ROYERSFORD PA — The Spring-Ford Area School District’s Eighth-Grade Center has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools award recipient for its academic accomplishments and continuous improvements.
The center, at 700 Washington St., is one of 219 public and 50 private schools to be acknowledged during a recognition ceremony Nov. 12-13 (2012) in Washington, D.C., which will be attended by its principal, Michael Siggins.
During its 30-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,000 American schools. The award spotlights and recognizes both public and private elementary, middle and high schools that produce outstanding results for all students regardless of race or socioeconomic status.
District Superintendent Dr. David Goodin said the national distinction shows achievements, accomplishments and improvements made by the Eighth-Grade Center’s educators and staff have been recognized in the most prestigious way.
“Receiving this impressive distinction took a lot of time and energy, and the handprints of everyone who was involved in making this collaborative effort a success can be seen from the end result,” Goodin explained.
“This award is certainly a reflection of the quality program at the Eighth-Grade Center,” Siggins added. “An accolade of this magnitude is an indication of the effort the school’s educators, staff and administrators put forth everyday to ensure student success.”
The center will receive a plaque and flag to signify its award status.