Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced the selection of San Francisco's Convent of the Sacred Heart High School as the winner of the prestigious Blue Ribbon Schools Award. "It is an honor for me to announce the Department of Education's decision to present its Blue Ribbon School Award to Convent of the Sacred Heart High School," Pelosi said.
166 secondary schools were chosen as Blue Ribbon Schools this year from thousands of competitors on the basis of criteria that includes high quality teaching; challenging, up-to-date curriculum; strong leadership; a sense of mission that is shared by all connected with the school; and a commitment to share best practices with other schools. "Sacred Heart is always ahead of the curve," Pelosi said. "In the late 60's seeing the trend towards computerization, a computer course was introduced. In the 1970's, the emphasis was put on math and science, in the 1980's multiculturalism. The ability to predict national and global trends is how Sacred Heart takes the children of today and shapes them to be the leaders of tomorrow."
In addition to today's announcement, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School and the other award recipients will be honored at an event in Washington in November. Rep. Pelosi's four daughters are graduates of Convent of the Sacred Heart schools.
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