The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools awards, a prestigious recognition for schools’ overall academic achievement or progress in closing achievement gaps among scholar subgroups.
This year, Alliance Burton Tech has been named as a recipient of the award for their exemplary achievement in closing gaps for scholars. Burton Tech is the only high school named of the 36 schools in California and the only school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to receive the 2020 award.
“Since 2005, Burton Tech works diligently to provide scholars with opportunities to become college and career ready, and to improve our community. At Burton Tech, scholars feel empowered and families are valued. We have become the pride of South Central, with many scholars advocating and contributing to the success of the community we serve. I could not be more proud that the school’s efforts are now being recognized on a national level,” shared Burton Tech Principal Rogelio Sanchez, Alliance 2019 Principal of the Year.
The recognition of Burton Tech marks the third Alliance school to receive the distinguished award. Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School and Alliance Mohan High School were recognized in 2011 and 2017, respectively.
“This award is a testament to the commitment and dedication of the Burton Tech community since its founding. Given the success of their collaborative approach to leadership, academics, and social-emotional supports, it is no surprise that they are now being honored with this esteemed award. We are thrilled for Burton Tech and for the community of South Central Los Angeles,” noted Alliance Chief Academic Officer Ana Menezes.
Due to health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program will hold a virtual recognition ceremony this year on November 12th and 13th. Stay tuned for more information.
Congratulations to the scholars, families, staff, and community of Burton Tech for continuously proving that exceptional is the rule!
For additional information on this prestigious award, go to the National Blue Ribbon Schools website