• Nov. 10, 2017

    Upper St. Clair named a national model of Innovative Successful Practices

    Upper St. Clair High School Upper St. Clair High School was recently named one of only 25 schools nationwide to be selected as a national model of Innovative Successful Practices by the Successful Practices Network and AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

    “As a selected model, we would like to collaborate with you and your team to learn more about your work and to highlight the lessons you have learned to share with school and district leaders from across the United States,” wrote Liz Centi, member services manager with SPN.

    As part of this process, SPN will conduct a two-day site visit in December to see Upper St. Clair High School’s work first hand. This visit will include meetings with groups of stakeholders, as well as classroom visits. The goal of the site visit is to provide SPN a greater understanding of Upper St. Clair’s programs, students served and innovative approach to student learning.

    Based on information from the site visit, SPN, in collaboration with the school district, will produce a case study highlighting Upper St. Clair High School including challenges faced, innovative approaches implemented and the impact of that work on student learning and achievement. The case studies of all 25 schools will be disseminated nationally by both SPN and AASA as models and inspiration for other schools and districts.

    “It’s an honor to be among the 25 schools selected for Innovative Successful Practices,” Dr. Patrick T. O’Toole, superintendent of schools, said. “Our high school is a special place that uniquely embraces a culture of empowerment – encouraging and supporting staff and students as leaders and fostering strong partnerships with families and the community. We are thrilled to be able to share nationally the great work of our students and staff.”