League Middle Academy Celebrates Re-Designation as National School to Watch
League Middle Academy recently celebrated its re-designation as a National School to Watch. A special program was held in recognition of the hard work by the administration, staff, and school partners that led to the designation. Linda Allen, Larry Allen, and Tina White, members of the Schools to Watch Committee and representatives of the South Carolina Department of Education, and David McDonald, also a member of the Schools to Watch Team and representative for the SC Association for Middle Level Education, were on hand for the celebration.
League Academy previously won the National Schools to Watch award in 2012 and is currently the only GCS school to receive this recognition.
The National School to Watch award honors middle schools across the country whose programs show high academic achievement and strong organizational support. The honor is presented by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform following an extensive self-assessment and site visit to review the school’s program.
League Academy’s magnet program for the arts continues to flourish, with increased use of technology for students through the purchase of Chromebooks for the classroom. The school also implemented a Bring Your Own Device policy so that students would have more access to technology.
Counselors are focused on providing guidance to the “whole child” by addressing each student’s individual needs, and the school has involvement and partnerships with the PTA to fundraise for initiatives such as health and wellness, increased opportunities for student involvement, and technology needs. A partnership with Mentor Greenville has been implemented to address students’ social, behavioral and academic needs.