Osceola Schools Earn State Awards For Exemplary Volunteer Programs Which Promote Parent and Community Involvement In Education
Osceola Schools Earn State Awards For Exemplary Volunteer Programs
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Golden School Seal ImageThe Osceola School District has 56 schools that have qualified for the Golden School Award and 21 schools that have qualified for the Silver School Award, both given by the Florida Department of Education in recognition of exemplary volunteer programs which promote parent and community involvement in education:
 
To qualify for the Golden School Award, the total number of volunteer service hours must equal twice the number of students enrolled in the school. The following Osceola schools have earned the 2017-2018 Golden School Award:

Elementary: Boggy Creek, Central Avenue, Chestnut Elementary for Science and Engineering, Cypress, Deerwood, East Lake, Flora Ridge, Hickory Tree, Highlands, Kissimmee, Koa, Lakeview, Michigan Avenue, Mill Creek, Narcoossee, Neptune, Partin Settlement, Pleasant Hill, Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts, Reedy Creek, St. Cloud, Sunrise, Thacker Avenue Elementary School for International Studies, and Ventura Elementary

Middle: Denn John, Discovery Intermediate, Horizon, Kissimmee, Narcoossee, Neptune, Parkway, and St. Cloud

Multi-Level: Celebration K-8, Harmony Community, Osceola County School for the Arts, Westside K-8, and New Beginnings

High: Celebration, Gateway, Harmony, Liberty, Osceola, PATHS, Poinciana, St. Cloud, and Zenith

Charter: Bellalago Academy, Canoe Creek, Four Corners Elementary, Kissimmee, Mater Brighton Lakes, Osceola Science, P.M. Wells, Renaissance Charter at Boggy Creek, Renaissance Charter at Poinciana, and St. Cloud Preparatory.
 
To qualify for the Silver School Award, the total student volunteer hours must equal at least one half of the total number of students in the school. Only secondary schools are eligible for this award. The following Osceola schools have earned the 2017-2018 Silver School Award:

Middle: Denn John, Discovery Intermediate, Horizon, Kissimmee, Narcoossee, Neptune, Parkway, and St. Cloud

Multi-Level: Celebration K-8, Harmony Community, Osceola County School for the Arts, and Westside K-8

High: Celebration, Gateway, Harmony, Liberty, Osceola, PATHS, Poinciana, and St. Cloud

Charter: Bellalago Academy
 
“Great schools are a shared responsibility,” said School Board Chairman Ricky Booth. “When school-family-community partnerships are a part of the education team, they directly benefit student achievement, foster school success, and strengthen families.”
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