Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Samantha Hart
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education recognized thirty-eight Promising Practices programs across the state today.  The Promising Practices program identifies high-quality education practices and wrap-around services in schools and communities throughout Indiana.

“As Superintendent, I am committed to meeting the unique needs of every student across our state,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.  “Each Promising Practice highlights a program within our schools that supports the diverse academic or social needs of Hoosier students.  That is why I am honored to recognize these effective Promising Practices today.”

The Promising Practices initiative was created by Superintendent Ritz in 2016 to highlight 200 programs focused on ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality education. In addition to publicly recognizing selected schools, each promising practice will be shared across the state as an example of best practices that are having a positive impact on Hoosier students.

Each month the Department will announce selected programs based on a review of the schools’ program and input from experts who work directly with the schools.  To date, 116 Promising Practices have been identified throughout the state.

The Promising Practices recognized today can be found below:

School Corporation School Promising Practice
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Academy for Innovative Studies Southwestern IN Health Services Academy CNA Program
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation AIS Diamond High school Peer Coaching Model: Collaboration at its best!
National Heritage Academies Andrew J Brown Academy The Promise of Transformation
Avon Community School Corporation Avon High School Avon Night Light Lip Dub
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Customizing Your Evaluation Process
Batesville Community School Corporation Batesville Community School Corporation Community Partnerships Enrich Student Learning
Charter Bloomington Project School A Culture of Caring and Excellence
MSD Warren Township Schools Brookview Elementary School Coretastic Students
MSD Wayne Township Schools Chapel Hill 7th & 8th Grade Center Young Men of Purpose
Community Schools of Frankfort Community Schools of Frankfort Books on the Bus
MSD Decatur Township Schools Decatur Township School for Excellence Small Learning Communities
East Allen Community Schools East Allen Community Schools Wrap-Around Resources for Homeless
Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation Edgewood Primary Center Padawan Parade-Celebrating the Use of Lifelines!
South Bend Community School Corporation Edison Intermediate Center Student-Led Conferences
Fort Wayne Community Schools Fort Wayne Community Schools Specialized Support for All Students
Goshen Community School Corporation Goshen Community School Corporation Building Strong Family School Connections
Community Schools of Frankfort Green Meadows Intermediate Independent Reading Initiative (IRI)
South Bend Community School Corporation Greene Intermediate Center GAP - Greene Alternative Program
Elkhart Community Schools Hawthorne Elementary School Drum2Change with World Music Drumming
MSD Southwest Allen County Schools Homestead High School The Senior Experience
Lake Ridge New Tech Schools Hosford Park New Tech Elementary Monday Morning Meetings
Greenfield-Central Community Schools JB Stephens Elementary School Over the Rainbow for Reading
Crown Point Community School Corporation MacArthur Elementary School Building Positive Relationships
Tippecanoe School Corporation McCutcheon High School Maverick Launch
Indianapolis Public Schools Meredith Nicholson School #96 Random Acts of Kindness
Milan Community School Corporation Milan Community School Corporation Building Capacity with Teacher Leaders
South Bend Community School Corporation Navarre Intermediate Center Reading with PRIDE
Noblesville Schools Noble Crossing Elementary School Girls Coding Club
North Gibson School Corporation North Gibson School Corporation K-12 Curriculum Development & Alignment
Greater Clark County Schools Northaven Elementary School Northaven's Annual World Fest
Ripley County Schools (Batesville, Jac-Cen-Del, Milan and South Ripley) Ripley County Schools (Batesville, Jac-Cen-Del, Milan and South Ripley) R-CATS: Ripley County Alternative to Suspension
Vigo County School Corporation Sarah Scott Middle School Jedi Academy
South Ripley Community School Corporation South Ripley Community School Corporation Making a Difference One Advisory at a Time
MSD Southwest Allen County Schools Summit Middle School Natural Helpers
Vigo County School Corporation Vigo County School Corporation Juvenile Center Wrap-Around Services
MSD Southwest Allen County Schools Woodside Middle School Woodside Online Parent Book Study
Yorktown Community Schools Yorktown Community Schools Snow Day? Snow Problem!
Zionsville Community Schools Zionsville Community Schools Intentional, Engaging, and Ever-Evolving Teacher Evaluations