Carver, Carter receive Lighthouse status
Carver Elementary School and Dewey L. Carter Elementary School recently received the exciting news that they had been chosen as 2022 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse Schools. This marks the seventh and eighth schools within the Florence One School District to receive this designation.
The BRSE nationally validated assessment process looks at the nine performance areas of high-performing schools to set the criteria for this prestigious award.
The nine performance areas the BRSE assessment looks at are:
• Student Focus and Support
• School Organization and Culture
• Challenging Standard and Curriculum
• Active Teaching and Learning
• Technology and Integration
• Professional Community
• Leadership and Education Vitality
• School, Family, and Community Partnerships
• Indicators of Success In addition to the comprehensive review process for the nine performance areas, stakeholder surveys, interviews, and onsite school visits were also completed.
Principal Wendy Frazier said that she was thrilled for the Dewey L. Carter community. “
Dewey L. Carter is so excited to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School,” Frazier said. “Our school family and community work incredibly hard each day to make learning fun and engaging for our students! We greatly appreciate being recognized for our school's hard work and commitment to education. We could not have earned this award without the tremendous efforts of our students, parents, staff members and community. We love our school family so much and are so thankful to be a part of Florence One Schools!”
Florence 1 Schools Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Michelle McBride said that she was excited to learn that Carver and Dewey L. Carter had been named Lighthouse schools.
“This is a wonderful accomplishment for Carver and Dewey L. Carter,” McBride said. “Both Principal Frazier and Principal Little have created loving, hard-working school communities with high expectations for their students and staff. They worked diligently during this review process and the district is excited to celebrate with them as they receive the Lighthouse status from Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.”