The Inspiration Awards celebrate America’s most improved high schools. Inspiration Awardwinning schools improve their academic environment and help their students achieve the promise of a higher education. Winning schools initiate unique programs and create partnerships among teachers, parents, community organizations, and local businesses to help more students attend college. Schools should be able to demonstrate significant and consistent growth across the entire student population in participation in rigorous curricula, such as the Advanced Placement Program (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB); participation in college preparatory coursework; and the percentage of students accepted to two- or four-year institutions of higher education.

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