Two high schools from the Shelby County School District are among 66 schools in the state of Alabama and 1,742 nationwide to be named 2022 College Success Award Winners.
Chelsea High School and Helena High School both were recognized with the award, which is now in its fifth year and highlights schools throughout the national that are truly achieving in preparing all students for postsecondary and career success.
The GreatSchools.org College Success Award has allowed many communities to identify and celebrate their local schools that are doing well in ensuring every student is prepared for college, and greatly succeeding once they get there. On average, 86 percent of students from College Success Award-winning schools do not require remediation in college.
Since this national initiative was started, school principals, superintendents, and governors have shared the exciting news about the laudable achievements of their local public high schools and students.
The College Success Award also focuses on educational equity, recognizing schools that excel at preparing K-12 students from lower income households.