Awards, Recognition & Achievements
Certified as Parent Involvement School of Excellence
Greenville, SC -- More than 700 students at
Blythe Academy of Languages in Greenville have one more reason to take pride
in their school. National PTA has certified Blythe as a Parent Involvement
School of Excellence. National PTAâ€™s Parent Involvement Schools of
Excellence certification recognizes schools that uphold the highest
standards in parent involvement. All schools in the nation are encouraged to
submit an application to National PTA.
As part of the certification process, Blythe formed a team consisting of the principal,
assistant principal, guidance counselors, teachers, parents, and
representatives from the community; completed a self-assessment; and applied
for one of two distinctions (Certification of Excellence or Recognition of
Commitment) based on the results of their self-assessment. According to team
members, the certification is a symbol of parents, staff, and community
members working together for the common goal of helping children succeed.
The Academyâ€™s Parent Tutorial Program won third place
in the State last year for its commitment to student growth.
"Every child deserves to attend a school of excellence," said National PTA
President Linda Hodge. "The certification program is an unprecedented
opportunity for all schools to achieve excellence and be recognized for
their dedication to parent involvement."
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, National
Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of
Secondary School Principals, National Education Association, and National
School Public Relations Association joined National PTA in the development
and implementation of the certification program.
For more information about National PTAÂ¹s Parent Involvement Schools of
Excellence certification, visit www.pta.org or call (800) 307-4PTA (4782).
Palmetto Gold Award
Greenville, SC -- Blythe Academy of Languages was one of twenty-one
Greenville County schools who earned Palmetto Gold Awards and Palmetto
Silver Awards for attaining high levels of absolute performance and high
rates of improvement. Blythe received $11,273 for the Gold Award.
Criteria for the award were developed by the South Carolina Education
Oversight Committee. The criteria were based on the absolute and improvement
ratings that were assigned to each school on the 2005 school report cards.
The report card ratings are determined by PACT scores for elementary and
middle schools. For high schools, the ratings are based on Exit Exam results
and eligibility for LIFE scholarships.
Academy's website received the 2005-2006 Award of Excellence from the South Carolina
Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SCNSPRA). The
purpose of the Awards Program is to recognize outstanding school public
relations efforts in the areas of print and video.
website received the 2005-2006 Silver Award from the American
Association of Webmasters.
The American Association Of Webmasters Awards are designed to supply
formal recognition to webmasters and designers who have shown outstanding achievement in web design, content and creativity.
Blythe Academy's website received the 2005 Webmaster Choice Silver Award. Winning
the Webmaster's Choice Award is highly competitive. It is in
recognition of the professional design and content of these school web
sites. The award is presented to web sites whose wed design,
originality and content have achieved levels of excellence deserving of
professional recognition by Greenville County Schools.
Dick and Tunky Riley
School Improvement Award
Greenville, SC â€“ Blythe
Academy was selected as one of the eight finalists for the Dick and
Tunky Riley School Improvement Award. The annual award recognizes School
Improvement Councils for outstanding achievement and civic engagement on
behalf of their school.
The winners of the Riley Award and four Honorable Mentions were
announced by Secretary and Mrs. Richard Riley in Columbia on March 25.
Blythe received an Honorable Mention in the 2006 award.
The SIC at Blythe Academy of Languages plays a vital role in school
programs. The teamâ€™s focus is on improving student achievement. Among
their activities is a tutorial program for parents to help their child
improve academically. They also established the BUG Club â€“ Bringing Up
Grades. A foreign language focus committee is working to strengthen the
language program, and a new program called Men That Matter the Most
provides an opportunity for children to invite male role models to the
2006 South Carolina PTA Awards
Outstanding PTA Unit of the
First 15 Schools in
South Carolina to Achieve 100% PTA Membership
2006 Southwest PTA
Unit of the Year