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Summit School District schools among state-level education award honorees

Summit Daily staff report
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The Colorado Department of Education celebrated 2016's district and school performance results on Wednesday morning, in Denver, and several Summit School District schools were part of the ceremony.

The district as a whole accepted the English Language Proficiency Act Excellence Award, and four of its elementaries are also recipients of recognition. Breckenridge, Frisco and Upper Blue each received the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award, given to schools that demonstrate excellent student academic growth, and Summit Cove and Breckenridge both accepted the John Irwin Award for those that display defined excellent academic achievement.

In total, the Department of Education honored 72 districts and 337 schools at the event. Of that number, 33 schools took home the Colorado Legislature's Centers of Excellence award for achieving the highest sustained rates of student longitudinal growth from those with at least 75 percent of at-risk students. And 128 schools received the Governor's Distinguished Improvement decoration, while 168 left the ceremony with the John Irwin honor. A complete list of award winners is available at the Department of Education's website.