The Inspiration Awards celebrate America’s most improved highschools. Inspiration Award-winningschools improve their academic environment and help their students achieve thepromise of a higher education. Winningschools initiate unique programs and create partnerships among teachers,parents, community organizations, and local businesses to help more studentsattend college. Schools should be ableto demonstrate significant and consistent growth across the entire studentpopulation in participation in rigorous curricula, such as the AdvancedPlacement Program (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB); participation incollege preparatory coursework; and the percentage of students accepted to two-or four-year institutions of higher education.

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