U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced that Somerset Arts Conservatory has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Somerset Arts Conservatory is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. Somerset Arts Conservatory was one out of four schools in Florida to receive this honor.
Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
The administration of Somerset will represent Somerset Arts Conservatory at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. to celebrate their hard-won achievements.
For more information about Somerset Arts Conservatory, please visit the school’s website atwww.somersetacademy.com . For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visithttp://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/