories.

“We know that closing the achievement gap includes world-class instruction, including access to STEAM, career technical education, physical education, and nutrition education.” said Thurmond. “Instruction outside of core academic subject areas—like job training, entrepreneurship, and STEAM—helps all students prepare for 21st century jobs and sparks creative and healthy minds. I congratulate these 22 Exemplary Program Award winners for their outstanding work.”

The Exemplary Program Award winners, along with other California Distinguished Schools, Exemplary Districts, California Green Ribbon Schools, Civic Learning Award Schools, Model Continuation High Schools, National Blue Ribbon Schools, and National ESEA Distinguished Schools, all will be honored in April during a ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. More information on Exemplary Program Awards is available at the California Distinguished Schools Program web page on the California Department of Education’s website.

2019 Exemplary Program Awards

* ARTS = Exemplary Arts Education Program Award
* CTE = Career Technical Education
* PAN = Exemplary Physical Activity and Nutrition Education Program Award

County District School Award Type

Alameda

Pleasanton Unified

Foothill High School

CTE

Kern

Rosedale Union Elementary

Rosedale Middle School

PAN

Los Angeles

El Segundo Unified

El Segundo High School

ARTS

Los Angeles

Glendale Unified

Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School

CTE

Los Angeles

Glendale Unified

Crescenta Valley High School

ARTS, PAN

Los Angeles

Hermosa Beach City Elementary

Hermosa Valley Elementary School

PAN

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified

Renaissance Arts Academy

ARTS

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified

Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies

CTE

Los Angeles

Temple City Unified

Temple City High School

CTE

Los Angeles

Torrance Unified

West High School

ARTS

Los Angeles

Walnut Valley Unified

South Pointe Middle School

ARTS

Monterey

Carmel Unified

Carmel High School

ARTS

Orange

Anaheim Union High

Lexington Junior High School

ARTS

Orange

Anaheim Union High

Oxford Academy

CTE

Orange

Huntington Beach City Elementary

Ethel Dwyer Middle School

ARTS

Orange

Huntington Beach Union High

Marina High School

CTE

Orange

Tustin Unified

Arnold O. Beckman High School

ARTS

Placer

Placer Hills Union Elementary

Weimar Hills

PAN

San Francisco

San Francisco Unified

Lowell High School

ARTS

Solano

Vallejo City Unified

MIT Academy

CTE

Tehama

Los Molinos Unified

Los Molinos High School

CTE

Ventura

Oak Park Unified

Oak Park High School

CTE


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Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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