Two Van schools named ‘high progress’ schools

Fred Pace

January 28, 2014

VAN — Both Van Jr./Sr. and Van Elementary have received recognitions from the WV Department of Education as “high progress” schools.

The two Boone County schools were among 22 total schools to receive the designation.

“Congratulations to all schools which have been named as 2013-2014 Reward Schools through our ESEA Flexibility Request,” officials with the state Department of Education said. “Twenty-two schools were identified as making high progress while twenty-eight are being named high performing reward schools.”

A school that has met its West Virginia Accountability Index (WVAI) target and demonstrates that a majority of its subgroups are making sufficient academic progress against proficiency‐based Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) is eligible for the designation.

• In other academic news, four local students were name to the fall “Dean’s List” and “President’s List” at Fairmont State University.

Bethany Buckner and Jaison King were named to the President’s List, while Cole Ballard and Taylor Dodrill were name to the Dean’s List.

Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the fall 2013 semester are named to the Dean’s List, while full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.