Stony Point High School has been named National Champion in the 2012 “Get Schooled Fall Attendance Challenge” with a 5.06% attendance gain. The school participated in the contest as part of the district’s “What is a Day Worth?” informational attendance campaign which was launched last year.
Stony Point competed with over 200 middle and high schools nationally for the championship. “Get Schooled” focused on attendance as a critical metric in school and student performance because it is one of the best predictors of high school graduation rates and college readiness rates. Despite its importance, a Johns Hopkins study released earlier this year estimates that 7.5 million students in the United States miss a month or more of school, putting them at risk for failing to learn key skills and potentially dropping out of high school.
“It comes with great pride and honor to have earned number one in the nation for the Get Schooled Attendance Campaign,” said Stony Point Principal Albert Hernandez. “Stony Point has such a deep admiration for our students, faculty and staff. This has been a wonderful team effort lead by our Assistant Principal, Toby Bermudez. Way to go Stony Point Tigers, national champion!”
The winning schools earn a stop on the Get Schooled Victory Tour launching in early 2013. As part of the Victory Tour, celebrities will serve as Get Schooled “Celebrity Principals for the Day” at the school. The celebrity will connect with students in their classrooms and host a school-wide assembly as part of the celebration of the students’ achievements.
Full list of schools that participated in the Fall Attendance Challenge along with their final scores. Get Schooled is a non-profit organization that directly engages and motivates students to graduate from high school and succeed in college.