CLAS Names 2022 Schools of Distinction

The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools has selected 32 schools, from across the state, as Schools of Distinction.
Feb 23, 2023 by Alyssa Godfrey, Director of Communications

Montgomery, Ala – February 22, 2023:  The CLAS School of Distinction Award recognizes school programs that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama. These exemplary schools/programs will be recognized at an awards luncheon in May. At the awards luncheon, the CLAS Banner School for each district will be named.

State School Board District 1

Enrichment and the Arts
Brewton Elementary School, Brewton City Schools

Lion Pride Conference
Foley High School, Baldwin County Schools

Summer WAVE
Gulf Shores High School, Gulf Shores City Schools

Health & Wellness in Education
Gulf Shores Middle School, Gulf Shores City Schools

State School Board District 2

ROAR to Soar
Eufaula Elementary School, Eufaula City Schools

Community Studies Class
Handley High School, Roanoke City Schools

3R Academy
Northside Intermediate School, Opelika City Schools

Building Community Through Cooperative Learning
Randolph County High School, Randolph County Schools

State School Board District 3

Engineering Academy
Hoover High School, Hoover City Schools

Green & Gold
Pelham High School, Pelham City Schools

Cultivating Unity in our Community
Spain Park High School, Hoover City Schools

Peer Mentoring: Report Card Conferences
Thompson High School, Alabaster City Schools

State School Board District 4

Visual and Performing Arts
Bryant Park Elementary School, Jefferson County Schools

The Drama Cats
Huffman Academy, Birmingham City Schools

miniWOW: Immersing Elementary Students in CTE
Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy, Tuscaloosa City Schools

Project Impact - Empowering Girls Through STEM
Woodland Forrest Elementary School, Tuscaloosa City Schools

State School Board District 5

LifeChangers Manufacturing
Chickasaw Middle/High School, Chickasaw City Schools

HOUSE System
Prattville Intermediate School, Autauga County Schools

Career Technical Program
Satsuma High School, Satsuma City Schools

Tuskegee Public School, Macon County Schools

State School Board District 6

Tiger Buck SOAR Store
Childersburg Elementary School, Talladega County Schools

Team Time
Piedmont Middle School, Piedmont City Schools

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bed Build Project
Southside High School, Etowah County Schools

Dollar for Scholars
Stemley Road Elementary School, Talladega County Schools 

State School Board District 7

Bankhead Middle School, Walker County Schools

Harlan FLEX Intervention
Harlan Elementary School, Florence City Schools

AIM High Mentoring
L. E. Willson Elementary School, Sheffield City Schools

Small Groups for Big Gains
Winfield Elementary School, Winfield City Schools

State School Board District 8

Buddy Program
Columbia Elementary School, Madison City Schools

House System
Crossville High School, DeKalb County Schools

Panther Petals Flower Shop
Huntsville High School, Huntsville City Schools

Skyline School, Jackson County Schools

The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and services to students. 208 school programs were nominated for this prestigious recognition.

“Congratulations to these wonderful Alabama public schools. The CLAS Schools of Distinction provide excellent examples of the significant learning opportunities taking place in public education in Alabama. Further, the stakeholders at every School of Distinction are to be commended for striving for excellence daily,” comments Dr. Vic Wilson, executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).

This program would not be possible without the generous sponsorship provided by American Fidelity Assurance, Curriculum Associates, and Lathan Associates Architects, P.C. CLAS appreciates the invaluable support of these sponsors to the Banner School Awards program.  

About CLAS: CLAS, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools was founded in 1969 by a small group of school leaders to provide targeted professional development and support for Alabama’s public school administrators.  CLAS now serves twelve affiliates representing each type of public school/school system leader.  CLAS provides the framework to connect dedicated school administrators and other successful leaders with a network for professional growth and support.  CLAS is the premier professional learning provider for administrators in public schools in the state of Alabama.

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