Tomorrow afternoon students, faculty and local eduction leaders will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of Harbor High School. Designated a 2011 California Distinguished school, Harbor High was recognized for its work to develop college readiness and student achievement and for embracing the challenge to close the achievement gap. The Distinguished School designation is highly competitive; schools are recognized for the Academic Performance Index and Adequate Yearly Progress, state and federal measurements, and their progress toward closing the gap between higher and lower performing students.
The Harbor community will celebrate with an all-school BBQ and music. Educational leaders on hand will include Harbor High School principal Richard Davis, County Superintendent of Schools Michael Watkins, the Santa Cruz City Schools Board of Trustees and SCCS Superintendent Gary Bloom. Food will be provided by Santa Cruz City Schools Food Services, led by Chef Jamie Smith.