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Montford North Star Academy Exceeds Growth
During the December Board Meeting, Dr. Short made a special presentation honoring Montford North Star Academy!
While she applauds and celebrates each of our six schools who met growth as determined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Montford was the only school within the district to Exceed Growth during the 2018-2019 school year, which is quite an accomplishment for both our students and hardworking staff members.
Exceeding Growth reflects meeting students where they are and working to help them move forward with academic achievement. While some students may not reach a certain proficiency benchmark in a given year, we want them to advance in their learning and celebrate that progress.
Earning the distinction of “exceeded growth” means your growth index is 2.0 and above. Montford North Star Academy’s was an impressive 5.63!
In fact, across all schools across the whole state, Montford North Star Academy’s growth index was in the top 6%!
Similar to what’s occurring in classrooms across our district, Dr. Short attributes Montford North Star Academy’s Exceeding Growth distinction and ‘B’ rating to its visionary staff who constantly goes above and beyond to build positive relationships & personalized learning strategies.
Congratulations on this well-deserved honor Principal Baggett, Mrs. Wheeler and the entire Montford North Star Academy staff.