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Awards and Recognitions

100 Best Communities for Young People

The Georgetown Divide is a three-time winner (2007, 2008 and 2010) of the "100 Best Communities for Young People” for our commitment to provide healthy, safe and caring environments for young people.

This award, bestowed by America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, honors the past and future work by The Georgetown Divide Ready by 21 Coalition to provide a safe environment in which youth will receive support, resources, and opportunities in the community to be ready for continued learning, work and life.  For an update on the most recent 100 Best Communities recognition, click here. 

California Distinguished School Awards

The California Distinguished Schools awards is an annual award granted by the California Department of Education honoring the state’s top 5% of schools.
According to the California Department of Education, recipients of the award must demonstrate that they meet the challenge of providing their students with the kind of rigorous education that is essential to their future success in the classroom and the workplace.
Click here to read the announcement from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell.

Click here to see the list of 2008 Distinguished schools.

California Exemplary Technical Education Award
Golden Sierra High School is one of only three schools statewide to receive an “Exemplary Career Technical Education Program Award.”
This special emphasis honor is given to schools that offer exemplary career technical education programs that meet local and regional needs and that provide a firm foundation of career programs and services in which all students can participate.
Click here to see the selection criteria for the Exemplary Career Technical Education award.
Click here to see the list of schools winning this prestigious award in 2007.

Title I Academic Achievement Award
 Georgetown School (K-8) is the only school in El Dorado County
  to receive this award in 2007!
 The Title I Academic Achievement Awards Program is designed
 to identify and honor Title I schools (including charter schools
 receiving Title I funds) that demonstrate success in making adequate yearly progress (AYP) and doubling their Academic Performance Index (API) growth target for two consecutive years.
Click here to see more information about this award.
Click here to see the state's list of 2007 Title I award recipients.