Keystone High School and Keystone Middle School joined a diverse and successful group of schools across the nation in the “High Schools that Work” and “Making Middle Grades Work” networks. Partnering schools have earned state and national recognition, including Ohio Schools of Promise, Ohio Schools of Honor, and US News and World Report rankings at the Silver and Bronze levels.
Keystone staff and board members were recognized by Diana Rogers, Regional Network Coordinator, and presented with a banner with the message “Building a Culture of High Expectations” at a recent Board of Education meeting.
This partnership with HSTW and MMGWS provides a wealth of resources for Keystone, in both terms of funding and programming. Over the past year, Keystone Schools received over $10,000 in grant money. Keystone Director of Curriculum Dave Kish states, “The grant money we received helped us develop new, exciting, and high-interest courses at the Middle School, such as forensics, robotics, and photography. At the high school level, we were able to build in an extra support period for all students to provide them with additional instruction and tutoring from their core teachers. The funds also provided us with opportunities to network with other districts who have successfully implemented positive and successful programs. We are excited to continue this partnership and witness the many benefits it has for our students and staff.”
To learn more about these programs, navigate to the following websites:
High Schools That Work: www.ohiohstw.org/
Making Middle Grades Work: https://www.sreb.org/making-middle-grades-work