"We are very excited and proud," Clay City Jr./Sr. High School principal Jeff Bell told The Brazil Times. "It was really a team effort."
Clay City went through a process to raise student achievement by creating local community advisory group. The advisory group is made up of students, parents, teachers and community members.
This committee reviewed student data, set specific student goals and commit to maximizing the time and skills of the school counselor.
"The goals that have been set will begin to be implemented now that testing is over," Guidance Director Donald Yegerlehner told The Brazil Times. "The advisory council will meet periodically to chart the growth and maintain accountability for the goals that were set for student achievement."
"Clay City Jr./Sr. High School is recognized for understanding the tremendous impact that professional school counselors can have in helping students succeed in school and also to plan for success in college and a career," IDOE School Counselor Consultant Matt Fleck said in a press release.
Clay City Jr./Sr. High School is now eligible for the American School Counselor Association's Recognized ASCA Model Program or RAMP Award and will be submitting the paper work in February.
The official award presentation will be Nov. 6, at the Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) conference in Indianapolis.
"Everything that we do is for the students, and to prepare them for life after high school," Bell said.